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Tansor,     St. Mary's Church.      Currently un-ringable.     Anti-clockwise rope layout.

Pet.    TL 05342 90899
       
In 1552 records indicate 3 bells existed within the tower. 
       
c1599  Ng  + IOHN BRAADSELL  OPQRST  FGHI 
1611  Tb1N  + NON : CLAMOR : SED : AMOR : [ CA - obliterated ] NTAT : IN : AVRE : DEI : I G   W S  1611.     
c1499  LBS  + Sit Nomen Diuini Ihesu  Benedicum        
       

Teigh, Rutland.       Holy Trinity Church.       Hung dead.

SK 86480 16013

1746  T1E    OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI. GLORIA DEO SOLI. T. EAYRE  A.D. 1746.
1746  T1E    OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI. GLORIA PATRI FILIO ET SPIRITUI SANCTO. 1746. 
c1530  JhWy  RH  IN NOIE IHS MARIA     W.H. 1702   
                                                                                                                                                              

Thenford, South Northants.      St. Mary the Virgin Church.       No.4 bell chimed.

SP 51893 41530

In 1552 and 1700, records indicate 3 bells existed within the tower.

  1731  EdwH  MICHAEL WOODHULL ESQRE BENEFACTOR  E. H. 1731. 
  1731  EdwH  WILLIAM RING CHURCHWARDEN  E. H. 
  1731  EdwH  W : R : C : W : EDWARD HEMINS FECT 1731. 
  1601  BA  PRAYES THE LORD 1601. 
         
  No.5 bell now removed for reasons unknown 
  (5)  1806  JB  E. STAFFORD VICAR   C EDWARDS AND J. LAW  C. W.    JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1806. 
         

Thistleton, Rutland.      St. Nicholas' Church.

SK 91328 17976

1793  GgH  W. FREAR  CH. WARDEN   G. H. NOTTN  1793. 
       
Records state, Two earlier (cracked) bells were recast as one in 1793.      
       

Thornby,     St. Helen's Church.

Gsb.        SP 66955 75633
                                                                                                                                                                            
1 (1)  1714  H3B    CANTATE DOMINO CANTICVM NOVVM 1714. 
2 (2)  1714  H3B    HENREY BAGLEY MADE MEE JVLY 1714. 
3 (3)  1714  H3B    GOD BE OVR GOOD SPEED H.B. MA. MEE 1714. 
  1929  JT GOD SAVE OVR QVEEN AND PRESARVE HER PEACE. BE IT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DO ME
SEE THAT H. BAGLY OF NHT - MA - MEE 1714.     TAYLOR  LOUGHBORO RECAST 1929
  1844  JTs    John Taylor & Son founders Loughborough 1844. 
           
     Previous bells 
    (4)  1714  H3B  GOD SAVE OVR QVEEN AND PRESARVE HER PEACE. BE IT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DO SEE
ME THAT H. BAGLEY OF NHT MA' MEE 1714.
  (5)  1714  H3B  Henry Bagley made me Jvly 1714 Let Aarons bells continually amoungst us rung The Word
still preached and Hallelujah sung. 

           

Thornhaugh,      St. Andrew's Church.     Augmented to 5 bells in 1909.

Pet.        TF 06975 00584
         
In 1552 records indicate 3 bells existed within the tower.
                                                                                                                                                                      
  1909  JWs     
(*) 1993 JTBF  {
{
Waist: ROGER WATSON - RECTOR / JOHN BENNETT } / WALTER WARREN } / EIRA WHITE }
CHURCHWARDENS / ALF WALLER - TOWER CAPTAIN
Opposite: 19 (Taylor’s circular mark) 93
Soundbow: IN APPRECIATION OF THE WORK OF ALF AND BERYL WALLER 
(2/3)  1634  TmN    THOMAS NORRIS MADE ME 1634  
(3/3)  1860  JWs  CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1860. H. FULLAR RECTOR.
J. WILSON CH WARDEN. 
  1909  JWs     
           

Previous 2/5 (1/3*) bell recast in 1993.

