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Peterborough.


Peterborough Cathedral.      Augmentations : 5 to 8 bells in 1902;  10 bells in 1928;  12 bells in 1986; 
Pet.                    TL 19411 98645
1986  1928  1902                                                                                                                                                                                                  
1        -   -  1986  WBF     
 -   -  1986  WBF     
(1)   -  1928  JT     
(2)   -  1928  JT     
(3)  [1]  1902  JT    
(4)  [2]  1902  JT     
(5)  [3]  1902  JT     
(6)  [4]  1902  JT     
(7)  [5]  1902  JT     
10  (8)  [6]  1902  JT     
11   (9)  [7]  1902  JT    
12   (10)  [8]  1902  JT    
2 #  1986  WBF     
B'dn      1709  HP    
             
Previous bells, 1 to 10 as at 1709.  Bell No's. 1 to 5 removed and sold in 1831. 
r&s  1   1709  HP CANTEMUS DOMINO CANTICUM NOVUM. HENRY PENN FUSORE 1709. 
r&s  2   VENITE EXULTEMUS DOMINO.  WILLIAM WARING PRECENT. 1709. 
r&s  3   GLORIA DEO IN EXCELSIS.  RICHARD CUMBERLAND, PRAEB.
HENRY PENN, FUSORE 1709. 
r&s  4   VOCE MEA AD DOM.  JOHN BALDERSTON  DD.  PRAEB. 1709. 
r&s  5   BENEDICTUM SIT NOMEN DOMINI.  JOHN TAYLOR A.M., PRAEB. 1709. 
 
Bell No's. 6 to 10 are re-numbered 1 to 5 in 1831. 
[1] 6   1709  HP TE DECIT HYMNVS. RICH. RYNOLDS  LL.D.  PRAEB :
HENRY PENN FVSORE 1709.   
[2] 7   PSALLAM DEO MEO QVAMDIU SYM. THO. BALL : PRAEB : 1709.  
[3] 8   MAGNIFICATE DOMINVM MECVM. JOHN EVANS PRAEB :
HEN : PENN FUSORE 1709.  
[4] 9*   1709  HP  TE DEUM LAUDAMUS.  WHITE KENNETT S.S.T.P.  DECANO. 
HENRY PENN FUSORE 1709. 
[5]  10   1709  HP  PACEM TE POSCIMVS OMNES CONCORDIE RES PARVAE CRESCVNT 1709. 
RICHD CVMBERLAND EPO.   
             
Bell No.9*, recast in 1831. 
[4]  9*    1831    {
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HERBERT MARSH D D. BISHOP OF PETERBOROUGH : THOS TURTON D D.
DEAN OF PETERBOROUGH : WM STRONG D D. ARCHDEACON OF NORTHAMPTON.
JOHN JAMES D D.;
WM MCDONALL M.A ; WM TOURNAY D D ; JOSH STEPN PRATT LL.B. S MADAN D D :
& THOS HUGHES B D ;  PRAEBENDARIES  1831.
             
Earlier records indicate several bells were present during the 13th. and 14th. centuries. 

The 1539 post reformation inventory, states 4 bells existed at the Monastery.
One of these bells was possibly a Sanctus bell.
      c1250      JON DE CAUX ABBAS OSWALDO CONSECRAT HOC WAS. 
      13th.c      LES LONDRES. 
      13th.c     LES LONDRES. 
 ..........................................
Peterborough St. John.
Pet.          TL 19096 98652 
(*)    1909  G&J     
(**   1909  G&J     
(3)    1808  WD    LONG LIVE KING GEORGE THE THIRD.  WM DOBSON FECIT 1808. 
(4)    1808  WD    GIVE NO OFFENCE TO THE CHURCH.    WM DOBSON FECIT 1808. 
(5)    1808  WD  OUR VOICES SHALL WITH JOYFUL SOUND MAKE HILLS AND VALLEYS ECHO ROUND
1808. 
(6)    1808  WD  WM ELLIOTT  AND FRENCH LAWRENCE ESQUIRES MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FOR
THE CITY DONORS 1808.
(***)    1930  JT     
(8)    1808  WD  THE REVD JOSEPH STEPHEN PRATT LL.B. PREBENDARY OF THE CATHEDRAL VICAR :
STEPHEN SHEPPEARD, WILLIAM SALMAN AND WM SIMPSON CHURCHWARDENS 1808.  
             
    1675  Tb3N    W. HAWKINGS  TOBIE NORRIS CAST ME 1675. 
             
        Previous bells    

(1*)    1808  WD    THE LORD TO PRAISE MY VOICE I'LL RAISE 1808.  

(2**   1808  WD    WILLIAM DOBSON FOUNDER, DOWNHAM, NORFOLK, 1808. 

(7***)    1808  WD  EARL FITZWILLIAM, VISCOUNT MILTON, AND THE REVD WM STRONG D D.
ARCHDEACON OF NORTHAMPTON DONORS 1808.
             
 ..........................................
Peterborough St. Mary.      (New Church)
Pet.          TL 19661 99068 
   
 
 
1991
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WBF
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
             

Previous bells      (Old Church)
  (1)    1887  JWs     
  (2)    1887  JWs     
  (3)    1887  JWs     
  (4)    1887  JWs     
  (5)    1887  JWs     
  (6)    1887  JWs     
             
  Earlier bell at the Old Church 
  [1]       
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Peterborough, St. Jude's Church, Cranford Drive.      Chimed.
TL 17294 99716 
    1868  JT     
    1868  JT     
    1868  JT     
Dis      1766  JE     
 .............................................
Peterborough, All Saints' Church, Park Road / All Saints' Road.      Chimed.
TF 19436 00010 
    c1886  JT     
 ..........................................
Peterborough, St. Mark's Church, Lincoln Road.
TL 19092 99325
    1856  CGM    C. & G. MEARS FOUNDERS LONDON 1856. 
 ..........................................
Peterborough, St. Paul's Church, Lincoln Road.               Hung dead.
TF 18334 00732 
    1868  JT    J. TAYLOR & Co FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH  1838. 
  .....................................................
Peterborough, Christ the Carpenter Church, Chestnut Avenue, Dogsthorpe. 
TF 20023 01176 
    1957  JT    JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1957 *  
             
 ..........................................................................................
Peterborough, St. Peter and All Souls Roman Catholic Church, Fitzwilliam Street. 
TL 19179 99082 
    17th.c  StmF     
             









^^^  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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