barningham  St  Michael and All Angels  NZ 085105

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History

Built in 1816 but completely remodelled in 1891 by Pritchett.  The bells belonged to an earlier church.

Bells

Two bells hung for swing chiming in the western tower.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 Unidentified 1690   23.625" F (possibly cracked)
2 Unidentified C17   26" E

Inscriptions

Treble:    IONATHAN LOWE RECTOR T APELBY R PAKE 1690   (lettering pictured below right)

Tenor:    [blank] (pictured below left)

Frame and Fittings

Hung from wooden headstocks with wooden chiming levers and ball shaped clappers.  The frame is an unusual design, only just tall enough to allow the bells to be swung.  It is made from a mixture of timbers - some reused.

Sources

ARA February 2010