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Passenham, St. Guthlac's Church.
           
Tow.        SP 78023 39437   
                                                                                                                                                                       
(1*)  1907  AB       
  1711  R3C    RICHARD CHANDLER MADE ME 1711.   
  1624  RA    BARTHOLOMEW ATTON MADE ME R A  1624.   
  1585  RcB    TRVSTY FREND IS HARDE TO FYNDE  1585.     
5 (5**)   1817  JB  {
{
{
THIS BELL THE GIFT OF SIR ROBERT BANASTRIE AN. DOM. 1635 WAS RECAST
AT THE EXPENCE OF CHARLES VISCOUNT MAYNARD & THE PARISHIONERS
AN. DOM. 1817  GLORIA DEO EXCELSIS THE REVND LORAIN SMITH RECTOR.
JAMES CLARE  & JOHN CLARK  C. W.  JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT.     

18
cwt. 
             
     Earlier bells   

(1*)        Sancta Maria Ora Pro Nobis   

(5** 1635      Ex mero Dono Roberti Banastre Militis Incliti   
             

Paston,    All Saints' Church.    Currently un-ringable.
     
Pet.    TF 18085 02268
       
1607  Tb1N  OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI  1607. 
   ?  JE  JOSEPH EAYRE FECIT  JOHN LYDE RECTOR  THOMAS HENSON CHURCHWARDEN. 
1601  Wg  PRAISE THE LORD 1601. 
       

Pattishall,    Holy Cross Church.     Augmented to 6 bells in 1908.

Tow.        SP 67105 54285
           
1908  G&J 





           
  1713  H3B    HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE 1713. 
           
     Previous bells 

(1)  1631  JK    GOD SAVE OVR KING 1631. 

(2)  1631  JK    PRAYES YE THE LORD 1631. 

(3)  1607  BE YT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DOTH ME SEE THAT NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE MEE
1607. 
  (4)  1630  JK    SOMROSA POLSATA MONDE MARIA VOCATA  1630. 

(5)  1770  MB    WILLIAM FOLWELL  THOMAS HOW CHURCHWARDENS  M. BAGLEY MADE ME 1770. 
           
     Earlier No.5/5 bell 

[5]        Sancta Maria 
           

Paulerspury,    St. James the Great Church.     Augmented to 6 bells in 1947.

Tow.        SP 71558 45491 
                                                                                                                                                                                             
  1947  JT  {
JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1947
Waist: IN MEMORY OF / THE FALLEN OF THIS PARISH, 1939-1945 / AND IN THANKFULNESS
FOR THOSE / WHO RETURNED, AND FOR VICTORY. / WE PRAISE THEE, O GOD.
(1)  c1510  TmsB    Sancta Anna Ora Pro Nobis  
3 (2)  1654  H1B    HENRY BAGLEE MADE MEE 1654. 
4 (3)  1623  RA    PRAYSE YE THE LORDE ALWAYSE 1623. 
5 (4)  1613  BA    BARTHOLOMEW ATTVN MADE ME 1613.
6 (5)  c1599  Ng    Vox dni ihu xpi wox ex ultacionis. 
           
  c1700       
           

Peakirk, near Peterborough.    St. Pega's Church.     Chimed.

TF 16808 06694

16th.c  Ng  THANKES BE TO GOD. 
1677  TmN  THOMAS NORRIS MADE ME 1677. 
       

Pickworth, Rutland.    St. Mary's Church.    Chimed.

SK 99223 13828

1821  T2M   
       

Piddington,    St. John the Baptist Church.    Augmented to 6 bells in 1935.

Ntn.          SP 80080 54602
                                                                                                                                                                                             
    1935  JT  {
{
JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1935 *
Waist: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / FREDERICK ARTHUR SANSOME 
/ IMMORTALIZED MAY 6TH 1924 / AGED 18 YEARS. / GIVEN BY HIS MOTHER AND FATHER.
/ HUIUSMODI AD DEUM OMNES VOCA.
(1)  1845  JTs  J. TAYLOR & SON FOUNDERS LOBR'O  1845.
3 (2)  PRAISE : YE : THE : LORD. J. TAYLOR & SON FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1845.
4 (3)  HOLINESS TO THE LORD. J. TAYLOR FECIT  A.D. 1845.
5 (4)  SOLI : DEO : GLORIA : PAX : HOMNIBUS.
THIS PEAL WAS RECST BY J. TAYLOR & SON LOBRO 1845.
6 (5)  GOD SAVE THE QUEEN & PRESERVE OUR PEACE A.D. 1845.  IESUS BE OUR SPEED   
TAYLOR FECIT. 
             
In 1552 records indicate 3 bells existed within the tower and 6 bells by 1700.
             

Pilton, near Oundle,      All Saints' Church, Near Oundle.      Anti-clockwise bell layout.
     
