HARROGATE St Luke (Redundant) SE 303561

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History

This large church with tall tower and spire was built c.1895.  It was made redundant in 1980 and subsequently sold in 1983 and is now converted into flats.

Bell

A single bell was cast by Taylors of Loughborough in 1902 for St Luke's Harrogate.   It was removed from the church at the time of its closure and now hangs in a private house in the parish of Hampton Lucy in Warwickshire.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 John Taylor of Loughborough 1902 14-3-21 43.5" F#

Inscription

IB:    JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * LEICESTERSHIRE * 1902 * / [border of arcading]

Frame and Fittings

The bell hangs in its original frame and fittings except for the wheel and pulley (still in possession of the salvage contractor).  It has a cast-iron headstock, plain bearings, clapper and Hastings stay - all contemporary with the bell and by Taylors of Loughborough.  

Sources

ARA visited August 2003

Chris Pickford November 2004 - discovered the bell in Warwickshire!