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Dallington,     St. Mary the Virgin Church.     Augmented to 5 bells in 1880 and to 6 bells in 1902.
             
Ntn.          SP 73775 61798 
                                                                                                                                                                         
    1902  JT  THE GIFT OF JOSEPH SHUTTLEWORTH /
ON THE CORONATION OF KING EDWARD VII / 1902
(1)     1880  JT    ULTIMUS ET MINIMUS SED PRIMUS 
(2)  [1]  1688  AxR    ALEXANDER RIGBE MADE ME 1688. 
4 (3)  [*]  1880  JT    OBE THE QUENE 1598 
5 (4)  [**] 1880  JT    GOD SAVE OUR QUEEN
6 (5)  [4]  1625  JK    GOD SAVE OVR KING 1625. 
             
               Previous bells 

  [2*]  1598  FW    OBE THE QUENE 

  [3** 1713  H3B  WILLIAM WALTON  THOMAS HARBERT C-WARDENS 
HENRY BAGLEY MADE ME 1713. 
             
 .............................................................................................................................................................................
Dallington,  St. James' Church. 
SP 74248 60679
PDG inventory of 1938 states 8 tubular bells at St. James'
             
  One bell existed at St. James' in 1878 
  (1)    JWs     
             


Deanshanger, South Northants.   Holy Trinity Church.    Chimed.

SP 76127 39588

1 } c1853  CGM 
2 }
3 }
       

Deene,    St. Peter's Church.     Augmented to 6 bells in 1951.     Churches Conservation Trust.

Thr.         SP 95178 92748
                                                                                                                                                                
    1951  JT  {
JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1950 *
Waist: TO THE GLORY OF ALMIGHTY GOD / AND / IN GRATITUDE FOR
THE COMING OF AGE OF / EDMUND BRUDENELL / 24TH OCTOBER 1949
(1)    1832  W&JT    W : AND J : TAYLOR : FOUNDERS : OXFORD : AND : BIDEFORD DEVON 1832. 
3 (2)    c1599  Ng    ACDEFGHIKLMNOPQRST VW 
4 (3)  [*]  1862  JT  DEO ET ECCLESIA IMPENSIS COMITIS DE CARDIGAN DENUO FUSUM 1862.   
J. TAYLOR & Co  FOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH.
5 (4)  [**] 1949  JT  {
+ IHE : NAZARANVS : REXR : IVDEORVM :RICARDVS : HERBERT : / + ET :
MARGERIA : VXOR : SVA
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) / RECAST 1949
6 (5)    1615  Tb1N  NON SONO ANNIMABVS MORTVORVM SED AVRIBVS VIVENTIVM.
THOMAS BRUDENELL MILEES.  
             
            Previous 3/5 bell recast in 1862 by JT 
    [3*]   
    Previous 4/5 bell 

  [4** c1599  LeicF    NAZARENVS REXR IVDEORVM RICARDVS HERBERT ET MARGERIA VXOR SUA.   
             

Denford,      Holy Trinity Church.       Currently un-ringable.

Thr.      SP 99137 76627
                                                                                                                                                      
  1629  TmN    THOMAS NORRIS CAST ME 1629. 
  1581  RbMt    Robert  mot  made  me 1581. 
3 1680  M1B
and
H2B 
MATTHEW BAGLEY MADE MEE 1680.  
HENRY BAGLEY OF CHALCOMB MADE MEE 1680.  
BRYAN SVTTON AND RICHARD BVRGES CHVRCHWARDENS 1680.  
SR EDWARD READE BARRONKNIGHT 1680. 
           


Denton,      St. Margaret's Church.      Currently un-ringable.

Ntn.              SP 83795 57982  
   
                                                                                         
In 1552, records indicate 3 bells existed within the tower.        
                                                                                         
1827  RTss  R. TAYLOR & SONS OXFORD  MDCCCXXVII 
1625  JK  GOD SAVE OVR KING  I K  1625. 
1629 JK  A R.  T W.  C W.  1629. 
       


