middlesmoor St Chad  SE 093742

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History

A brief history of the church building.

Bells

A complete peal of six bells by Blews of Birmingham retuned in 1999 by Whitechapel hung for full circle ringing.  One small disused bell.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 W Blews of Birmingham 1868 4-3-3 28.8125" D sharp
2 W Blews of Birmingham 1868 5-0-25 30.125" C sharp
3 W Blews of Birmingham 1868 5-2-25 32.0625" B
4 W Blews of Birmingham 1868 6-3-1 34" A sharp
5 W Blews of Birmingham 1868 8-2-6 37.5" G sharp
6 W Blews of Birmingham 1868 10-0-17 40.625" F sharp
d1 I.R. ? 1637 1.25cwt 18.8125"  

Inscriptions

1:    To call the Folks to church in time we chime.

2:    Peace on Earth Good Will to Men

3:    Be Joyful unto the Lord

4:    Praise God on High

5:    Love one another

6:        IN MEMORY OF
          SIMON HORNER
      MERCHANT OF HULL
   NATIVE OF THIS PLACE
     BORN 1735 DIED 1829
                 AGED 94

REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY

Disused bell:    I R  FILI DEI 1637

Frame and Fittings

The six bells hang in a steel frame (1999) on cast-iron headstocks and other fittings by Gillett and Johnston of Croydon (1912).

The disused bell hangs from a hook in the ceiling at the west end of the north aisle.

Sources

Visit:  RC 1988