burton leonard St Leonard SE 328639

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History  

The original church was built in the early 13th century but in 1779 a petition was presented at the quarter sessions at Knaresborough for financial aid to rebuild the church because, "the steeple and a considerable part of the roof are already falling down".

Bell 

One bell hung for swing chiming in a bell-cote. The clock also strikes on this bell. In 1764 records indicate that there were "two bells and their frames" but the rebuilt church possesses just one bell, a survivor from the old church.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 Samuel Smith II of York 1711 3-1-20 26.625"  

Inscription  VOCO VENI PRECARE CORRIGE DISCE MORI  1711

Frame and Fittings  The bell hangs from a steel bar headstock with lever and clapper which probably date from 1984 at which time the bell was "inspected". At that time it hung from a timber headstock by its six canons.  A clock hammer strikes the bell externally.

Poppleton  BURTON LEONARD (St. Leonard). One bell.

VOCO . VENI . PRECARE . CORRIGE . DISCE . MORI . 1711

Clock  There is a clock case at the west end of the nave containing a weight driven two train clock by Potts of Leeds dating from the 1880s.  

Sources

Framed information sheet in church.

Visited: ARA October 2002
RWMC 1984