Upper Armley Christ Church  SE 265337

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History

The foundation stone was laid on October 1st 1869 by Mrs W E Gott of Armley House, the church was consecrated on 19th January 1872.  The architects were Messrs Adams and Kelly of Park Row , Leeds. The imposing west tower is 117 feet tall and is 26 feet square at the base.  

Bells

A peal of eight bells hung for full circle ringing.  The original six were opened on Tuesday 13th February 1872 and the tenor was given as being 17cwt.  In 1922 the bells were rehung, retuned and augmented to eight by the addition of two trebles; the frame being extended, in wood, on the east side to accommodate the two trebles.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 John Taylor of Loughborough 1922 4-3-4 27.5" F
2 John Taylor of Loughborough 1922 5-0-20 28.5" E
3 John Taylor of Loughborough 1872 5-3-19 31.5" D
4 John Taylor of Loughborough 1872 6-3-19 33.5" C
5 John Taylor of Loughborough 1872 7-2-5 35.875" B flat
6 John Taylor of Loughborough 1872 8-2-13 37.475" A
7 John Taylor of Loughborough 1871 11-2-19 41.875" G
8 John Taylor of Loughborough 1871 15-2-22 45.5" F

The tenor is pictured below.

Inscriptions

1.    186    19[T]22

2.    173    19[T]22

3.    J : TAYLOR & CFOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH  1872.

4.    J : TAYLOR & CFOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH  1872.

5.    J : TAYLOR & CFOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH  1872.

6.    J : TAYLOR & CFOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH  1872.

7.    J : TAYLOR & CFOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH  1871.

8.    J : TAYLOR & CFOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH  1871.

Frame and Fittings

Hung in a wooden frame with all bells swinging N-S.  Cast iron headstocks, traditional stays and sliders dating from the 1922 augmentation.

Clock

A three train clock by Potts 1881 - now electrified with synchronous motor.

Sources

ARA visited c2000

GAD notes.

RVT pp128-131