Pickhill All Saints SE 293893
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Late Perpendicular west tower on a C13 church with some Norman work remaining.
Six bells hung for full-circle ringing. Until 2002 there was a ring of three (see below) which hung in the top chamber of this large tower. In that year three new bells were added and the six bells hung in the clock chamber leaving the original frame intact. The original tenor was tuned and had its canons removed, the original second was left untuned and the treble was found to have a large radiating group of cracks necessitating extensive welding and this bell was tuned.
|4||Thomas I Wood of Thirsk||1656||5-1-27||31.5"||B|
|6||John Warner & Sons of London||1868||8-1-20||37.625"||G|
The original second and treble bells before the restoration.
1. IB: [vine ornament]
Waist: TO THE GLORY OF GOD
E II R
1952 GOLDEN JUBILEE 2002
SB: I WAS GIVEN BY THOSE WHO HEAR ME
2. IB: [vine ornament]
Waist: THE RINGERS' BELL
LET THE VOICE OF THE BELLS
GOD'S PRESENCE IN THE LAND
SB: I WAS GIVEN BY THOSE WHO RING ME
3. IB: [vine ornament]
Waist: IN MEMORY OF
1951 PETER FOTHERGILL 1994
FOR EACH OTHER
AND FOR OUR CHILDREN
SB: I WAS GIVEN BY THOSE WHO LOVE HIM
4. IB: IESVS BE OVR SPEED 1656
5. IB: THIS BELL AT PICKALL ANNO DOMINI 1584
(The K faces downwards and the 5 is reversed.)
6. IB: recast by john warner & sons london 1868.
GOD SAVE OUR CHURCH
REVD JACKSON MASON VICAR
THOMAS RAPER HIGHMOOR
JOSEPH HODGSON } CHURCHWARDENS
Frame and Fittings
Formerly hung with wooden headstocks, plain bearings, wheels stays and sliders all dating from the 1868 restoration but hanging in a large and older frame. The frame and some of the fittings have been retained. The bells now hang in a welded steel frame (galvanised) built locally by John Hallett and his team. The fittings are largely by the Whitechapel bellfoundry with bells 4 and 5 hung on canon retaining headstocks.
A two-train flat bed clock by Benson of London.
ARA visit August 2003