kirklington  St Michael  SE 318810

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History

Medieval church with Perpendicular west tower.

Bells

Six bells hung for full circle ringing.  The three trebles were the trebles of eight at Masham which were transferred here in 1998 at which time all six bells were tuned.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 J Warner 1862 4-0-10 27.25" D sharp
2 J Warner 1862 4-0-9 28.25" C sharp
3 J Warner 1873 4-3-20 30.75" B
4 W Oldfield 1617 5-1-9 32.25" A sharp
5 Mears & Stainbank 1924 6-2-13 35.25" G sharp
6 Mears & Stainbank 1924 8-1-8 38.5" F sharp

Inscriptions

1.    IB:    CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1862.
    Waist:    REVD J. HEDLEY. VICAR
    Lower:    (Crest) PATENT

2.    IB:    CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1862.
    Waist:   J. CARTER.  T. LIGHTFOOT }
                J. THEAKSTON.  J.BURRILL}  CHURCH WARDENS.
    Lower:    (Crest) PATENT

3.    IB:    LOOK TO MY BRETHREN WHILST THE PEAL I LEAD 1766.
    Waist:    OMNIA FINAT AD GLORIA DEI
                    T. MALLABY    }
                    T. LIGHTFOOT }
              J. E. EDMUNDSON}   CHURCHWARDENS
                     W. RAW  JUNR}
    Lower:    RECAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1873.

4.    (ornament on shoulder)
    ib:    iesvs be ovr speed 1617

5.    IB: CHRISTOPHER WANDLESFORD BARONET R I : TATHEM REKTOR 1681  (in facsimile)
Waist:    RECAST 1924
Lower:    M & S. LONDON (Foundry Mark)

6.    IB: GLORIA IN SVPREMVS DEO 1725 (SS Ebor)  THO WALKER  Ro: IOBLING  CHVRCHWARDENS  (in facsimile)
Waist:    RECAST 1924
Lower:    MEARS & STAINBANK, LONDON. (Foundry Mark)

Frame and Fittings

A 20th century installation with the back three rehung in a cast-iron frame by Mears and Stainbank in 1929.  The frame was extended in welded steel to accommodate the three extra bells which were also fitted out at Whitechapel.  The frame and hanging was undertaken by John Hallett and his team.

Clock

A two train flat bed clock (with castings for a third train) by Joyce of Whitchurch 1907. There is one dial on the north side and the hours are struck on the tenor.

Sources

ARA 2006