Patrick Brompton  St Patrick  SE 219907

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History

Tower rebuilt in 1864 by G Fowler Jones.  The rest of the church contains work from 11th to 15th centuries.

Bells

Three bells hung for full-circle ringing.  The second bell is cracked and the fittings are in need of attention to make these bells ringable.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1   c1400   25.6875" D
2 Peter Wood of Thirsk 1686   27.75" C
3 Samuel I Smith 1703   31.6875" B

Inscriptions

1:    + ORA PRO NOBIS BEATI PATRICI
[and on soundbow]    P

2:    PERVVLA PER MAGNAM PREBEBAT CIMA RVIAM I PLACE 1686
[and on waist]        SA

3:    MY CRACK IS CVRED NOW ALOVD I CRY HAVE FAITH IN CHRIST & LIVE ETERNALLY  1703
            HEN: ROOKES  G: MANFIELD CHVRCHWARDENS  SS Ebor

Frame and Fittings

The wooden frame appears to be a Victorian copy of the medieval original.  The traditional fittings, with the exception of the substantial wheels, are earlier.

Clock

A two train A frame clock by Cooke of York 1863.  It is in very good condition partly due to its well designed case.  It strikes the hours on the tenor.

Sources

ARA  November 2004