Desborough,    St. Giles' Anglican and Methodist Church.     Augmented to 8 bells in 1923

Kett.      SP 80302 83058 
         
  1923  G&J   
  1923  G&J   
3   1923  G&J   
4 (1)  1868 JT  J. TAYLOR & Co. FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1868.  
5 (2)  1616  H2W  CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE 1616.  
6 (3)  1616  H2W  CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE 1616.  
7 (4)  c1510  RM  principio ...?... sine dulces ?ic honor caterine 
8 (5)  1585  Ng  GOD SAVE THE QUEENE 1585. 
         
     Previous No.[1] bell 

[1]  1662  TmN  THOMAS NORRIS MADE ME 1662.  W. ROBINSON. 
         
 

Dingley,  All Saints' Church.

Kett.      SP 76948 87695 
In 1700, records indicate 4 bells existed within the tower.
                                                                                                                                                             
1}  1785  EA  EDWD GRIFFIN RECTOR  JOHN WELLS CHURCHWARDEN 
EDWD ARNOLD FECIT 1785 VENITE EXULTEMUS DOMINO.   
2} EDWD GRIFFIN RECTOR  JOHN WELLS CHURCHWARDEN 
EDWD ARNOLD FECIT 1785. CANTATE DOMINO CANTACUM NOVUM.   
3}  EDWD GRIFFIN RECTOR  JOHN WELLS CHURCHWARDEN 
EDWD ARNOLD LEICESTER FECIT 1785. BENEDICTE OMNIA OPERA DOMINI.   
4}  EDWD GRIFFIN RECTOR  JOHN WELLS CHURCHWARDEN 
EDWD ARNOLD LEICESTER FECIT 1785. DEUS MISERERE NOSTRI ET NOBIS PAVE.   
1618  H2W    IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1618. 
         

Dodford,  St. Mary the Virgin Church.

Kett.      SP 61240 60542 
In 1552, records indicate 3 bells existed within the tower. 
                                                                                                                                       
  1847  JTs  J : TAYLOR & SON : FOUNDERS : LOUGHBOROUGH ANNO DOMINI 1847 
  1674  H1B  CAMPANA GRAVIDA PEPERIT FILIAS 1674. 
  1614  RA  EX DONO JOHANNIS WYRLEY ARMIGERI  1614. 
  1632  H2W  IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1632.  
  1626  H2W  IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1626. 
  1907  CC   
         
     Previous bells 

(1)  1679  MB  MATTHEW BAGLEY MADE MEE 1679. 

(6)  1624  H2W  IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1624. 

Draughton,     St. Catherine's Church.   

Gsb.      SP 76186 76815
Records state, 1 bell existed at Draughton in 1700.
                                                                                                                                                                       
1767 
JE
 
RICHARD BOSWARTH CHURCHWARDEN JOSEPH EAYRE ST. NEOTS FECIT 1767.
JOSEPH EAYRE ST. NEOTS FECIT 1767. 
JOSEPH EAYRE ST. NEOTS FECIT 1767. 
THE GIFT OF JAMES SCAWEN ESQ. 1767. 

Duddington, East Northants.   St. Mary's Church.    Chimed.

SK 98777 00884

In 1700, records indicate 3 bells existed within the tower.

1920  G&J 
1920  G&J 
         
  Earlier bell 
  (1)    Ng  N  O  MENN  O  M  N   
         

Duston,      St. Luke's Church.      Augmented to 6 bells in 1901.

Ntn.        SP 72493 61048
                                                                                                                                                
  1901  JT    QUEEN VICTORIA MEMORIAL 1901
  1901  JT    QUEEN VICTORIA MEMORIAL 1901
  1901  JT    QUEEN VICTORIA MEMORIAL 1901
(*)  1901  JT  HENRY BAGLEY MADE ME 1670
Waist: RE-CAST 1901
5 (2)  1656  H1B    HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE 1656. 
(** 1901  JT  + ROBERT ATTON MADE ME 1619
Waist: RE-CAST 1901
           
    Previous bells 

(1*)  1670  H1B    HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE 1670. 

