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The Church Bell Inventory of Northamptonshire and Rutland.
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Farthinghoe,    St. Michael's Church.     Currently un-ringable.     Anti-clockwise rope layout.  
     
Cw.    SP 53611 39790 
                       
1722  H3B  JOHN COOK  JOHN BASLEY  C  WARDEN  HB 1722. 
1722  H3B  HENRY BAGLEY MADE ME 1722  J.C.  J.B. C  WARDENS. 
1629  RA  S' ROWLAND EGERTON  KNIGHT AND BARONET 1629.  
1629  RA  GOD SAVE THE KING 1629. 
1681  H1B  PETTER TEMBES AND JAMES BLINCO  CHVRCHWARDENS 1681. 
       

Farthingstone,    St. Mary the Virgin Church.   Augmented to 5 bells in 1822.  "Ringing prohibited at present" 

Dav.      SP 61313 55005                    Anti-clockwise rope layout.
                  
  1822  RTss  CAST  BY  SUBSCRIPTION  TO  THE   GLORY OF  GOD  1822  TAYLOR  FECIT  OXFORD  
(1)  1633  H2W  GOD SAVE THE KING 1633. 
3 (2)  1633  H2W  IH'S,  NAZARENVS  REX : IVDEORVM  FILI : DEI  MISERERE : MEI  1633. 
4 (3)  1633  H2W  IN  ONORE  THOMÆ  WILKINSON   1633. 
5 (*)  1822  RTss  TAYLOR  &  SONS   FOUNDERS  OXFORD  FEB. 9. 1822   T : EARL   C : WARDEN 
         
    Earlier bells as at 1700 

(1)  1633  H2W   

(2)  1663  H2W   

(3)  1633  H2W   

[4*]  1621  BA  Bartholomew Atton made me 1621. 
         


Fawsley,     St. Mary the Virgin Church.

Dav.    SP 56529 56791 
        
1}  c1440  WC  { Sancte Botolfe Ora Pro Nobis [ Holy Botolfe pray for us ]
2}  { In Multis Annis Resonet Campana Johannis  
3}  { Sit Nomen Domini Benedictum [ Blessed be the Name of the Lord ]      
4}  { Johannes Est Nomen Eius 
 

Finedon,     St. Mary the Virgin Church.     Augmented to 8 bells in 1897.

Well.          SP 91226 71960
                                         
    1897  JT   
    1897  JT   
    1913  G&J     
    1913  G&J     
    1913  G&J     
    1913  G&J     
    1913  G&J     
(6*)    1875  JT  {
{
WATCH THEREFORE FOR YE KNOW NOT WHAT HOUR YOUR LORD DOTH COME.
THIS BELL CAST BY JOHN TAYLOR & Co. 1875. MRS MACKWORTH DOLBEN LADY
OF THE MANOR. REVD G. W. PAUL VICARJOHN HAWKES WILLM LEA HILL CH WARDENS.
DATE OF ORIGINAL TENOR BELL 1613.   
             
    Previous bells as at 1875.   Bell No's.1, 2. 3, 4 and 5 recast in 1913 by G&J

(1)    1825  W&JT  {
EX' DONO GILBERT DOLBEN ARMIGER 1688 RECAST 1825. CALL A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY.
W. & J. TAYLOR FOUNDERS OXFORD. THOMAS BODDINGTON AND PETER SMITH CHURCHWARDENS.  

(2)    1825  W&JT  HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD. RECAST BY W. & J. TAYLOR OXFORD 1825.
THOMAS BODDINGTON AND PETER SMITH CHURCHWARDENS. 
  (3)    1825  W&JT  PRAISE GOD UPON THE HIGH SOUNDING CYMBALS
RECAST BY W. & J. T. OXON 1825. T. BODDINGTON & P. SMITH CH WS.  
  (4)    1825  W&JT  {
A VOICE FROM THE TEMPLE A VOICE OF THE LORD. REV. S. W. PAUL VICAR 
RICHARD VINCENT AND VINCENT BAILEY CHURCHWARDENS 1779.
RECAST 1825.  

