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W1 - Wadenhoe to Weston by Welland.

Wadenhoe    St. Michael & All Angels Church.      Augmented to 6 bells in 1937.

Thr.        TL 00855 83284 
           
1937  JT  JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1937 *
JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1937 * 
{
{
JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH *
Waist: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / THE THREE NEW BELLS COMPLETING THE RING OF SIX /
WERE GIVEN BY THE BARRON BELL TRUST / 1937 / EMMA BARRON, FOUNDER / F. HOPKINS } /
C. M. WALROND } / H. W. ELDRED } TRUSTEES
(*) 1937  JT  {
+ MVLTI    VOCATI     PAVCI       ELECTI       ROBERTVS       ASHLE    THOMAS     GIBBLE   1603 
Below: I A  I H  GARDIANI
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) /  RECAST 1937
(**)   1937  JT  {
+ AVE : MARIA : GRACIA : PLENA : DOMINUSTECWM :
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) / RECAST 1937 / B. H. DAWSON * RECTOR /
J. M. LANGLEY } / R. CHILDS } CHURCHWARDENS
(3)  1607  Tb1N    GOD SAVE HIS CHVRCH ANNO DOMINE  1607  ET  
           
    Previous bells 

(1*)  1603  Tb1N    MVLTI VOCATI PAVCI ELECTI ROBERTVS ASHLE  THOMAS CIBBLE  1603 GARDIANI   I  A  I  H. 

(2** preR      AVE MARIA GRACIA PLENA DOMINUS TECWM 
  (3)  1607  Tb1N    GOD SAVE HIS CHVRCH ANNO DOMINE  1607  ET   



Wakerley, near Corby.         St. John the Baptist Church.         Currently un-ringable.      

SP 95662 99219                                                                     Churches Conservation Trust.

Anti-clockwise rope layout. 
                                                                                                  
1598  N&W  UBIQUE BENE RESPONDEO 1598. 
1663  TmN  THOMAS NORRIS MADE MEE 1663. 
1599  N&W  CUM CUM AND PREA  1599. 
       

Walgrave,      St. Peter's Church.

Gsb.          SP 80157 72010
             
(*)    1867  JT  J TAYLOR & Co BELLFOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH. E. H. GIFFORD D.D. RECTOR.
THOMAS EMERSON JOHN PENTELOW CHURCHWARDENS. RECAST 1867. 
    1723  TR    THOMAS RVSSELL MADE ME 1723. 
    1723  TR    EDWARD MABBET AND ROBARD SMITH CHURCHWARDENS 1723.
(**   1766  JE    DR GEORGE REYNALD RECTOR JOHN FRY AND WM EATON CHURCHWARDENS 1766. 
  [5***]  1723  TR  JOHN SMITH GAVE THIS BELL IN 1494 THOMAS RVSSELL OF WOOTTON CAST
THIS PEAL AND NEW CAST IN 1723. E. MABBET AND R. SMITH CHURCHWARDENS.  
             
    c1410  JdeC    SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM. 
             
    Previous No.1* bell recast in 1867 by JT

(1*)    1723  TR     
  Previous No.4** bell recast in 1766 by JE  
  (4**   1723  TR     
    Earlier No.5*** bell recast in 1723 by TR 


[5***]  1494    1494 
             

Wansford,  St. Mary the Virgin Church.  Augmented to 4 bells in 1897, 5 bells in 1960 and 6 in 1967.