(3** 1619  RA    ROBERT ATTON MADE ME 1619. 
           


Duston, St. Francis' Church.  Chimed.

SP 72148 62026

17th.c     
       









^^^  Bell locations, table layout only  ^^^

Bell No.    (Previous/earlier bell No.)    Date    Founder    Special attributes   Inscription 
Column
  Extra columns 1a,1b, displayed
where applicable.
(Bell No.) in brackets. 
  Column
2
  Column
 3
  Auxiliary column 3a,
displayed
where applicable 
  Column


All tabulated abbreviations :
c = circa ..........  ? = uncertainty .......... preR = pre-reformation date ............... rc = recast ............... unr = unringable ..............

Auxiliary bell types >>>  S = Sanctus;    Sv = Service;    C = Clock;    A = Angelus;    B = Bourdon;    Un = Unused;    Dis = Disused;
 

Special attributes abbreviations : 
KT = Keltek Trust ...... RH = Royal-headed bell ...... 
RHrc = Royal-headed bell recast ...... ChCT = Churches Conservation Trust ......

Branch abbreviations as and where used.
Cw = Culworth; ..... Dav = Daventry; ..... Gsb = Guilsborough; ..... Kett = Kettering; ..... Ntn = Northampton; ..... Pet; ..... Peterborough; ..... Rut = Rutland; ..... Thr = Thrapston; ..... Tow = Towcester; ..... Well = Wellingborough;

Founder abbreviations.

A : EA - Edward Arnold.........  B&RA - Bartholomew & Robert Atton......  BA - Bartholomew Atton......  RA - Robert Atton;

Bagley : Bg - Bagley (generic)...... HB - Henry Bagley...... H1B - Henry I Bagley...... H2B - Henry II Bagley...... H3B - Henry III Bagley...... MB - Matthew Bagley...... M1B - Matthew I Bagley...... M3B - Matthew III Bagley...... WB - William Bagley;

B : JhBb - John Barber...... JB&C - James Barwell & Co...... TmBt - Thomas Bett...... RcB - Richard Benetlye...... WmBs - William Blews & Sons...... TB - Thomas Bond...... AB - Alfred Bowell...... BrF - Brassfounders...... JB - John Briant...... TmsB - Thomas Bullisdon...... BsEF - Bury St. Edmunds Foundry; 

C : CC - Charles Carr...... JsC - Joseph Carter...... RbC - Robert Catlin...... RC - Robert Chamberlain...... WC - William Chamberlain...... R3C - Richard III Chandler...... Ch&M - Chapman & Mears...... P&C - Pack & Chapman...... TC - Thomas Clay...... JdeC - John de Colsale...... CvSS - Covington of Stony Stratford;

D : JDB - John Danyell successor 'Brede' ...... MD - Michael Darbie...... WmD - William Dawe...... WD - William Dobson; 

Eayre : JE - Joseph Eayre...... T1E - Thomas I Eayre...... T2E - Thomas II Eayre...... T&JE - Thomas & John Eayre; 

E : IE - Islip Edmunds...... Eijs - Eijsbouts...... B2E - Bryan II Eldridge...... WmE - William Emerton;

F : WdeF - William de Flint;

G : G&J - Gillett & Johnson...... CG - Christopher Graye;

H : EH - Edward Hall...... TmHr - Thomas Harrys...... WH - William Haulsey...... SdeH - Symon de Hazfelde...... GgH - George Hedderly...... T1H - Thomas I Hedderly...... EdwH - Edward Hemins...... JsHe - Jo[h]anna Hille...... RHe - R. Hille...... JH - John Hodson...... RcH - Richard Holdfield;  

K : JhK - John Kebyll...... JK - James Keene...... RK - Richard Keene...... E1K - Ellis I Knight;