[1*]  1619  Tb1N    MVLTI VOCATI PAVCI ELECTI 1619.
  Previous 3/3 bell recast in 1860. 
  [3/3]  1684  Tb3N    TOBIAS NORRIS CAST ME 1684.  
  (S)        Metal used to recast 3/3 bell in 1860 
           

Thorpe Achurch, see Achurch.

Thorpe Malsor,     All Saints' Church.     Currently un-ringable.

Kett.        SP 83357 79005 
           
(*)  1900  JB&C     
  1680  M1B    MATTHEW BAGLEY MADE MEE 1680. 
  1680  H1B    HENREY BAGLEY MADE MEE  1680. 
  1751  T1E    RICHARD : GARRATT : CHURCHWARDEN  1751  T : EAYRE : KETT : FECIT. 
  1817  RT    R : GARRATT & T : HAYES C : W : R : TAYLOR ST NEOTS FOUNDER 1817. 
  1680  M1B/
H2B 
  ROBART MANSELL ESQVIER  1680. 
           
     Earlier No.(1*) bell 

(1*)  1860  JT  THE GIFT OF W : T : MAUNSELL ESQR IN MEMORY OF HIS MOTHER. 
J : TAYLOR & CO FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH  A.D. 1860. 
           

Thorpe Mandeville,     St. John the Baptist Church.

Cw.    SP 53209 44952 
       
1790  JB  J. BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1790. 
1636  H1B  GOD SAVE KING CHARLES  HENRY BAGLE MADE ME 1636. 
1826  RTs  R. TAYLOR & SON OXFORD 1826. 
       

Thrapston,     St. James' Church.     Augmented to 8 bells in 1897.

Thr.          SP 99697 78698
                                                                                                                                                                   
In 1552 records indicate 4 bells existed within the tower. 
                                    

1897   JT RING IN THE CHRIST THAT IS TO BE  

RING OUT THE DARKNESS OF THE LAND 

RING IN THE THOUSAND YEARS OF PEACE  

1897  JT   RING OUT THE THOUSAND WARS OF OLD 
  RING IN REDRESS TO ALL MANKIND 
  RING OUT THE FEUD OF RICH AND POOR  
  RING OUT THE FALSE RING IN THE TRUE 
  {
{
THIS PEAL OF EIGHT BELLS WAS ERECTED ON JUNE 20TH TO COMMEMORATE
THE SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA.
SEPTIMUS KINGFORD RECTOR WILLIAM HILYARD JOHN PASHLER CHURCHWARDENS
GEORGE SMITH CHAIRMAN OF PARISH COUNCIL.
             
    Previous 1/5 to 5/5 bells recast in 1897 by JT 
  (1)    1686  H2B    HENRY BAGLEY CAST ME 1686 
  (2)    1765   ?   HENRY LENTON  JAMES ROBINSON  CHURCHWARDENS  1765. 

(3)    1677  Tb3N    T. WOODCOCKE  TOBIE NORRIS MADE ME 1677. 

(4)    c1499  JStd    Sancta Anna Ora Pro Nobis    I    S 

(5)    1634  TmN    THOMAS NORRIS MADE ME 1634. 
             

Thurning, East Northants.       St. James the Great Church.       Chimed.

TL 08569 82861

(1*)  1898  JT   
  17th.c    (four pairs of letters) 
  Earlier No.(1*) bell  
  (1*)  preR    DEI GENETRIX, VIRGO MARIA, ORA PRO NOBIS.
                                                                                                                                         

Tickencote, Rutland.    St. Peter's Church.

SK 99045 09495

1 ?    1630  TmN   THOMAS NORRIS CAST ME  1630              
2 ?  (2*)  1934  JT      
    Earlier (No.2*) bell   
  (2*)  preR    Disused. Located in Churchyard ?  
Note: Uncertainty exists as to which founder represents bells 1 and 2

 



Tiffield,     St. John the Baptist Church.       Currently un-ringable.

