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Hambleton, Rutland,    St. Andrew's Church.    Augmented to 5 bells in 1887.

Rut.      SK 89965 07584 
         
  1887  JT   
2   (1)  1610  Tb1N  OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI  1610. IESVS SPEDE ME 
(2)  1610  Tb1N  NON CLAMOR SED CANTAT IN AVRE DEI  1610. 
4 (3*)  1861  JT  JOHN TAYLOR & CO FOUNDERS LOUGHBORO  AD. 1861. 
5 (4** 1887  JT   
         
     Earlier No.[3/4] and Sanctus bells were exchanged in 1861 for the present JT bell.
  [3*]  Mg  c1510   
  [S]  1636    S   S   S 
     Earlier No.[4/4] bell 
  [4**] 1611  Tb1N  NON SONO ANIMABUS MORTUORUM SED AURIBUS VIVENTIUM  1611.   
         

Hannington, near Brixworth.     St. Peter's Church.     Chimed.

SP 81150 70929

16th.c  Ng    LOVE HORTETH NOT 
1615  H2W  CELORVM CHRSTE PLACEAT TIBI REX SONYS ISTE 
(O Christ the King of Heaven, may this sound be pleasing to thee 
         
1868  JT    J. TAYLOR & Co 1868  
         
Prior to 1868, records indicate there were 3 bells and a Sanctus bell within the tower.             
         

Hardingstone,    St. Edmund's Church. 
       
Ntn.      SP 76339 57801
In 1552, records indicate 4 bells existed within the tower.
         
1669  H1B    CANTATE DOMINO CANTICVM NOVVM 1669. 
1871  JT  ROBERT HENRY COX M A VICAR  HENRY COOPER  THOMAS EDIS GRAY CHURCHWARDENS.
J. TAYLOR & Co FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1871. 
1682  H2B    HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE 1682. 
1669  H1B    JOHN GREENE AND ROBERT PACKWOOD CHVRCHWARDENS 1669.  
1669  H1B    I RING TO SERMON WITH A LVSTI BOME THAT ALL MAY COME AND NONE MAY STAY AT HOME 1669. 
         

Hardwick, near Wellingborough.    St. Leonard's Church.

SP 85061 69781
       
1624     
15th.c  WmD  Sum Rosa Pulsata Mundi Katerina Vocata. 
       

Hargrave,      All Hallows Church.

Thr.    TL 03658 70637 
       
1603  N&W  PRAIES THE LORDE 1603. 
1748  JE GRATA SIT ARGUTA RESONANS CAMPANULA VOCE : NATH. MITCHELL : C : W :  1748.  
1675  Tb3N  SCOTCHIT TOBIE NORRIS CAST ME 1675.  
c1570  T2N  S  ANTONIE 
       

Harlestone,     St. Andrew's Church.    Historical records suggests augmentation to 4 bells in 1702, 

                                                                                                         5 bells in 1717 and to 6 bells in 1719.

Ntn.        SP 70078 64609
                                                                                                                                                                 
  1702  H2B    HENRICVS BAGLEY ME FECIT 1702. 
(*)  1676  H1B    CANTATE DOMINO CANTICVM NOVVM 
(** 1676  H1B  BE IT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DOE ME SEE THAT BAGLEY OF CHALCOMBE MADE MEE
1676.   
(***) 1676  H1B    WILLIAM SHORTGRAVE  RECTOR  HENRCVS BAGLEY ME FECIT 1676. 
  1717  A1R  ABR. RUDHALL OF GLOUCESTER BELLFONDER CAST ME ANNO 1717 
PEACE & GOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD PROSPERITY TO THIS PLACE. 
  1719  A2R    WILLIAM WHITING & GEORGE COX CHVRCHWARDENS 1719. 
           
    Records also suggest by implication, earlier bells were present c1294. 
  [1*]  preR  RdeW ?    
  [2** preR  RdeW ?    
  [3***]  preR  RdeW ?    
           

Harpole,      All Saints' Church.      Augmented to 6 bells in 1995.

