whixley The Ascension SE 442584
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Large Decorated church except the upper part of the tower which is Perpendicular.
Six bells hung for full circle ringing.
|1||R Dalton||1785||2-1-15||23"||E sharp|
|2||S Smith||1667||2-3-23||25.75"||D sharp|
|3||John Taylor of Loughborough||1953||4-1-44||28.1875"||C sharp|
|4||G Mears||1861||4-1-7||29.75"||B sharp|
|5||G Mears||1861||4-3-16||31.875"||A sharp|
|6||G Mears||1861||5-3-3||34.125"||G sharp|
WHIXLEY (Ascension). Six bells.
1. SOLI DEO GLORIA
(lower) DALTON FECIT YORK
GLORIA 1N ALTISSIMIS DEO 1667
(lower) I B MINISTER TD TT CHVRCHWARDENS
3. (Seven impressions of a coin.)
4. LAUDA DEUM VERUM PIEBEM VOCO CONSECRO VESTA 1861
WILLIAM VALENTINE MA VICAR
JOHN BAILEY HENRY PRICE CHURCHWARDENS
6. THE GOVERNORS OF TANCRED HOSPITAL GAVE THIS BELL 1861 AT THE VICARS EARNEST REQUEST
(Weight, 6¼ cwt.)
The above inscriptions on Nos. 4, 5, and 6 are on the waist. On the shoulder of each is-
C MEARS & CO FOUNDERS LONDON
Frame and Fittings
Wooden frame presumably dating from the augmentation to six in 1861. The fittings are all by Taylors of Loughborough and date from 1953 when the third bell was recast. They include cast-iron headstocks, ball bearings with plain stays and traditional sliders.
A two train bed-frame clock situated in the ringing room. The hours are struck on the tenor bell.
ARA June 2004