RIPLEY All Saints  SE 283605

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History

Rebuilt after a landslide in 1395.  The upper parts of the west tower date from 1567.

Bells

Three bells formerly hung for full circle ringing but now for swing chiming.  The second bell has lost its crown and is held together with iron plates.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 S Smith I 1701   32.5" B
2 W Oldfield 1640   34.5" A sharp
3 S Smith II 1717   38" G sharp

Inscriptions

1.    VENITE EXVLTEMUS DOMINO 1701

2.    CRY ALOUDE REPENT 1640

3.    GLORIA IN SUPREMIS DEO 1717  W HARDCASTLE  Geo: WILSON I: WILLIAMSON  CHVRCHWARDENS

Frame and Fittings

Formerly hung from traditional ringing fittings in a wooden frame.  Traditional stays and sliders, clock hammer on the tenor and Ellacombe hammers to all three.  Crudely made wheels.  The bells are now hung from new wooden headstocks with wooden chiming levers and with ball bearings.  The bells are tucked up to allow for easier swing chiming.

Clock

A two train clock by Benson of London.

Sources

ARA 1998 and 2004