(5)    1825  W&JT  AS IN ADAM ALL DIE SO IN CHRIST SHALL BE MADE ALIVE. CAST BY
WATTS OF LEICSTR 1639 & RECAST BY W. & J. TAYLOR OXFORD 1825. 
  (6*)    1875  JT  {
{
WATCH THEREFORE FOR YE KNOW NOT WHAT HOUR YOUR LORD DOTH
COME.
THIS BELL CAST BY JOHN TAYLOR & Co. 1875. MRS MACKWORTH DOLBEN
LADY OF
THE MANOR. REVD G. W. PAUL VICAR JOHN HAWKES WILLM LEA HILL CH WARDENS.
DATE OF ORIGINAL TENOR BELL 1613.  
             
    No. 6/6 bell subsequently recast again in 1875* 
  (6*)    1825  W&JT {
Watch for ye know not the hour of death  Sir English Dolben Bart  Lord of the Manor 
Revd S. W. Paul B.D. Vicar  Thos Boddington & Peter Smith Ch Ws   
W. & J. Taylor Oxon fecit  Cast 1613 & recast 1825. 
 
             Earlier bells, recast in 1825 by W&JT


[1]  1688       
 
[2]         
 
[3]         
 
[4]  1779       
 
[5]  1639  H2W     
 
[6]  1613       
             

Flore,      All Saints' Church.       Augmented to 6 bells in 1743.

Dav. 
      SP 64186 59845                                                                                                                      
Uncertain of exact date for 4/6 (3/5) Bagley bell. Partnership existed between H2B and M1B, 1679 - 1687.
           
  1743  TR  IAMES PHILLIPS AND THOMAS SHARPE CHURCHWARDENS
RUSSELL OF WOOTTON NEAR BEDFORD MADE ME 1743.
(1)  1679  HB    CANTATE DOMINO CANTICVM NOVVM 1679. 
(2)  1679  HB    HNREY BAGLY MADE MEE 1679. 
(3)  1676?  HB    MATTHEW BAGLY MADE MEE 1676 
(4)  1679  HB    IOHN PHILLIPS AND ROBERT BVLLOCK CHURCHWARDENS 1679 
(*)  1743  TR  I TO THE CHURCH THE LIVING CALL AND TO THE GRAVE DO SUMMONDS ALL  
RUSSELL OF WOOTTON MADE ME IN SEVENTEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE  
           
  c1799       
           
     Previous No.5* bell recast in 1743 by TR
  (5*)  1679  HB    BE IT KNOWN TO ALL THAT MEE SEE THAT BAGLY OF CHACOM MADE ME 1679.  
           

Fotheringhay,     St. Mary (the Virgin) and All Saints' Church.     Augmented to 6 bells in 1989.

Pet.          TL 05989 93146
                                                                                                                                                                      
    1989  WBF  FAITH + HOPE + LOVE FOTHERINGHAY 1989 M + ML
WHITES OF APPLETON CHURCH BELL HANGERS 1989 WHITECHAPEL 
    1989  WBF  AND PEACE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD FOTHERINGHAY 1989 MC + MG 
WHITES OF APPLETON CHURCH BELL HANGERS 1989 WHITECHAPEL
3 (1)    1595  Ng    PRAISE GOD  H B  W W  1595. 
4 (2)    1614 Tb1N    + NON VERBO : SED : VOCE : RESONABO : DOMINI LAWDEM 1614. 
5 (3)  [*]  1860  GMc    A. M. B. W. W. L.  4 1609.   G MEARS FOUNDER LONDON. RECAST 1860. 
6 (4)    1634  TmN    THOMAS NORRIS MADE ME  1634. 
             
S     1817  T2M    T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1817. 
             

      Earlier No.3/4 bell 

  [3*]  1609       
             
  In 1552, records indicate 4 bells existed in the tower. 
             


Furtho, near Potterspury.    St. Bartholomew's Church.      Churches Conservation Trust.

SP 77341 43070

c1870     
       









^^^  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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