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W2 - Whilton to Wootton.

Whilton,     St. Andrew's Church.     Augmented to 8 bells in 1994.
             
Dav.          SP 63632 64808
             
1     1994  WBF   THE ROSE BELL IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM LUCAS ROSE WHO GAVE THE ORIGINAL
SIX BELLS 1777.  WHITECHAPEL 1994. 
  THE GIFT OF JOHN W & PHILIP J TOWNLEY  TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.
WHITECHAPEL 1994

  THE GIFT OF GRIFFITH & JOAN DAVIES  OF ROUGHMOOR.  WHITECHAPEL 1994
  THE GIFT OF HAROLD & GERTRUDE HAYNES.  IN MEMORY OF THEIR PARENTS.   
WHITECHAPEL 1994

  DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF BARBARA D. DUNKLEY, BENEFACTOR 1908 - 1992 
WHITECHAPEL 1994 
  DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM HIGGS, BENEFACTOR  1910 - 1993 
WHITECHAPEL 1994 
  THE GIFT OF JOHN S.W., SUSAN & AGNES H. TOWNLEY 
IN MEMORY OF JOHN S. L.TOWNLEY  SEXTON 1915 -   1928  WHITECHAPEL 1994

  CANON J. J. RICHARDSON, PRIEST  HAROLD HAYNES, JANET C. BOWERS
CHURCHWARDENS  WHITECHAPEL   1994
 
             
     Previous bells recast in 1994 by WBF 

(1)    1777  P&C  AT PROPER TIMES OUR VOICES WE WILL RAISE IN SOUNDING TO OUR
BENEFACTORS PRAISE. 

(2)    1777  P&C  RELIGION WITHOUT HYPOCRISY. 

(3)    1777  P&C  LIBERTY WITHOUT LICENTIOUSNESS. 

(4)  [*]  1900  M&S  MONARCHY WITHOUT TYRANNY recast by Mears & Stainbank in 1900 

(5)  [** 1853  CGM  JOHN DUNKLEY & JOSEPH EMERY CHURCHWARDENS
recast by C & G Mears in 1853 
  (6)  [***]  1853  CGM  WILLIAM LUCAS ROSE GAVE THESE SIX BELLS TO CHURCH
recast by C & G Mears in 1853.  
             
             Earlier bells     


[4*]  }1777  P&C  MONARCHY WITHOUT TYRANNY. 
 
[5** JOHN DUNKLEY & JOSEPH EMERY CHURCHWARDENS.
 
[6***]  WILLIAM LUCAS ROSE GAVE THESE SIX BELLS TO THIS CHURCH.
             
                   In 1702, 2 bells were recorded at Whilton, subsequently recast in 1777 by P&C 
      1702  HB    HENRICVS BAGLEY ME FECIT 1702. 
      1702  HB    HENRICVS BAGLEY ME FECIT 1702.
             

Whissendine, Rutland.    St. Andrew's Church.    Augmented to 5 bells in 1897 and again in 1906 to 6 bells.

Rut.          SK 83297 14308 
             
    1906  JT     
(1)    1897  JWs     
(2) [1]  1785  EA    RICHD FLOAR CHURCHWARDEN  EDWD ARNOLD LEICESTER FECIT 1785.  
(3) [2]  1609  H2O    GOD SAVE HIS CHVRCH 1609. 
(4)  [3*]  1872  JT  SACRA CLANGO : GAUDIA PANGO : FUNERA PLANGO.
TAYLOR & CO FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1872.  
(5) [4]  1609  H2O    my roaringe sounde doth warning geve men cannot heare always lyve 1609 
             
    Earlier No.[3/4] bell 
    [3*]  1709  HP  SACRA CLANGO : GAUDIA PANGO : FUNERA PLANGO.  1709. 
E. STAFFORD, J. GREENFIELD   WARDENS. W. CUMINGE VICKAR.
             

Whiston,      St. Mary the Virgin Church.

Well.    SP 85187 60526
       
1729  TR  THOMAS RVSSELL OF WOOTTON MADE MEE 1729. 
1611  H1W  ABCDEF  GHIKLM  NOPQRS  1611.
1599  Ng  S   ANNA 
1635  H2W  IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1635. 
1638  H2W  CUM CUM AND PRAIE 1638. 
       

Whitfield,    St. John the Evangelist Church.       Augmented to 6 bells in 1996.

Cw.      SP 60773 39546 
Records indicate, 3 bells existed at Whitfield in 1700. 
         
