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Daventry.


Daventry. Holy Cross Church.      Augmented to 8 bells in 1738 and 10 bells in 1965

Dav.          SP 57500 62570                       
            Clockwise rope circle from 1965. 
    1965  JT  {
DO NOTHING SEPARATELY THAT MAY BE DONE TOGETHER.  THESE BELLS ARE RESTORED
AND AUGMENTED TO THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD  1965.  KENNETH WARD  RECTOR 
PATRICK I CHAPMAN     G R DODSON  CHURCHWARDENS   TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH

    1965  JT    MAY THEY ALL BE ONE ..THAT THE WORLD MAY BELIEVE  TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH  1965
3        1965  JT  GRATA SIT ARGUTA RESONANS CAMPANULA VOCE  THO. EAYRE  A.D. 1738
RECAST 1965 TAYLOR LOUGHBOROUGH  OUR THEME IS THE WORD OF LIFE

4        1965  JT  GRATA SIT ARGUTA RESONANS CAMPANULA VOCE  T. EAYRE  A.D. 1738  RECAST 1965 
TAYLOR  LOUGHBOROUGH   WITH SUCH A HOPE AS THIS WE SPEAK OUT BOLDLY

5        1951  JT  {
IHS  NAZARENVS REX IVDEORUM FILI  DEI MISERERE MEI   THO. EAYRE A.D. 1738 
RECAST 1951 TAYLOR  LOUGHBOROUGH   S F W POWELL  RECTOR  S COLLETT  W HIRONS 
CHURCHWARDENS

6        1965  JT {
OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI. GLORIA DEO SOLI   THO. EAYRE  A.D. 1738 
RECAST 1965 TAYLOR  LOUGHBOROUGH  REJOICE YOU NO LESS THAN I AND LET US
SHARE OUR JOY.

7 (5*)    1738  T1E    IHS NAZARENUS REX IUDEORUM FILI DEI MISERERE MEI T. EAYRE KETT. A.D. 1738.  
8 (6**   1764  JE    JOSEPH FREEMAN CHURCHWARDEN JOSEPH EAYRE ST. NEOTS FECIT OCTOBER 29. 1764. 
9        1915 JT  OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI.   GLORIA PATRI FILIO ET SPIRITUI SANCTO.  T. EAYRE  1738. 
RECAST 1915  JOHN AND DENISON TAYLOR  LOUGHBOROUGH 
10      1908  JT  OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI.  THO. EAYRE KETT.  CHARLES WILDEGOSE  BAYLIFFE 
ANNO DOMINI 1738.  JOHN TAYLOR & CO  LOUGHBOROUGH  REFUSA 1908

                                                                                                                                                                    
       Previous bells    Anti-clockwise rope circle. 

(1)    1738  T1E    GRATA SIT ARGUTA  RESONANS CAMPANULA  VOCE THO. EAYRE A.D. 1738. 

(2)    1738  T1E    GRATA SIT ARGUTA  RESONANS CAMPANULA  VOCE T. EAYRE 1738.  

(3)    1738  T1E    IHS NAZARENUS REX IUDEORUM FILI DEI MISERERE MEI. THO. EAYRE A.D. 1738.  

(4)    1738  T1E    OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI. GLORIA DEO SOLI THO. EAYRE A.D. 1738. 

(5*)    1738  T1E    IHS NAZARENUS REX IUDEORUM FILI DEI MISERERE MEI T. EAYRE KETT. A.D. 1738.  

(6**   1764  JE  JOSEPH FREEMAN CHURCHWARDEN JOSEPH EAYRE ST. NEOTS FECIT
OCTOBER 29. 1764.
  (7)    1738  T1E  OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI. GLORIA DEO PATRI FILIO ET SPIRITUI SANCTO
T. EAYRE 1738. 
  (8)    1738  T1E  OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI. THO. EAYRE KETT. CHARLES WILDEGOSE BAYLIFFE
ANNO DOMINI 1738.  
             

         Records state, in 1700, 5 bells existed at Daventry.
    [1]  1596     Nicholas Salter Baylife 1596.


[2]        + Ambrose. 
 
[3]  1612  Ng    Be yt knowne [ to all that doth me see that Newcombe of Leicester made mee ] 1612. 


[4]  1619  H2W    IHS : Nazarenvs rex ivdeorvm fili dei miserere mei 1619.


[5]  1596      + Nicholas Salter Baylife of Danetre the 4th of June 1596. 
             
             


Daventry, St. James. Church, (demolished 1962).               Approx. co-ordinates SP 57121 62381


  Bell on display in the ringing chamber at Holy Cross Church, Daventry.
1     1839 T2M    THOMAS MEARS FOUNDER LONDON 1839. 









^^^  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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