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The Church Bell Inventory of Northamptonshire and Rutland.
a PDGCBR past and present presentation.






Kettering.

 Abbreviations :
JT = John Taylor;    RcS = Richard Sanders;    T1E = Thomas I Eayre;    W&JT = W. & J. Taylor;
WBF = Whitechapel Bell Foundry;    WG = Wesley Group;
 
Kettering, St. Peter and St. Paul's Church. 
         
Kett.        SP 86727 78410
  Augmentations :  5 to 8 bells in 1714;   8 to 10 bells in 1921;   10 to 12 bells in 1980;
2018  2004             
    2004 WBF
  2  
    2004  WBF

   
    2004  WBF 
   
   
  8  
  9    
  10     
  11   
  12     
2#  -     2018  WG   
  S^      1722  T1E  IHS NAZARENUS REX IUDEORUM MISERERE MEI   GLORIA PATRI FILIO
ET SPIRITUI SANCTO       THO EAYRE FECIT  ANNO DOM 1722. 
             
  Keltek Trust has been involved with finding alternative homes for previous bells (1) to (8) as listed below. 
  Previous bells.               Keltek Trust.
1980  1921  1714 to
1921 
     
  (1)  1980  JT     
  (2)  1980  JT    
  (3)  1921  G&J     
  (4)  1921  G&J     
  (5)  1714  RcS    PEACE AND GOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD 1714 RS  
  (6)  2 1714  RcS   AT THE SOUND OF MY VOICE LETT THE PEOPLE REIOYCE RS 1714 
  (7)  [3*]  1890  JT     
  (8)  [4]  1925  JT     
  (9)  1630  TmN  NON VOX SED VOTVM NON MVSICA CORDVLA SED COR 1630. 
(also inscribed 1761, see note**)
  (10) [6** 1980  JT     
  (11) [7^]  1722  T1E  IHS NAZARENUS REX IUDEORUM MISERERE MEI   GLORIA PATRI FILIO
ET SPIRITUI SANCTO        THO EAYRE FECIT  ANNO DOM 1722.  
  (12) 10  [8]  1832  W&JT  {
THIS BELL RECAST BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION 1832   WM COOK AND JOHN ROBINSON  C WARDENS   GLORY BE TO GOD ON HIGH.  
W. & J. TAYLOR FOUNDERS OXFORD AND BIDEFORD DEVON.
               
                    Earlier bells.
      [3*]  1860  JT    J. TAYLOR & Co  LOUGHBOROUGH LATE OF OXFORD FOUNDERS  A D  1860. 
      [4]  1714  RcS    BRYAN HVLL GENT 1714 T EAYRE HORO 
 
  [6** 1732  T1E  THOMAS EAYRE OF KETTERING FOUNDER ANNO DOMINI 1732 OMNIA FIANT
AD GLORIAM DEI 
 
         
                    Earliest No.3/8 bell, recast in 1860 by JT. 1860 bell recast by JT in 1890
      [3*] RcS  1714    Richard Sanders made us all. 
                    Earliest No.6/8 bell, recast in 1732 by T1E. 1732 bell recast by JT in 1980.
      [6** RcS  1714   
                    Earlier No.7/8 bell, recast in 1722 by T1E, now the Sanctus bell.. 
      [7^]  RcS  1714     
                    Earlier No.8/8 bell, recast in 1832 by W&JT. 
      [8]  RcS  1714     
**Thomas II Eayre exchanged the original No.5 bell. cast in 1714 by Richard Sanders with a 1630 bell
cast by T. Norris. It is recorded the 1630 bell is believed to originate from Gretton. 
      [5]  RcS  1714     
               

Kettering, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Fuller Street.               Chimed.
SP 87434 79040 
  1931  JT   
  1895  JT   
 ...................................................................................................................................................................................................
Kettering, All Saints' Church, William Street.                Hung dead.
SP 86883 79676 
  c1890  CC   
 ...................................................................................................................................................................................................
Kettering, St. Andrew's Church, Rockingham Road.             Chimed.
SP 86772 79086 
                             










^^^  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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