west tanfield St Nicholas SE 268767
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Largely perpendicular and heavily restored in 1860.
Six bells hung for full circle ringing.
|4||S Smith I||1685||6-1-3||32.25"||B|
|5||S Smith II||1724||7-2-16||35.5"||A|
1: IB: CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1873.
2: IB: CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1873.
3: IB: CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1873.
4: IB: GLORIA IN ALTISSIMIS DEO 1685 ( in
band of ornament)
Below: WB CHVRCHWARDEN SS EBOR (in band of ornament)
5: IB: beatvs
povlvs qvi exavdivm clangorem 1724 (plus ornament)
Below: SS EBOR
6: IB: anti
iacetis hvmo sonitv respiscite noesto 1695
Lower: RECAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1873.
Frame and Fittings
Wooden frame dating from 1873 by Mallaby of Masham. All fittings date from 1980 when the bells were retuned and rehung by Whitechapel. Cast iron headstocks, except that of the fourth which is a welded steel canon retainer (pictured below), ball bearings, SG clappers with twiddle pins, traditional stays and sliders and Ellacombe hammers. The tenor has an external clock hammer.
A two train clock by Gillett and Bland of Croydon dating from 1873. It strikes the hours on the tenor.
ARA visited August 2003