  1996  WBF   
(1)  1870  JT  J. TAYLOR & CO  FOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH 1870.    
(2)  1870  JT  J. TAYLOR & CO  FOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH 1870. 
(3)  1870  JT  J. TAYLOR & CO  FOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH 1870. 
(4)  1870  JT J. TAYLOR & CO  FOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH 1870.
(5)  1870  JT  J. TAYLOR & CO  FOUNDERS  LOUGHBOROUGH 1870. 
         

Whittlebury,    St. Mary's Church.     Augmented to 5 bells in 1887.

Tow.      SP 68954 44228 
         
  1887  JWs   
2 (1*)  1887  JWs   
3 (2)  1634  H1B  GOD SAVE THE KING  H. B. 1634. 
4 (3)  c1599  Ng ?  ABCD  EFGH  IKLM  NOPQ  W. 
(4)  1628  JK  GOD SAVE OVR KING 1628. 
         
    Earlier No.(1/4) bell recast in 1887 by JWs

(1*)  1694  WB  WILLIAM BAGLEY MADE MEE 1694. 
         


Whitwell, Rutland.    St. Michael & All Angels Church.    Chimed. 
                                                                                                   
SK 92364 08804
Records indicate in 1878, dedication was to St. Giles'
       
1749  JE  J EAYRE ST NEOTS 1749 
2 c1420   JdeC  IN HONORE SANCTI EIUDII. 
       

Wicken,     St. John the Evangelist Church.     Augmented to 6 bells in 1898 and again in 1922 to 8 bells.

Tow.        SP 74502 39501 
                                                                                                                                                                             
1 (1)   1931  JT  {
{
CAST 1922 
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) / RECAST 1931 / W. A. CARROLL * RECTOR
Opposite: “O GO YOUR WAY INTO HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING / AND INTO HIS COURTS
WITH PRAISE.” PSALM C.3. / H. NELSON-WARD, RECTOR, 1922.
2 (2)   1931  JT  {
{
CAST 1922 
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) / RECAST 1931 / W. A. CARROLL * RECTOR
Opposite: “VENITE EXULTEMUS DOMINO” / ANNO DOMINI 1922. / H. NELSON-WARD, RECTOR,
1922.
3           1898  JT    In memoriam Edward, Dorothea. 1898. John Taylor,Loughborough.  ??
4 (4) [*]  1931  JT  {
{
{
DEDIT . HANC . CAMPANAM . ROBERTVS. SPENCER . MILES . BARO . SPENCER .
DE WORMLEIGHTON . AD . HONOREM . DEI .  / ET . EXEMPLVM . ALIORVM  1620  
Third line: QVOD . EXEMPLVM . PROSEQVENTES. WICKENSES . REFVNDENDAM .
CVRAVERVNT . ANNO . SALVTIS . MDCCCCXXXI .
Waist: W. A. CARROLL * RECTOR / (Taylor’s circular mark) 
5    [2]  1798  JB    T. BRADBURY  CHURCHWARDEN   J BRIANT FECIT HERTFORD 1798.    
[3]  1620  H2W  TOW HVNDRED WAIGHT WAS I BEFORE ADED TO ME WAS EYGHT HVNDRED MORE THIS IS
NO ROBING OF A KIRKE BVT ACOVNTED A GOOD WARKE 1620. 
7     [4]  1619  H2W  FOWR ARE TORNED INTO ONE YET LOSS THE CHVRCH RECEVED NONE. THREE HVNDRED
WEIGHT WAS ADDED MORE AND PAID BY WICKENS PATRONS SCORE 1619.   
[5]  1619  H2W  LAVDO DEVM VERVM PLEBEM VOCO CONVOCO CLERVM DEFVNCTOS PLORO PESTEM
FVGO FESTA DECORO 1619. 
           
  1686  R3C    CHANDLER MADE ME 1686. 
           
Previous bells recast in 1931
(1/8)   1922  AB  O GO YOUR WAY INTO HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING / AND INTO HIS COURTS 
WITH PRAISE. PSALM C.3. / H. NELSON-WARD, RECTOR, 1922. 
(2/8)   1922  AB  VENITE EXULTEMUS DOMINO” / ANNO DOMINI 1922. /
H. NELSON-WARD, RECTOR, 1922. 
(4/8) [1*]  1620  H2W  ROBERTVS SPENCER MILES BARO SPENCER DE WORMLEIGHTON AD HONOREM DEI DEDID
HANC CAMPANUM. ET EXEMPLVM ALIORVM 1620.
           

Earlier No.[2/5] bell recast in 1798 

[2]  1620  H2W  ROBERTVS SPENCER MILES BARO SPENCER DE WORMLEIGHTON AD HONOREM DEI DEDID 
HANC CAMPANUM. ET EXEMPLVM ALIORVM 1620. 
           