Pet.          TL 07336 99257
1967  1960  1897                                                                                                                                                                  
(1/5)  1960  JT  {
JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH *
Waist: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / THIS BELL WAS GIVEN BY /
THE BARRON BELL TRUST / 1960
(2/5)  (1/4) 1897  JT  {
VICTORIA + D + G + 1837-1897 * * *
Waist: H.H.S. RECTOR + T.H. CHWARDEN
Opposite: TAYLOR FECIT
(3/5) (2/4)  1897  JT  + I H S . N A S ARE N V S . R E X . I V D E O R M
Waist: RECAST BY JOHN TAYLOR / 1897
(4/5)  (3/4) 1887  JWs  J WARNER & SONS LONDON 1887. 
Waist: J. JENKYNS - REC., / C.G. FIRMAN CH .. W / OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI
(5/5)  (4/4) 1897  JT  {
VICTORIA + D + G + 1837-1897 * * *
Waist: H.H.S. RECTOR + T.H. CHWARDEN
Opposite: TAYLOR FECIT 
1967  JT  JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH *
Waist: BARNABY’S BELL 1967
                   
             As at 1878, 2 bells existed in the tower.
    [1/2] ?    (Bell recast in 1887 by JWs) 
 
[2/2] ? 14th.c  ?   IHS NAZARENVS REX IVDEORVM.  (Recast in 1897 by JT) 
             


Wappenham,      St. Mary the Virgin Church.      Augmented to 5 bells in 1911 and again in 1994 to 6 bells.

Tow.          SP 62494 45665
                                                                                                                                                           
    1994  WBF     
(1)    1911  TB  BOND & SONS FOUNDERS BURFORD OXON
Soundbow: THE GIFT OF CAPTAIN W.H.LAMBTON 1911 E.J. MORTIMER RECTOR
(*)  [*]  1994  WBF     
(3)  [2]  1618  RA    R A 1618. 
(4)  [3]  1599  BA    PRAISE THE LORDE 1599. 
(5)  [4]  1610  RA    GOD SAVE KING JAMES  R. A. 1610. 
             
  Previous No.(2/5*) bell recast in 1994 by WBF
  (2/5*) 
1865  GMc    G. MEARS & CO FOUNDERS LONDON. 1664 RECAST 1865.   
    Earlier No.[1/4*] bell, recast in 1865 by GMc 
    [1/4*]  1664  H1B    Henry Baglee made me 1664. 
             

Wardley, Rutland.     St. Botolph's Church.       Churches Conservation Trust.

SK 83184 00195

Records indicate, 3 bells existed at Wardley. The 3rd. (tenor) bell became cracked and subsequently sold.

  1677  Tb3N  GOD SAVE THE KING 1677. 
  c1580  T2N  THOMA 
  (3) 

Warkton,      St. Edmund's Church.      Augmented to 5 bells in 1887 and again in 1993 to 6 bells.

Kett.          SP 89300 79838
             
    1993  WBF     
(1)    1887  JT     
(2)  [1]  1718  T&JE  CAELORUM CHRISTE PLACEAT TIBI REX SONUS ISTE 
T. & J. EAYRE DE KETTERING FECERUNT 1718.  
(3)  [2] 1761  T2E  INTACTUM SILEO PERCUTE DULCE CANO. GRATUM OPUS AGRICOLIS.
THOS EAYRE FECIT 1761.  
(4)  [*]  1887  JT     
[3*]  Records state, in 1700, there were 4 bells at Warkton. However, at some point in time, the No.[3*] bell
became cracked and eventually, breaking into several pieces. The bell pit lay empty until 1887.
(5)  [4] 1638  H2W    IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1638. 
             


Warkworth, near Banbury.    St. Mary's Church.

SP 48643 40715

1740  EdwH  BENEDCTA SIT SANCTA TRINITAS  E. H. FECIT  MARCH 25 1740. 
1841  JTy  J TAYLOR FOUNDER OXFORD 1841. 
       

Warmington,     St. Mary the Blessed Virgin Church.     Augmented to 6 bells in 1912.