Ntn.          SP 69055 60963
                                                                                                                                                                        
  1995  JTBF  {
{
J. TAYLOR FOUNDER LOUGHBOROUGH 1995 
Waist: R.M.J.F. / RING IN JOY
Opposite: (Taylor’s circular mark)
(1)    1930  JT  {
{
{
W & I : TAYLOR FOUNDERS OXFORD; 1834. * * * IOHN MANNING & IOHN SCRIVEN
C : WARDENS. *
Waist: (Animal - i.e. probably the Ox mark)
Opposite: (Taylor’s circular mark) / RECAST 1930 
(2)    1930  JT  {
THOMAS RVSSELL OF WOOTTON CAST  ME 1725  
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) / RECAST 1930 
(3)    1930  JT  {
IHS NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI 1635 
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) / RECAST 1930
(4)    1930  JT  {
{
ROBT. HARRIS JEREMIAH MUMFORD CHURCHWARDENS EDWD.ARNOLD FECIT
ST. NEOTS HUNTS. 1782 
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) / RECAST 1930
(5)    1930  JT  {
{
+ THOMAS RVSSELL OF WOOTTON MADE ME +  
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) / PEAL RECAST 1930 / * * * / JOHN NEALE, B.A.,
RECTOR / T. TURLAND } / J. W. WILSON } WARDENS
             
    Previous bells, recast in 1930 
  (1/5)    1834  W&JT  {
JOHN MANNING & JOHN SCRIVEN  C. WARDEN  W. & J. TAYLOR FOUNDERS
OXFORD 1834. 
  (2/5)    1725  TR    THOMAS RVSSELL OF WOOTTON CAST ME 1725. 

(3/5*)  [3/4*]  1635  H2W    IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1635. 
  (4/5)    1782  EA  {
ROBT HARRIS  JEREMIAH MUMFORD CHURCHWARDENS  EDWD ARNOLD FECIT
ST NEOTS HUNTS 1782. 
  (5/5)    c1725  TR    THOMAS RVSSELL OF WOOTTON MADE ME. 
                Earlier bells as at 1700 
 
[1/4]  1628  RA   Robert Atton   Nathaniel Boltter 1628. 
 
[2/4]  1618  RA     R : A : 1618 : 


[3/4*]  1635  H2W    IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1635. 
 
[4/4]  1678  HB    Henry Bagley made mee 1678. 
             

Harrington,     St. Botolph's Church.     Currently un-ringable.     Augmented to 6 bells in 1817.

Kett.           SP 77840 80572
In 1700, records indicate 3 bells existed within the tower. 
       
1 }  1817 


T2M


 
{ T MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1817. 
2 }  { T MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1817. 
3 }  { T MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1817. 
4 }  { T MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1817. 
5 }  { T MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1817. 
6 }  { THE GIFT OF THE RT HONBLE THE EARL OF DYSART 1817. T MEARS OF LONDON FECIT.   
       

Harringworth,    St. John the Baptist Church.    Augmented to 6 bells in 1913.

Rut.        SP 91645 97451
           
  1913  M&S     
2 (1)  1805  TMs    THOMAS MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT 1805. 
3 (*)  1913  M&S     
4 (3)  1805  TMs    THOMAS MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT 1805. 
5 (4)  1805  TMs    THOMAS MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT 1805. 
6 (5)  1755  T1E    CAELORUM CHRISTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONUS ISTE. THO : EAYRE DE KETT : FECIT, 1755. 
           
  c1410  JdeC    PHILIPPS EPC LINCOLN SPES MEA IN DEO EST  
           
    Earlier No.[2/5] bell 
  [2*]  1603  Tb1N  NVNC IACOBVS EGO CANO VOBIS ORE IVCONDO 1603.  RICHARD HARRIS  WILLIAM ASHLEY 
ROBERT CLARKE  HANNSE.  ROBERT SMITH  ALLON BOUDON  WILLIAM LAVNT.  
           

Hartwell, South Northants.    St. John the Baptist Church.    Chimed.    

SP 78522 50431

Records indicate two bells existed at Hartwell in 1552, however, only one bell remained as at 1700 and 1878.


