downholme St Michael NZ 111983
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A small church with western bell-cote. There is work of most centuries from the twelfth to the eighteenth.
Two bell hung for swing-chiming in a western bell-cote. The modern tenor is a replacement for an eighteenth century bell which was stolen.
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The treble has some markings on its inscription band. The tenor has a band of ornament and on the waist a Taylors, Eayre and Smith medallion.
Frame and Fittings
The tenor is hung from a metal bar headstock and has an alarmingly red counter weight. The treble has a wooden headstock. Both bells hang in the western bell-cote and have chiming levers with cables leading down into the church. The cables are finished with a length of chain and wooden handles reminiscent of those used with high-level lavatory cisterns.
Andrew Aspland September 2010