Tow.    SP 69914 51629
       
Locally made, Ellacombe-styled chiming equipment installed in 1977
In 1552 records indicate 3 bells existed within the tower.
       
1764  L&P  LESTER & PACK OF LONDON FECIT 1764. 
1809  TMs  THOMAS MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT 1809. 
1809  TMs  THOMAS MEARS & SON OF LONDON FECIT 1809. 
       
    Additional bell, rescued from the local school, hung in belfry 1976 
  1872  JWs  J WARNER & SONS LONDON 1872     Note ' D '  Dia. 137/ Wt. 0-2-14  
       


Tinwell, Rutland.       All Saints' Church. 
         
Rut.        TF 00605 06368 
                                                                                                                                                                                       
  1654  TmN    THOMAS NORIS MADE ME 1654. 
 (*) 1883  JT     
  1639  TmN    THOMAS NORRIS MADE ME 1639. 
(** 1883  JT     
           
  Previous bells 
  (2*)  1708  HP    THOMAS JOHNSON, GEORGE ALLEN, JOHN SISSEN AND HENRY GOODLAD. 
  (4** 1620  Tb1N    NON SONO ANIMABUS MORTUORUM SED AURIBUS VIVENTIUM. 
( I sound not for the souls of the dead, but for the ears of the living ) 

           

Titchmarsh,     St. Mary the Virgin Church.     Augmented to 8 bells in 1913.

Thr.          TL 02193 79865 
             
1   }   1913 G&J 
   
(*)  1913 G&J 
4    
   
 
 
   
             
      Previous bells recast in 1913 by G&J

(1*)    1688     HB         HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE 1688. 

(2)    1688  HB    R. GREENE AND JOHN WELLS CHVRCHWARDENS 1688.  

(3)    1781  EA    J. SALMON AND JOHN FOWLER CHURCHWARDENS EDWARD ARNOLD FECIT 1781.  

(4)    1688  HB    CANTATE DOMINO CANTICVM NOVVM 1688.  

(5)    1688  HB    GOD SAVE THE KING 1688. 

(6)    1708  HP  JOHN CANNARD GAVE ME  JEFFERY COALES AND JOHN BARNES CHURCHWARDENS
HENRY PENN MADE ME 1708.  
             

Tixover, Rutland.    St. Luke's Church.

SP 97073 99770

c1499  RHe  Sancta Fides Ora Pro Nobis 
       

Twywell,      St. Nicholas' Church.       Augmented to 5 bells in 1907 and to 6 bells in 1969.

Thr.          SP 95174 78187 
             
    1969  JT  {
{
JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1969 *
Waist: IN MEMORY OF JOHN MARTIN, PRIEST, / RECTOR 1946 TO 1950
Opposite: L. E. P. DE CASABIANCA, RECTOR / FRANK EATON COALES } /
LIONEL ARTHUR STAPLETON } CHURCHWARDENS
(1)    1907  JT  {
{
John Taylor & Co * … /  
Waist: Whene’er I call, Come people all, / Before GOD’s Throne, In worship fall
Opposite: Placed here by subscription 1907. / W. W. DENNETT M.A. Rector, /
W. Abbott, W. R. Jones, Churchwardens
(2)    1907  JT  {
John Taylor & Co * … /  
Waist: W. M. Plevins bids me ring / GOD bless the Church, GOD save the King.
Opposite: The gift of W. M. Plevins J.P., / of Woodford House. / 1907 
4 (3)  [*]  1867  JT  JESUS NAZARENUS REX IUDEORUM FILI DEI MISERERE MEI.  J TAYLOR & Co 
BELLFOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH  1867.  J MANTON  S LEETE  CHURCHWARDENS.   
5 (4)  [2]  c1499  RC    In Multis Annes Resonet Campana Iohannis 
(5)  [3]  c1499  LBS    Vox Augustini Sonet In Aure Dei 
             
    Earlier No.[1/3] bell recast in 1867 by JT 
    [1*]  preR ?     










^^^  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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