Pet.        TL 07725 91012
           
  1912  M&S     
(1)  1670  TmN    GOD SAVE THE KING 1670. 
3 (*)  1876  M&S   
4 (3)  1604  Tb1N  NVNC IACOBVS EGO CANO VOBIS ORE JOCVNDO GOD SAVE HIS CHURC. MILLES ORMES 
1604  C  N. 
5 (4)  1710  HP    WILL DRAKE  THO HENSON  CH : WARDENS  HEN : PENN FYSORE 1710. 
6 (** 1876  M&S     
           
    Previous bells 

(2*)  1669  Tb3N    GOD SAVE THE KING 1669. 

(5** 1710  HP    VITAM METIOR MORTEM PLORO. 
           


Watford, near Daventry,       St. Peter & St. Paul's Church.       "Limited duration ringing"

Gsb.        SP 60321 69034
           
1     1695  H2B    CANTATE DOMINO CANTICVM NOVVM H.B. 1695. 
(*)  1712  A1R    ABR RUDHALL OF GLOUCESTER  BELLFOVNDER. 1712.  
  1695  H2B    HENRICVS BAGLEY ME FECIT 1695.  
  1695  H2B   HENRICVS BAGLEY ME FECIT 1695.  
  1695  H2B    HENRICVS BAGLEY ME FECIT 1695.  
(** 1820  T2M    RECAST 1820. 
           
     Previous bells     
  (2*)  1695  H2B    HENRICVS BAGLEY ME FECIT 1695.  

(6** 1695  H2B  SUM ROSA PULSATA MUNDI MARIA VOCATA SANCTE PETRE: H:B:  1695. 
(I am, when rung, called Mary the Rose of the World ..Saint Peter) 
 

Weedon Bec,    St. Peter & St. Paul's Church.     Augmented to 6 bells in 1920 and again in 1950 to 8 bells.

Dav.          SP 63326 59284 
                                                                                                                                                                        
    1950  JT  {
{
THIS BELL WAS HUNG TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOUR OF MEN AND WOMEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THOSE WHO DIED IN SERVICE OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY 1939 - 1945 
J T & CO LOUGHBOROUGH 1950 
    1950  JT  {
{
THIS BELL WAS HUNG TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOUR OF MEN AND WOMEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE
OF THOSE WHO DIED IN SERVICE OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY 1939 - 1945 
J T & CO LOUGHBOROUGH 1950 
(1)    1920  JT  IN GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-19. THE GIFT
OF GRATEFUL PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS.  J T & CO LOUGHBOROUGH 1920 
(2)  [1*]  1745  H3B    THOMAS GUDGIN   JOHN SMITH   CHURCHWARDENS  H BAGLEY MADE ME 1745 
(3)  [2** 1745  H3B    THOMAS GUDGIN   JOHN SMITH   CHURCHWARDENS  H BAGLEY MADE ME 1745 
(4)  [3]  1665  H1B  THIS BELL WAS GIEVEN BY WILLIAM BLACKLEY ONE OF THE CAPITALL BVRGESES
OF THIS CORPORATION 1665. H * B  
(5)  [4] 1624  H2W     IHS: NAZARENVS REX: IVDEORVM FILI DEI MISERERE: MEI 1624  
8 (6)  [5***]  1822  RT    TAYLOR & SONS FOUNDERS OXFORD 1822  
             
           Earlier bells No's.1/5 & 2/5 recast in 1745 by H3B.
     [1*]  1669  H1B    CANTATE DOMINO CATICVM NOVVM 1669. 
     [2** 1601    HAC DATE DEUM QUI NOS AC DICIT EGO TUORUM 1601 
    Earlier bell No.5/5 recast in 1822 by RT.
     [5***]  1669 H1B    THOMAS BILLING AND THOMAS CLEVELY CHURCHWARDENS 1669 


Weekley,    St. Mary the Virgin Church.    Augmented to 6 bells in 1911.

Kett.    SP 88830 80991
       
1911  JT   
1832  W&JT  W : AND J : TAYLOR FOUNDERS OXFORD : 1832. 
1832  W&JT  W : AND J : TAYLOR FOUNDERS OXFORD AND BIDEFORD : 1832. 
1771  JE  ......... CHURC(H)WARDEN  JOSEPH EAYRE FECIT  1771.
1615  SERVE GOD  1615. 
1628  H2W  IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1628. 
       


