Hunslet St Mary  SE 311314

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History

Built by Perkins & Backhouse in 1864.  The body of the church was demolished and rebuilt as a flat roofed structure in 1975.  The tower remains unaltered but is no longer supported by the nave of the church.

Bells

There are twelve bells altogether - a peal of eight hung for full circle ringing and  four additional chiming bells - all twelve bells can be sounded by an Ellacombe.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 John Warner of Cripplegate 1864 5-3-4 29.75" E
2 John Warner of Cripplegate 1864 6-0-9 30.475" D sharp
3 John Warner of Cripplegate 1864 6-0-21 31.475" C sharp
4 John Warner of Cripplegate 1864 6-3-27 34" B
5 John Warner of Cripplegate 1864 8-3-3 37" A
6 John Warner of Cripplegate 1864 9-3-19 38.5" G sharp
7 John Warner of Cripplegate 1864 13-2-20 43.25" F sharp
8 John Warner of Cripplegate 1864 18-1-9 48" E
C1 John Taylor of Loughborough 1939 3-1-2 23.5" G sharp
C2 John Taylor of Loughborough 1939 3-3-7 25.5" F sharp
C3 John Taylor of Loughborough 1939 5-0-27 29" D
C4 John Taylor of Loughborough 1939 7-2-11 34" A sharp

The three smallest chiming bells (in order 2, 1, 3 - the fourth is to the left)

Inscriptions

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Frame and Fittings

The eight ringing bells are hung in a wooden frame with bells 1 and 3 above 2 and 4 - all eight swing N-S.  The chiming bells hang from a pair of girders above the 6 and 7.  The ringing bells have cast iron headstocks, traditional stays and sliders all dating from the 1939 augmentation.  All bells have Ellacombe hammers and bells 2,3,4,7 and 8 have external clock hammers.

Poppleton

HUNSLET (St. Mary). Eight bells.

These bells were cast by Messrs. Warner in 1864.

Clock

A three train clock by Potts of  Leeds in 1863.  Now with synchronous motor and motor driven chimes.  It uses a shortened version of the Cambridge Quarters.

Sources

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