Thr.    TL 02476 84541 
       
c1550  Ng  S   S 
1610  Tb1N  CVM VOCO AD ECCLESIAM VENITE 1610. 
1610  Tb1N  OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI  1610. 
c1480  JDB  Nomen Magdalene Campana Geret Melodie. 
       

Pilton, Rutland.     St. Nicholas' Church.     Chimed.

SK 91466 02937

c1700    (No inscription) 
  HP  (No inscription)  
       

Pipewell, near Kettering.     Abbey Church of St. Mary.      Chimed.

SP 83985 85815

c1881  BrF   
       

Pitsford,     All Saints' Church.    Augmented to 6 bells in 1964.
       
Ntn.      SP 75421 68191
           
  1964  JT  {
GLORIA DEI  
Waist: H.J. BOYD, RECTOR / R. MEWS / D.E.C. ISAACS / E. LATCHFORD / 1964
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark)
(1)  1698  H2B    HENRICVS BAGLEY ME FECIT  1698. 
(2)  c1632  JK    I  K 
(3)  1632  JK    GOD SAVE OVR KING  1632. 
(4)  1632  JK    GOD SAVE OVR KING  1632. 
(5)  1632  JK    SVM ROSA POLSATA MONDE MARIA VOCATA  1632.  
           

Plumpton, South Northants.     St. John the Baptist Church.

SP 59760 48311

1678  H2B  HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE 1678. 
       
c1700     
       

Polebrook,    All Saints' Church.

Pet.      TL 06837 87056 
         
1717  HP    THIS : BELL : WAS :  GIVEN : BY :  WILLM : TAWYER : GENT : 1717.  
2 c1580  T2N    ANDREA 
3 c1599  FW   S MARIA 
4 1771  JE    JOHN HUNT JOHN GROOM CHURCHWARDNS JOSPH EAYRE FECIT 1771.
1765  JE  JOHN HUNT HENRY NEGUS  CHURCHWARDENS  JOSEPH EAYRE ST NEOTS FECIT  1765.
EGO SUM VOX CLAMANTIS 

Potterspury,    St. Nicholas' Church.     Augmented to 6 bells in 1951.

Tow.          SP 76194 43265
                                                                                                                                                                    
  1951  JT 
{
{
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO 
Waist: REES GWERFYL RICHARDS, VICAR / MARY CECILIA HOLT }
/ JAMES KNIGHTON SOPER } CHURCHWARDENS / MCMLI
Opposite: (Taylor’s circular mark)
2 (1)  1774  WmE 
WILLIAM EMERTON OF WOOTTON NEAR BEDFORD FECIT 1774  RICHARD SCRIVENER 
THOMAS WOOD  CHURCHWARDENS  
(2)  c1480  JDB      Sit Nomen Domini Benedictum  H   T 
4 (3)  1792  JB     JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1792  JOHN ROPER C : WARDEN.  
5 (4*)  1885  JWs     
6 (5** 1885  JWs     
             
     Earlier bells 
  [4*]  c1399  Rg  RH    AVE MARIA GRACIA PLENA   
  [5** 1625  JK      PRAYES THE LORD 1625. 
             

Preston, Rutland,    St. Peter & St. Paul's Church.    Augmented to 5 bells in 1908 and again in 1964 to 6 bells.

Rut.        SK 87000 02370 
           
    1964  JT   
(1)    1908  JT   
(2)    1908  JT  
(3)  [1]  1717  HP  1717. 
(4)  [2]  c1400  LeicF GABRIEL. 
(5)  [3]  c1598  N&W  GOD SAVE OUR QUEENE ELIZABETH 
           
    c1400  JhBb  S  MARI 
           

Preston Capes, near Daventry,    St. Peter & St. Paul's Church.

Dav.               SP 57423 54899
                                                                                                                                               
(*)  1829  RTss  R. TAYLOR & SONS FOUNDERS OXFORD MDCCCXXIX.  
  1631  H2W  CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE 1631. 
  1631  H2W  IHS : NAZARENVS REX: IVDEORUM FILI DEI MISERERE: MEI 1631. 
  1631  H2W  CVM SONO SI NON VIS VENIRE NVNQVAM AD PRECES CVPIES IRE 1631. 
5   1631  H2W  CVM SONO SI NON VIS VENIRE NVNQVAM AD PRECES CVPIES IRE 1631. 
         
    Previous No.1/5 bell 

(1*)  1631  H2W  GOD SAVE THE KING 1631. 
         

Preston Deanery, South Northants.    St. Peter & St. Paul's Church.      Churches Conservation Trust.

SP 78835 55679

HP  1710  HENRY PENN FUSORE 1710. 
       

Pytchley,    All Saints' Church.

Kett.      SP 85997 74770 
         
(*)  1913  G&J   
2   1621  H2W  IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI 1621.
3   c1590  R1N  ROBART NEWCOME 
4   1622 H2W  GOD SAVE THE KING 1622. 
  1622  H2W  IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI 1622. 
         
    Previous No.1/5 bell
  (1*)  1628?  H2W  CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE  
         









^^^  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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