manfield  All Saints  NZ 222134

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History

Medieval church heavily restored in the nineteenth century.

Bells

Three bells hung for full circle ringing in the large west tower.  Unusually the ringing chamber has a vaulted stone ceiling.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 Gillett & Johnston 1920 4.1.10 28" D
2 Thomas Wood of Thirsk 1664 3.2.27 29.125" C
3 John Taylor of Loughborough 1938 6.2.26 33.125" Bb

Inscriptions

1.    IB:    RECAST BY GILLETT & jOHNSTON, CROYDON, 1920.  [G&J MONOGRAM]
            [Band of ornament]
    Waist:    OF JESUS MARY AND JOSEPH 1664

2.    IB:    IESV BE OVR SPEE  IR  NS  IC  WT  1664

3.    IB:    FILI DEI MISERERE MEI 1664
    Waist:    LAUS DEO M. W. W. 1938
Reverse waist:  [Round Taylor shield]

Frame and Fittings

Wooden frame for three bells to the north east of this large tower.  Fittings by Taylors from 1938 including a canon retaining headstock for the second.  Plain stays and sliders, ball bearings.

Clock

A two-train clock by Samuel Thompson of Darlington.

Sources

Andrew Aspland - September 2009