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Moulton.


Moulton, St. Peter & St. Paul's Church.        Wellingborough Branch         SP 78349 66421        


Certain records state, up to 1450, there were 4 bells housed in the tower.

Augmentations : 

  • 1795, 5 to 6 bells;      
          • 1933, 6 to 8 bells;      
                  • 1973, 8 to 10 bells;       
                          • 1993, 10 to 12 bells.
1993  1973  1933  1795   Cast F'nder   
1999*     
     
1993  JTBF  {
IN MEMORY OF / NORMAN PERCY WALDEN 1901 - 87 /  
ELSIE SARAH WALDEN 1909 - 91
Opposite: 19 (Taylor’s circular mark) 93
- 1993  JTBF  {
MULTUM IN PARVO /  PETER BRECKWOLDT - VICAR /    
 BARRY CARE - HEAD RINGER
Opposite: 19 (Taylor’s circular mark) 93

(1)  1973 JT  {
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PETER 
Waist: THE RINGERS' BELL. / TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / ALL PAST RINGERS / OF THIS CHURCH   
Opposite: CANON F.R. CATTELL, VICAR / B.R. CARE, HEAD RINGER 
(2)  1973  JT {
PAUL
Waist: THE FRIENDS OF MOULTON BELLS / GAVE ME / TELL OF HIS LOVE
Opposite: 19 (Taylor’s rectangular mark) 73
(3)  1973  JT  {
REVD. WM. STANTON VICAR / WM. PELL, MOULTON LODGE } / CLARK PAGE BARBER } CHURCHWARDENS /  E.A.FECIT 1795
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark) / RECAST 1973

(4)  1973  JT  {
REVD. WM. STANTON VICAR / WM. PELL, MOULTON LODGE } / CLARK PAGE BARBER } CHURCHWARDENS /  E.A.FECIT 1795
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark) / RECAST 1973

(5)  [1/8]    1933  JT  {
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JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH *
Waist: AD MAIOREM DEI GLORIAM / ET IN MEMORIAM ILLVSTRISSIMI VIRI / GVLIELMI CAREY CVIVS ANIMVM DVLCI / SONO PERMOVERE SOLEBANT ANTIQAE / CAMPANAE MOVTONENSES HANC / NOVAM DONO DEDIT S. J. MADGE / MDMXXXIII
Opposite: REV. J. M. TURNER B.D. VICAR / F. H. WEAVER } G. T. SMART } CHURCHWARDENS
Translated:
To the greater glory of God and to memory of the illustrious William Carey
whose soul was often stirred by the sweet sound of the old bells of Moulton,
this bell was given by S. J. Madge 1933 
(6)  [2/8]    1933  JT  {
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JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1933 *
Waist: MOTTO OF WM. CAREY (DIED JUNE 9TH 1834) / Young people /
Expect great things from God / Remember / Attempt great things for God / Carey.
Opposite: REV. J. M. TURNER B.D. VICAR / F. H.WEAVER } G. T. SMART } CHURCHWARDENS
(7)  [3/8]  1/6  1795  EA    OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI  E. ARNOLD FECIT 1795.  
10 (8)  [4/8]  2/6  1795  EA  REVD WM STANTON VICAR.
WM PELL MOULTON LODGE S. CLARK PAGE BARBER CHURCHWARDENS  
11*  (9)  [5/8]  3/6  1795  EA  {
REVD WM STANTON VICAR.
WM PELL MOULTON LODGE S. CLARK PAGE BARBER CHURCHWARDENS
E. A. FECIT 1795.  
11  1999  JTBF  Waist: PETER BRECKWOLDT - VICAR / BARRY CARE - HEAD RINGER
Opposite: E. J. ARNOLD 1795 / (Taylor’s circular mark) / RECAST 1999
12  (10)  1973  JT {
I TO THE CHURCH THE LIVING CALL AND TO THE GRAVE DO
SUMMONS ALL.   E. ARNOLD LEICESTER FECIT 1795   
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) RECAST 1973
No.11* 1795 bell became cracked, and was subsequently recast in 1999 by JTBF 
1973 augmentation history from 8 to 10 bells: The back three (6/8, 7/8, 8/8) of the 1795 bells were recast to form
the new front four bells (1/10 - 4/10) and a new lighter tenor bell (10/10).
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Bells at >>>  1933  1795   Cast  F'nder     
    [1/8]  1933  JT  {
To the greater glory of God and to memory of the illustrious William Carey
whose soul was often stirred by the sweet sound of the old bells of Moulton,
this bell was given by S. J. Madge 1933 

    [2/8]  1933  JT  Loving people   Expect great things from God   Remember   Attempt great
things for God    Carey   

  [3/8]  1/6  1795  EA    OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI  E. ARNOLD FECIT 1795. 

  [4/8]  2/6  1795 EA  REVD WM STANTON VICAR.
WM PELL MOULTON LODGE S. CLARK PAGE BARBER CHURCHWARDENS 

  [5/8]  3/6  1795  EA  {
REVD WM STANTON VICAR.
WM PELL MOULTON LODGE S. CLARK PAGE BARBER CHURCHWARDENS
E. A. FECIT 1795.

  [6/8]  4/6  1795  EA  {
REVD WM STANTON VICAR.
WM PELL MOULTON LODGE S. CLARK PAGE BARBER CHURCHWARDENS
E. A. FECIT 1795.

  [7/8]  5/6  1795  EA  {
REVD WM STANTON VICAR.
WM PELL MOULTON LODGE S. CLARK PAGE BARBER CHURCHWARDENS
E. ARNOLD LEICESTER FECIT 1795. 

  [8/8]  6/6  1795  EA  I TO THE CHURCH THE LIVEING CALL AND TO THE GRAVE SUMMONS ALL.
E. ARNOLD LEICESTER FECIT 1795. 
               
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            Earlier bells. 
  Records state, there were 5 bells at Moulton in 1700.  

 
[1/5]   ?  ?  

    [2/5]   ?  ?  

 
[3/5]  1664   ?  

 
[4/5]  1664   ?  

 
[5/5]  13th.c  ?   SANCTE CONFESSOR CRISTI BENEDICTI ORA PRO NOBIS DEVM.
            (5/5 bell cast in the reign of Henry III, between 1216 and 1272, reputed to weigh 27 cwt.). 
             









^^^  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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