Wath  St Mary  SE 325772

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History

A medieval church but the short west tower dates from 1812.

Bells

Six bells hung for full circle ringing. The third bell is a recast of a 1776 Harrison bell. The front three have been rather dramatically tuned by cutting away the soundbow but leaving the points at which the clapper made contact and I assume this to be the work of Shaw's when the bells were made into six.  They have all since been lathe tuned by Taylors.

Bell Founder Date Cwt-Qtr-Lb Diameter Note
1 J Shaw and Co. 1901 3-1-27 24.5" G
2 John Warner 1873 3-2-10 26.3125" F
3 John Warner 1873 4-0-2 27.75" E flat
4 Henry II Harrison 1776 5-0-14 29.5" D
5 Henry II Harrison 1776 6-0-11 31.6875" C
6 John Warner 1873 7-2-24 35.625" B flat

Inscriptions

1.    IB:    H. R. HUNTER.  RECTOR..

       W:        IN MEMORY OF.

                  QUEEN VICTORIA..

                              1901

    Lower:  SHAW & CO. FOUNDERS.     BRADFORD..

 

2.    IB:    CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1873

       W:        LAUD AND PRAISE TO GOD.

 

3.    IB:    RECAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1873

       W:       HENRY HARRISON FOUNDER 1776

 

4.  Lower:    Peter Prefton and John Wood  Church : Wardens 1776

 

5.  Lower:    Cuthbert Allanfon Rector 1776

 

6.    IB:    CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1873.

       W:       WATCH AND PRAY.

                W. C. LUKIS   RECTOR

                ROBT PEARSON }

                THOS HIGHMOR }  CHURCHWARDENS  1873.

 

Frame and Fittings

Hung in a two-tier cast iron H frame with just the treble on top in a low side frame. All modern fittings by Taylor of Loughborough dating from 1936.

Clock

A two train flat bed clock by Potts of Leeds 1883.

Sources

ARA visited August 2003.