Weldon,    St. Mary the Virgin Church.     Augmented to 8 bells in 1976.

Thr.        SP 92778 89338
           
    1976  WBF   
    1976  WBF   
3 (*)    1964  M&S   
4 {2}    1710  HP  I PRAE SEQUAR.  HENRY PENN FUSORY 1710.   
5 (3)    1710  HP  FELICES TER ET AMPLIUS  HENRY PENN FUSORY 1710. 
6 (4)    1710  HP  LINGUAE NOS PENES SUNT QUIS NOBIS CONTRADICAT 1710. 
7 (5)    1710  HP  ORDINE QUISQUE SUO. JOHN SPRIG  JONATHAN PHILIP CHURCHWARDENS 1710. 
(**   1964  M&S   
           
    Previous bells recast in 1964 by M&S

(1*)    1907  AB   

(6**   1907  AB   
           
              Earlier bells recast in 1907 by AB 

  [1]  1710  HP  NULLI SECUNDUS  HENRY PENN FUSORY 1710. 

  [6]  1710  HP  HENRY GOODE RECTOR  HENRY PENN FUSORE  FINIS CORONAT OPUS 1710. 
           


Welford,      St. Mary the Virgin Church.      Augmented to 5 bells in 1933.

Gsb.  
                         SP 64111 80339  
                                                                                                                                                                     
  }  1933   JT 


{
^ (Taylor’s rectangular mark)
Waist: IN MEMORY OF / MY SISTERS ANN AND ALICE / PRESENTED BY /
T. H. SCRIMSHIRE / 1933
Opposite: F. C. WOODHOUSE * VICAR / F. LOVELL } / W. G. BROWN }
CHURCHWARDENS

  1933  JT 
  1933  JT 
(1)    1699  H2B    HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE 1699. 
(2)  [*]  1859  JT    JOHN TAYLOR & CO. LOUGHBOROUGH A.D. 1859.  
(3)    1633  H2W    IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1633.   
(4)    1638  H2W    IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1638. 
(5)    1638  H2W    EDWARD ASTILL AND RALPH MIERES D. ANNO DMI 1638.
             
    1919  JT  {  ANNO PACIS MDCCCXIX / LAUS DEO / DONUM INFANTUM / * * * / F.
C. WOODHOUSE * VICAR
             
            ^Note: similar Inscriptions on bells 1/8, 2/8 and 3/8
    Earlier No. [2/5] bell
    [2*]   1595  N&/or
  CUM CUM AND PREA 
             


Welton,     St. Martin's Church.      Augmented to 5 bells in 1825.

Dav.        SP 58101 66026 
           
  1825  W&JT    ADDED TO THIS PEAL BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION 1825 W: & J: TAYLOR OXFORD FECERUNT  
(1)  1629  H2W    GOD SAVE THE KING 1629 .
3 (*)  1825  W&JT    RECAST BY W: & J: TAYLOR OXFORD ANNO : 1825 
4 (3)  1629  H2W  IHS : NAZARENVS REX: IVDEORVM FILI DEI MISERERE: MEI 1629.
(Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, O Son of God have mercy on me). 
(4)  1629  H2W  CVM SONO SI NON VIS VENIRE NVNQVAM AD PRECES CVPIES IRE 1629 
(O Christ the King of Heaven, may this sound be pleasing to Thee) 
           
    Previous No.(2/4) bell, recast in 1825 by W&JT

(2*)  1629  H2W  CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE
(O Christ the King of Heaven, may this sound be pleasing to Thee). 


Werrington, near Peterborough.       St. John the Baptist Church.       Chimed.