L : RgL - Roger Landen...... L&P - Lester & Pack...... LeicF - Leicester Foundry...... LdnF - London Foundry...... LBS - London Foundry, Balcombe Shield;

Mears : CGM - Charles & George Mears...... GMc - George Mears & Co...... GM - George Mears...... GMs - George Mears & Son...... TMs - Thomas Mears & Son...... T1M - Thomas I Mears...... T2M - Thomas II Mears...... M&S - Mears & Stainbank...... Ch&M - Chapman & Mears; 

M : Mg - Mellours (generic)...... RcM - Richard Mellours...... RM - Robert Mellours...... RbMt - Robert Mot; 

Newcombe : N - Newcombe...... Ng - Newcombe (generic)...... N&W - Newcombe & Watts...... EN - Edward Newcombe...... T1N - Thomas I Newcombe...... T2N - Thomas II Newcombe...... R1N - Robert I Newcombe ........ R2N - Robert II Newcombe;

N : NV&C - Naylor Vickers & Co...... WmNn - William Noone;

Norris : MwN - Matthew Norris...... TmN - Thomas Norris...... Tb1N - Tobias I Norris...... Tb3N - Tobias III Norris;  

O : H2O - Henry II Oldfield...... TO - Thomas Osborn;

P : P&C - Pack & Chapman...... L&P - Lester & Pack...... HP - Henry Penn...... RPd - R. Purdue;

R : AxR - Alexander Rigby......TR - Thomas Russell;

Rudhall : A1R - Abraham I Rudhall ........ A2R - Abraham II Rudhall ........ TRud - Thomas Rudhall ........ Rd-g - Rudhall (generic); 

Rufford : Rg - Rufford (generic) ........ JR - John Rufford ......... WR - William Rufford; 

S : RcS - Richard Sanders...... Skg - Seliok (generic)...... JS - John Seliok...... Rc2S - Richard II Seliok...... JhS - John Sleyt...... RS - Robert Stainbank...... M&S - Mears & Stainbank...... JStd - John Sturdy...... StmF - Stamford Foundry; 

Taylor : JT - John Taylor & Co......  JTs - John Taylor & Son......  JTss - John Taylor & Sons...... JTy - John Taylor (Buckland Brewer, Oxford, Loughborough)......  JTBF - J. Taylor Bell Founders......
RT - Robert Taylor......  RTs - Robert Taylor & Son......  RTss - Robert Taylor & Sons......  W&JT - William & John Taylor......  WT - William Taylor...... TE&S - Taylor, Eayre & Smith; 

W : JWs - J. Warner & Sons...... WG - Wesley Group...... WBF - Whitechapel Bell Foundry...... JhWy - John Woolley...... RcW - Richard Wood...... WorcF - Worcester Foundry...... RdeW - Richard de Wymbis(h);

Watts : W - Watts......Wg - Watts (generic)......FW - Francis Watts...... H1W - Hugh I Watts...... H2W - Hugh II Watts...... WW - William Watts...... N&W - Newcombe & Watts;

Y : JY - John Yorke (John of York)


Acknowledgements :
  • Daventry branch inscription inventories; Guilsborough branch inscription inventory;
  • John Taylor Bellfoundry Archives, (kindly extracted by Chris Pickford, co-archivist at the J.T. Bellfoundry Museum and Archives).
  • Geoff Pullin - PDGCBR; Barry Care - Moulton; Brian Hardie - Nassington; Chris Dalton; Ringing World; Michael Lee - Fotheringhay;
  • The Bells of St. Lawrence, Towcester; 
  • "Church Bells of Northamptonshire" & "Church Bells of Rutland", both books by Thomas North;
  • Dove's Guide; 
  • 1989 PDGCBR inventory by Denis Pearson;
  • Inventory of The Church Bells of Northamptonshire and Rutland in 1938 by Rev. E. S. Powell, M.A.
  • Photographs taken by the author©, except one, where otherwise mentioned.©A.Hiams.

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