1919  JT    PEACE 1919 / C.C.
2 (2)  1919  JT JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT J.B. 1812
Waist: RECAST 1919 / C.C.
 
    Earlier bell recast by JT in 1919   

(2) 1812  JB   JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT J.B. 1812



                                                                                   

Haselbech,     St. Michael & All Angels Church.    Augmented to 8 bells in 1930.

Gsb.        SP 71170 77310 
                                                                                                                                                                
  1930  G&J    WE PRAISE THEE, O GOD.
  1930  G&J    MY SONG SHALL BE ALWAY OF THE LOVING KINDNESS OF THE LORD. 
  1930  G&J    REJOICE WITH THEM THAT DO REJOICE AND WEEP WITH THEM THAT WEEP. 
4 (2*)  1621  H2W    JOHN WALPOLE   THOMAS IRELAND   CHVRCHWARDENS 1621.  
5 (3** 1621  H2W    CVM SONO SI NON VIS VENERE NVNQVAM AD PRECES CYPIES IRE 1621. 
  1930  G&J    GLORY BE TO GOD MOST HIGH AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOODWILL TOWARDS MEN.
  1930  G&J  THE TWO BELLS DATED 1621 WERE TUNED AND SIX BELLS ADDED BY
FLORENCE DELAPLAINE ISMAY, JULY 21ST. 1930. 
  1930  G&J  TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF CHARLES BOWER ISMAY,
THE GIFT OF HIS ONLY CHILD FLORENCE DELAPLAINE ISMAY, 1930.  
           
    Earlier bells 

(1)  1621  H2W    GEORGE BAGSHAWE PARSON 1621. 

(2*)  1621  H2W    JOHN WALPOLE   THOMAS IRELAND   CHVRCHWARDENS 1621. 

(3** 1621  H2W    CVM SONO SI NON VIS VENERE NVNQVAM AD PRECES CYPIES IRE 1621.  

(4)  1621  H2W    IHS : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI DEI MISERERE : MEI 1621. 
           
Note: 1621 H2W bell No's. 1/4 and 4/4, along with new bellmetal, was used to cast the new ring
at West Hunsbury, Northampton.
           

Hellidon,    St. John the Baptist Church.      Augmented to 5 bells in 1993.       

Dav.      SP 51567 58191
Records indicate, 3 bells of unknown dates were present in 1552. 
         
  1993  WBF  1993 ROSEMARY 
2 (1)  1635  H2W  GOD SAVE THE KING 1635. 
3 (2)  1635  H2W  IHS : NAZARENVS REX: IVDEORVM FILI DEI MISERERE: MEI 1635. 
4 (3)  1615  H2W  CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE 1615.
5 (4)  1635  H2W  IHS : NAZARENVS REX: IVDEORVM FILI DEI MISERERE: MEI 1635

Helmdon,    St. Mary Magdalene Church.     

Cw.        SP 59002 43184
Records indicate, 4 bells of unknown dates were present in 1552.
                                                                                                                                                                        
(1)  1797  JB    J ADKINS AND L FAIRBROTHER  C W   JOHN BRIANT HARTFORD FECIT 1797. 
(2)  1855  JTs  {
THE REVND PRYCE JONES  OFFICIATING MINISTER   J. TAYLOR & SON FOUNDERS
LOUGHBOROUGH 1855.
(3)  1834  W&JT  {
THE REV. PRYCE JONES CURATE. W. & J. TAYLOR FOUNDERS 1834. 
On rim: OBEY OUR CALL, THE RIGHT, THE GOOD OLD WAY.
SHUN SCHISMS, WILES, NOR FROM IT EVER STRAY. :
4 (*)  1890  JT  {
ORIGINAL BELL CAST 1679 RECAST 1890
Waist: FREDERICK BARNES, RECTOR. E. J. JEFFERY } / W. P. ELLIS } CHURCHWARDENS
Opposite: (Taylor’s circular mark)
5   (**)  1951  G&J  {
1679 H.B. / 7028
Waist: (Gillett & Johnston shield) / RECAST 1951 BY / GILLETT & JOHNSTON, CROYDON /
DR. J. C. MORRICE - RECTOR / MATTHEW BLOXHAM } / JOHN DYTAM } CHURCHWARDENS 
(6)  1679  H2B  THAT ALL MAY CVM AND NON MAY STAY AT HOM 
I RING TO SERMON WITH A LVSTI BOM 1679.  
           
  c1816      R F & J H 
           
     Previous bells 
  (4*)  1679  H2B   H BAGLEY MADE MEE 1679. 

