hawes St Margaret SD 872897
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By A B Higham in 1851. Large church with west tower.
Two bells: one hung for stationary chiming and the other, the bell from the earlier chapel of ease, as a clock bell. Formerly there were 8 tubular bells. The clock bell is a very peculiar shape and this is reflected in its peculiar tone! Contrastingly the larger bell is of very good tone. Both bells retain their canons.
|1||John Martin of Worcester||1650||9-2-12||38.5"||A flat / G|
|Clock||Unknown Local(?)||1822||2.5 cwt||21.875"||A flat|
The larger bell (pictured below) was installed in 1996 by Arthur Berry. It is a redundant bell from St Giles, Sheldon near Birmingham which was removed from their remodelled ring in 1992. Before retuning the bell weighed 9-3-13.
Inscriptions1: SOLI DEO GLORIA PAX HOMINIBVS IG WG 1650 (vine border, John Martin's large heart mark, vine border)
The letter G in the initials are both inverted and the N is reversed.
Frame and Fittings
The clock bell hangs from a wooden headstock with drive in gudgeons and the remains of a full wheel. It hangs between two timbers which are supported at their ends by further beams built up from the floor. It has a clock hammer and the clapper is still inside though the bell is so close to the floor that it cannot swing freely.
The chiming bell hangs from a wooden deadstock on two steel girders. It has an internal pear shaped clapper the rope from which runs down to the ground floor choir vestry.
A two train clock by Gillett [and Bland] restored by Potts of Leeds in 1949.
Information from Chris Pickford - email 01/08/2005
Andrew Aspland visited August 2010
RWMC notes in Diocesan Office.