pannal St Robert of Knaresborough  SE 306571

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History

Perpendicular west tower but the rest of the church was rebuilt in 1772.

Bells

Three bells, in the minor key, hung for full circle ringing but now adapted for swing chiming.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 Samuel I Smith 1703 4cwt 28.25" D
2 Ab Smith 1669 5cwt 30.75" C#
3 Ab Smith 1669 6cwt 33.75" B

Inscriptions

As given by Poppleton (below) with the usual bands of ornament typical of the York foundry.

Poppleton

PANNAL (St. Robert). Three bells.

1.    TE DEVM LAVDAMVS 1703  SS Ebor

2.    GLORIA DEO IN EXCELSIS 1669

3.    DEVS SVPER OMNIA HONORANDVS  1669

       (lower)   B B  I C CHVRCHWARDENS

 

This church is said to have received three bells from Fountains Abbey, but of course not any of the above three.

Frame and Fittings

A wooden frame for three with 2 and 3 swinging mouth to mouth and the treble at right angles.  Wooden headstocks and plain bearings, full wheels and traditional stays but there are no sliders remaining.  The treble is roped on the wrong side of the wheel and the other two bells have their ropes drawn severely across the clock room in order that the three chiming ropes can fall behind the organ which now occupies most of the former ringing chamber.  All of the ringing gear appears to date form the 19th century, and may well be the work of Mallaby of Masham, and the chiming alterations from the time the organ was moved in the 1970s(?) and has all the appearance of work by the Loughborough foundry.

Clock

In the room below the bells there is a two train bed-frame clock with the pendulum at the side.  There is electric wind to both trains.

Sources

ARA visited August 2003.