ripon Holy Trinity
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Built in 1826/7 by Thomas Taylor architect of Leeds. Large north and south transepts and west tower with tall broach spire.
Two bells. One hung for ringing and the smaller bell for swing chiming but with a full-wheel. Both now in poor condition. The larger bell is a long way from home. It began life as the fourth of six at Sturminster Newton in Dorset. William Dobson of Downham Market replaced some bells in this peal and the John Wallis bell was one of those. Clearly, Dobson, who himself cast good-toned bells, recognised this bell as worthy of re-use and supplied it to Holy Trinity.
A letter exists in the Lincoln Cathedral archives:
May 21 1827
I am Sir
Your most obedient & humble Servant
Liversedge church was also built by Thomas Taylor.
|1||James Shaw & Co. of Bradford||1899||1 cwt.||17.75"||C#|
|2||John Wallis of Salisbury||1594||11cwt||39"||G|
1 on shoulder: SHAW & CO. // 1899
2 IB: FEARE GOD 1594 I W
Frame and Fittings
Two separate frames - both wooden with typical braces. The frame for the larger bell has corner posts built onto the frame ends. Wooden headstocks with plain bearings and traditional wheels. The larger bell has a stay and slider and it is fitted with an Ellacombe hammer.
ARA October 2012