(5**)  1679  H2B    H. B. 1679. 
           

Helpston, near Peterborough.    St. Botolph's Church.    No longer hung for ringing.

TF 12193 05528 
In 1552 records indicate 3 bells existed within the tower.
         
  1671  Tb3N  GOD SAVE THE KING 1671. 
(*)  1886  JWs  CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1866.  
  1618  Tb1N  OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI 1618. 
       
    Previous No.2 bell 

(2*)      GOD SAVE THE KING 
    Sanctus bell upto 1886  
  (S)      + CUM VOCO VENITE   J W  W L  1612.
         

Hemington,     St. Peter & St. Paul's Church.     Currently un-ringable.
       
Pet.      TL 09180 84992 
In 1549 records indicate 2 bells existed within the tower. 
         
  1872  JTs  J. TAYLOR & SON FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1872.  
  1724  T1E  IHS NAZARENE REX IUDAEORUM FILE DEI MISERERE MEI GLORIA DEO SOLI KETTERING 1724. 
(3*)  1908  JT  + CVM VOCO AD ECCLESIAM VENITE EM 1598  RECAST 1908
  c1599  Ng  OBE THE PRINCE 
         
     Earlier No.(3*) bell 

(3*)  1598    CUM VOCO AD ECCLESIAM VENITE  E M  1598. 
         

Hinton in the Hedges, near Brackley.     The Most Holy Trinity Church.

SP 55802 36938

In 1552, records indicate 3 bells existed within the tower.

c1448  RgL     
2 c1540  WorcF  maria mater dei memento mei.
Mary, mother of God, remember me. 
         
c1699      (No inscription) 
         

Holcot, near Brixworth.     St. Mary and All Saints' Church.  

SP 79223 69833

Bell No's. 1, 2 & 3 chimed.                  Bell No.4 hung dead. 
                                                                                                                 
  1703  HP    HENRY PENN MADE ME IN THE YEAR OF OVR LORD 1703.  
(*)  1899  JT huis sancti petri / (saltire cross)
Waist: (Taylor’s mark) / recast 1899
  c1590  EN    EDWARD NEWCOME MADE ME  
  1899  JT  ...... Taylor 1899 - (full inscription not noted)
Waist: F.M.M. / 1899
    Previous No.2 bell 
  (2*)    Skg    HVIVS SANCTI PETRI  

Holdenby, near East Haddon.     All Saints' Church.      Churches Conservation Trust.

SP 69182 67599

1719  A2R    PEACE AND GOOD NEIGHBOVRHOOD A.R. 1719.  
1719  A2R  GOD PRESERVE THE CHVRCH AND KING.
ABR. RVDHALL OF GLOVCESTER BELLFOVNDER CAST VS 1719.   
                                                                                                                      
  Earlier 6 bells
  King James (1st.) purchased the Holdenby estate in 1607. At some point between 1607 and 1625,
the existing 6 bells within the Church tower were deemed "private property" of James
and apparently removed from the building.
                                                                                                                                                                                      

Hollowell, near Guilsborough.     St. James' Church.      Chimed.

SP 68818 71849

1/1    1969  JT  Waist: 19 (Taylor’s rectangular mark) 69
                                                                                                                    
  Previous bell 
  (1/1)  1850  CGM   
         

Horton, near Wootton, Northampton.     St. Mary Magdalene Church.     Chimed.

SP 81933 54335

1*           1641     JK           I K  1641.
     Earlier bells 
  (1)  IACOBE 
  (2)  c1445  JsHe ?  Sancta Katerina Ora Pro Nobis.   
  (3*)  1641  JK  I K  1641.
         









^^^  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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