TF 16979 03148

  1930  JT  TAYLORS * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1930 *
  1930  JT  TAYLORS * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1930 *
                                                                                                                                  
  Previous bells, (one of which is in the Loughborough Bell foundry Museum).
  (1)  ? Blank
  (2)  Blank 

West Haddon,      All Saints' Church.

Gsb.        SP 63011 71836
           
(*) 1913  AB  {
JOHN GULLIVER & THOMAS BURNAM C. 1636. RECAST BY ALFRED BOWELL OF IPSWICH 1913.
Waist: WILLIAM EDEARD BANNERMAN VICAR / HERBERT ATTERBURY
& FREDERICK W. SOUTHAM. / CHURCHWARDENS.

1611  Ng  BE YT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DOTH ME SEE THAT NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE MEE 1611. 
HEARE I HAD NOT HVNGE BUT FOR IOHN DALINGTON    E   M 

1682  H2B    THOMAS BVRNHAM AND THOMAS PARNELL CH. WARDENS 1682. 
4 (**) none  EA  JAMES CHARTERS VICAR  THOMAS COLLIS & ROBT BODDINGTON CHURCHWARDENS.
EDWD ARNOLD LEICESTER FECIT   
5 (***) 1729  T1E  GLORIA PATRI FILIO ET SPIRITUI SANCTO. ANNO DOM. 1729 
JOHN LUCAS AND WILLIAM KILSBY CHURCHWARDENS  
           
    Previous bells 

(1* 1636  H2W    JOHN GVLLIVER AND THOMAS BVRNAM C. 1636. 

(4** 1611  Ng    BE YT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DOTH ME SEE THAT NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE MEE 

(5***)  ?   ABCDE FGHIK LMNO. 
           

West Hunsbury, Northampton,     St. Benedict's Church.      New bell installation.

Ntn.      SP 73331 58540 
                                                                                                                                                                    
1987  JTBF  {
MARY
Waist: D.A.J.
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark) / 1987
{
THOMAS A BECKET
Waist: CEDRIC AND HILDA / BENHAM
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark) / 1987
{
CECILIA
Waist: IN MEMORY OF / VIOLET MAY HARROLD / OF / ROTHERSTHORPE
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark) / 1987
{
PETER
Waist: (Peterborough Guild badge)
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark) / 1987
{
RAGENER / OF / NORTHAMPTON / MARTYR
Waist: D.A.J.
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark) / 1987
{
{
{
BENEDICT
Below: (cross with PAX)
Waist: WILLIAM WESTWOOD - BISHOP / BAZIL MARSH - ARCHDEACON /
TERRY ENSOR - VICAR / BRIAN AUSTIN - ARCHITECT
Opposite: (Taylor’s circular mark) / 1987
           
Note: Metal from 2 former H2W bells at Haselbech was added to cast this ring.
           


Weston Favell,     St. Peter's Church. 

Ntn.        SP 78840 61893 
                                                                                                                                                                                     
1683  M1B/
H2B 
CANTATE DOMINO CANTICVM NOVVM 1683.
WILLIAM HARVY RECTORIS  HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE 1683.
MATTHEW BAGLEY MADE MEE 1683. 
JOHN HONNOR AND ABRAHAM MVMFORD CHVRCHWARDENS 1683. 
  1707  HP  JOHN HOW  RICHARD GOLDBEE  CHVRCHWARDENS  HENRY PENN MADE ME 1707. 
           


Weston by Welland,      St. Mary the Virgin Church.       Augmented to 5 bells in 1865.

Kett.      SP 77798 91379 
         
  1865  JT  J. TAYLOR & Co FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1865. 
  1865  JT  J. TAYLOR & Co FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1865. 
  1616  H2W  CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE 1616. 
(*)  1886  JT   
  1662  Tb3N  TOBIE NORRIS CAST ME 1662. 
         
     Previous No.4 bell recast in 1886 by JT

(4*)  1598  N&W  GOD SAVE THE QUEENE 1598. 
         










^^^  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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