middleton tyas  St Michael and All Angels  NZ 235056

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History

Early English church with large west tower.  The church includes work from the twelfth to the fourteenth centuries.

Bells

Three bells hung for swing chiming.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 Thomas Wood of Thirsk 1662 2 cwt 21.875" F#
2 Unknown C14 3 cwt 24.5625" E
3 Thomas Wood of Thirsk 1662 3 cwt 26.625" D

Inscriptions

1    IB:    DAVRASCVMVOCEPROCLAMOMISTIEASACRADET [shield]
                ARMIGERILAVDESRESONODEKNETONA 1662
[Trans: DE AURAS CUM VOCE PROCLAMO MISTIEAS SACRADET    ARMIGERI LAUDES RESONO DEKNETONA -  to ears with a voice I proclaim that the mysteries may be holy,  for the armour bearer I ring out praises tenfold(?)]

2

3    IB:    GOD SAVEE HIS CHVRCH  1663

Frame and Fittings

A softwood frame for three bells.  Modern wooden headstocks, pulleys and vertical chiming levers, with ball bearings.

Sources

Andrew Aspland - September 2009