Meanwood Holy Trinity  SE 286374

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History  Built in 1849 by W Railton.  Given by two daughters of Sir John Beckett, Mary and Elizabeth Beckett, of Meanwood Park, to the memory of their deceased brother Christopher Beckett.

Bells

A peal of five bells hung for full circle ringing. It is assumed that there were three bells cast in 1849 - bells 3 and 4 of the current peal and that the smallest bell was recast to a note one semitone lower when the bells were made into five.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 John Taylor of Loughborough 1885 6-1-12 31.25" B
2 John Taylor of Loughborough 1885 8-0-14 34.5" A
3 John Taylor of Loughborough 1849 7-2-6 36.25" G sharp
4 John Taylor of Loughborough 1849 10-2-16 40.5" F sharp
5 John Taylor of Loughborough 1885 16-3-5 45.75" E

Inscriptions

1.    J : TAYLOR AND Co FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1885.

2.    J : TAYLOR AND Co FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1885.

3.    JOHN TAYLOR BELLFOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH : A.D. 1849.

4.    JOHN TAYLOR BELLFOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH : A.D. 1849.// [banner with inscription]

5.    J : TAYLOR AND Co BELLFOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1885.

Frame and Fittings

Hung in two separate frames.  Bells 1 to 3 occupy a low-side wooden frame which held the three original bells and the two tenors hang in cast-iron A frames mounted on wooden beams.  All the bells have wooden headstocks and ball-bearings with traditional stays and sliders.

Clock

A two-train clock by Dent of London.

Sources

ARA June 2002

R V Taylor - Leeds Churches