leeming  St John the Baptist  SE 293893

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History

The present building dates from 1839 though a chapel is known to have existed on this site from the fifteenth century.  The west tower was added in 1912 and is a graceful composition of brick with stone dressings.

Bells

Eight tubular bells and a single clock bell.

Bell Founder Date Length Diameter Note
T1 Harrington Latham and Company c1912 60.625" 3.5" C#
T2 Harrington Latham and Company c1912 62.25" 3.5" B#
T3 Harrington Latham and Company c1912 66.5" 3.5" A#
T4 Harrington Latham and Company c1912 70.75" 3.5" G#
T5 Harrington Latham and Company c1912 75.875" 3.5" F#
T6 Harrington Latham and Company c1912 77.625" 3.5" E#
T7 Harrington Latham and Company c1912 82.75" 3.5" D#
T8 Harrington Latham and Company c1912 91.375" 3.75" C#
Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 C & G Mears 1844 1cwt 17.5" C#

Inscription

The clock bell is inscribed:

C & G MEARS FOUNDERS LONDON 1844

Frame and Fittings

The eight tubes hang from a square wooden frame in the centre of the tower with bells 1, 3, 5 and 7 on the west side and the others on the east.  The clock bell hangs from one of the lower members of the frame below the second tube.  The tubes are fitted with hammers operated from a rack in the clock chamber.  The clock bell has an external clock hammer.

Clock

A two-train clock supplied by Potts of Leeds 1916.  It was made by Haycock of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and has Graham's Deadbeat Escapement.

Sources

ARA February 2012