gilling  St Agatha  NZ 182052

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History

Medieval church with Victorian north aisle.  The west tower is the oldest remaining part.

Bells

Three bells hung for swing chiming.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 Samuel I Smith 1707   27.25"  
2 "Brede Mark" c1480   30.0625"  
3 Samuel I Smith 1707   32.5"  

Inscriptions

Treble:    VENITE EXVLTEMVS DOMINO 1707 [ornament]
                            SS Ebor   SS Ebor

2nd:        + Sancte Thoma Ora Pro Nobis

Tenor:    GLORIA IN ALTISSIMISS DEO 1707 [ornament]
                CHR:FAWCET  GEO:KAY CHVRCHWARDENS [SS Ebor (Mark No.1) nine times]

Frame and Fittings

The bells hang in a wooden frame which was probably locally made to an outdated design.  Since the photographs were taken the bells have undergone a sympathetic restoration to allow them to be swing-chimed.  The work was carried out by David Town of Northallerton.

Sources

ARA 1998

RWMC 1987