Wilbarston,     All Saints' Church.     Augmented to 5 bells in 1883 and again, in 2018 to 6 bells.

Kett.        SP 81189 88358
                                                                                                                                                                                    
    2018  JT  Waist: RING OUT / ACROSS THE VALLEY
Opposite: 20 (Taylor’s circular mark) 18
(1)    1883  JT     
3 (2)  [*]  1985  JTBF  GLORIA DEO SOLI .:. T. EAYRE .:. OMNI FIANT AD GLORIUM DEI : 1739 
Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) / RECAST 1985
(3)  [** 1883  JT     
(4)  [***]  1883  JT     
(5)  [4]  1639  H2W    IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI  1639. 
              
  Previous 2/5 [1/4] bell recast in 1985 by JTBF 
    [1*]  1739  T1E    OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIUM DEI : 1739 : GLORIA DEO SOLI : T. EAYRE. 
             

  Earlier 2/4 and 3/4 bells recast in 1883 by JT 

  [2** 1704  AxR    ALEX RIGBY MADE ME 1704. 

  [3***]  1704  AxR  J : SCOTT : AND : J : MARSHALL : CH : WARDENS :
ALEX : RIGBY : MADE : ME : 1704. 
             

Wilby,    St. Mary the Virgin Church.     Augmented 1878, 1893 and 1947.    Anti-clockwise rope layout.

Well.        SP 86656 66174
                                                                                                                                                                
      1947  JT  {
Waist: THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD; / I SHALL NOT WANT.
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark) / 1947
(1)      1893  JT     
(2)  [1]    1878  JT     
(3)  [2]  (1)  1705  HP  {
AVGVSTINE LORD   WILLIAM WORLIDGE   CHVRCHWARDENS   1705
HENRY PENN MADE ME.   
(4)  [3]  (2)  1682  M1B    RICHARD BROOK AND SAMVEL NICKOLDS CHURCHWARDENS M B 1682.  
(5)  [4]  (3*)  1878  JT     
               
                  Earlier No.3/3 bell recast in 1878 by JT 

    [3*]  c1499  LdnF    Sit Nomen Domini Benedictum
               

Wing, Rutland,    St. Peter & St. Paul's Church.
       
Rut.      SK 89366 02977
         
  1789  RT  GEO. PADDY C WARDEN 1789. 
  1789  RT  GEORGE PADDY C WARDEN ROBT TAYLOR ST. NEOTS FECIT 1789.  
  1789  RT  GEO. PADDY C WARDEN  R TAYLOR ST. NEOTS FECIT 1789. 
(*)  1903  JT   
  c1570  T2N  S TADDEE
         
    Earlier No.(4/5) bell recast in 1903 by JT 
  (4*)    LeicF  Gloria In excelsis Deo. 
         

Winwick, Northamptonshire.     St. Michael & All Angels Church.

Gsb.        SP 62563 73865 
                                                               
  c1590  EN    EDWARD NICUM       
2 (2*)  1887  JT    Waist: (Taylor’s circular mark) 
  c1599  LeicF  RH  MARIA 
                                                 
    Earlier No.2/3 bell 

(2*)  c15thC  WC     

Wittering,     All Saints' Church.    Augmented to 6 bells in 1974.

Pet.        TF 05628 02017 
           
  1974  JT  Waist: HARRIER - 1974
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark)
  1974  JT  Waist: UNITY - 1974
Opposite: (Taylor’s rectangular mark)
(1)  1681  Tb3N    TOBIE NORRIS CAST ME 1681. 
(2)  c1399  LeicF    LAUS TIBI DOMINE. 
(3)  1681  Tb3N    T HANES  TOBIE NORRIS CAST ME 1681. 
  1974  JT  Waist: PEACE - 1974
Opposite: (Taylor’s circular mark)
           

Wollaston,    St. Mary's Church.

Well.        SP 90879 63081
           
(*)    1910  JT  {
JOSEPH WALKER & JOHN GAUDERN CHURCHWARDENS 1806
Waist: RECAST IN 1910 / REV. HARCOURT POWELL VICAR /
COL. HILL C.B. } / MR. G. E. BROWN } CHURCHWARDENS
  1806  RT    JOSEPH WALKER  & JOHN GAUDERN CHURCHWARDENS 1806. 
  1868  JT    J. TAYLOR & CO  FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1868. 
  1806  RT    JOSEPH WALKER  & JOHN GAUDERN CHURCHWARDENS  R. TAYLOR ST NEOTS FECIT 1806. 
  1806  RT    JOSEPH WALKER  & JOHN GAUDERN CHURCHWARDENS  R. TAYLOR ST NEOTS FECIT 1806. 
  1806  RT  I TO THE CHURCH THE LIVING CALL AND TO THE GRAVE DO SUMMON ALL.  JOSEPH
WALKER  & JOHN GAUDERN CHURCHWARDENS   ROBT TAYLOR ST NEOTS FECIT 1806.  
           
