Burneston St Lambert  SE 308849

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History

A large aisled Perpendicular church.  West tower with recessed stone spire.

Bells

A peal of six bells hung for full circle ringing. The fourth bell could well date from the building of the tower.  The former tenor would appear, from its inscription, to be the work of Samuel Smith of York.

Bells 5, 6, and 1 showing the steel frame ends for bells 5 and 1 with the tenor pit extending into the louvre window.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 John Warner 1874   26.375" F#
2 John Warner 1874   27.1875" E
3 John Warner 1874   27.875" D
4   c1400   28.5" C#
5 W Oldfield 1621   31.875" B
6 John Warner 1874 8cwt. 35.5625" A

Inscriptions

1    CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1874. 
        SING WE MERRILY UNTO GOD OUR STRENGTH.

2    CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1874.
        GOD IS GONE UP WITH A MERRY NOISE.

3    CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1874. 
        O GOD MY HEART IS READY.

4    + S LAMBERTVS + BELFORTH LAMBERTE : SALVENTVR : SPONSA : QVE PERTE

5    IESUS BE OUR SPED 1621

6    RECAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1874. 
                GLORIA IN ALTISSIMIS DEO 1696
        JOHN THORNEYCROFT HARTLEY VICAR
                        THOMAS MOOR
                     TIMOTHY METCALF
                      JOSEPH SIMPSON 
                     GEORGE HUDSON 
                    CHURCHWARDENS.

Frame and Fittings

A Mallaby of Masham installation from 1874.  The wooden frame has steel ends to some of the pits to accommodate all six bells on one level in this modest tower.  Traditional wooden headstocks with plain bearings.  Some work has been carried out to the pulleys in recent years.

Clock

A two train flat bed clock by Potts of Leeds 1906.

Sources

ARA July 2004