melsonby  St James the Great  NZ 201085

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History

Medieval church with large Early English west tower.

Bells

Four bells hung for ringing.  A rather mixed sound with unusual intervals between the notes.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 J Warner 1875   23.625" F
2 John Potter? c1370   24.625" E
3 E Seller 1718   27.375" C
4 J Warner 1875 6cwt 30.625" B

Inscriptions

List of

Frame and Fittings

Wooden frame and traditional fittings.  The frame occupies only a fraction of the area of the tower.

Clock

A two-train clock high up in the large ringing chamber.

Sources

ARA 2006