nidd St Paul and St Margaret  SE 301608

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History

Built in 1866 by Healey - possible thirteenth century work in the porch.

Bells

A peal of five bells formerly hung for full-circle ringing but now for chiming only.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 Mears & Stainbank 1867     G
2 Mears & Stainbank 1867     F
3 Mears & Stainbank 1867     E
4 Mears & Stainbank 1867     D
5 Mears & Stainbank 1867 6-0-19   C

Inscriptions

List of

Poppleton

NIDD (St. Paul). Five bells.

On each-

MEARS & STAINBANK FOUNDERS LONDON 1867

On the tenor, in addition-

   THIS PEAL OF FIVE BELLS

   PRESENTED BY

   ELIZABETH RAWSON

   WHEN SHE REBUILT THE CHURCH

              1867

There were formerly two bells, but at the time of the rebuilding only one.

Frame and Fittings

The bells hang from wooden deadstocks in the original ringing frame.  They are fitted with Ellacombe hammers which are operated from the first floor chamber.  The conversion to chiming was carried out in the early 1980s by the Whitechapel bellfoundry.

Clock

A two train flat bed clock by Potts of Leeds in 1880.  It strikes the hours on the tenor bell.

Sources

List of sources/date of visit