    Previous No.1* bell 
  (1*) 1806 RT    JOSEPH WALKER & JOHN GAUDERN CHURCHWARDENS 1806
 


 

Woodford, near Kettering,  St. Mary the Virgin Church.  

Thr.          SP 96929 76726            Augmented to 6 bells in 1912 and to 8 bells in 2000.   
                                                                                                                                                               
    2000  JTBF  {
{
{
20 (Taylor’s mark) 00
Waist: GIVEN BY JOYCE WILSON / TO FULFILL THE WISH OF / HER GRANDFATHER
THOMAS WILSON / (1867 – 1953) / FOR A PEAL OF EIGHT BELLS
Opposite: RECTOR – REV GILLIAN JESSOP / RAY RAILTON} / GEOFF PICK}
CHURCHWARDENS
    2000  JTBF  {
{
{
{
20 (Taylor’s mark) 00
Waist: PROVIDED / BY DONATIONS FROM THE / CONGREGATION AND VILLAGERS /
INCLUDING / HERBERT JOHNSON (1900 – 1999)
Opposite: IN LOVING MEMORY OF / OUR VERY DEAR
PARENTS / FRANK AND ADELAIDE BURNHAM / (DIED 1987 & 1995 RESPECTIVELY) /
MARJORIE, CAROLINE, ROSEMARY & RICHARD
3   (1)    1912  JT  {
GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
Waist: GERARD M. DAVIDSON RECTOR /
J. T. BONSER } / W. NEALL } CHURCHWARDENS / 1912 
4    (2)  [1]  1616  H2W    CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE  
5   (3)  [2*]  1912  JT  TOBIE NORRIS CAST ME 1673     R BRANE W WOTTON
Waist: RECAST 1912
6    (4)  [3]  1662 TmN    THOMAS NORRIS MADE MEE 1662. 
7   (5)  [4]  1839  W&JT    W & J TAYLOR BELLFOUNDERS OXFORD 1839. 
8   (6)  [5]  1616  H2W    CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE  
             

  Earlier 2/5 bell, recast in 1912 by JT
     [2*]  1673  Tb3N    R BRANE  W WOTTON TOBIE NORRIS CAST ME 1673.   
             

Woodford Halse, near Daventry,  St. Mary the Virgin Church.  

Cw.          SP 54305 52882                   Augmented to 5 bells in 1909 and 6 bells in 1976.      
Records also state, in 1552 there were 4 bells in the tower.
                                                                                             
1       1976  JT  Waist: IN MEMORY OF GEORGE PERCY BIRD / CHURCHWARDEN / 1951-1972
Opposite: 19 (Taylor’s rectangular mark) 75 ?
(1)    1909  JT    EASTER 1909 / F. W. SMITH, VCR / R. H. SMITH / R. FATHERS } WDNS.
(2)  [1]  1613  H1W    ABCDEFGHIKLMNO 
(3)  [2]  1613  H1W    ABCDEFGHIKLMNO 
(4)  [3]  1613  H1W    ABCDEFGHIKLMNO 
6 (5)  [4]  1613  H1W    ABCDEFGHIKLMNO  
             
S       1975  JT     

Woodnewton, East Northants.    St. Mary's Church.

TL 03206 94579   

Records indicate, 4 bells existed at Woodnewton in 1552.

  1910  JT  THOMAS NORRIS MADE ME 1640
Waist: RECAST . SEPTEMBER 1910 
  1720  HP    CHARLES HALL  WILLIAM EXTON  CHURCHWARDENS  HENRY PENN MADE ME 1720. 
           
  Earlier No.(1) bell 
  (1)  1640  TmN    THOMAS NORRIS MADE MEE 1640. 
           

Wootton,     St. George the Martyr Church.     Augmented to 6 bells in 1996.

Ntn.        SP 76231 56532
                                                                                                                                                                  
  1996  JTBF  {
(Taylor’s circular mark)
Waist: JULY 15TH 1996 / GIVEN BY / CLIFFORD AND ROSEMARY JURY / OF WOOTTON /
TO CELEBRATE BOTH THEIR / GOLDEN WEDDING / AND THE NEW MILLENNIUM
2 (1)  1770  M3B  RICHARD : OLD : FRANCES : EVANS : CHURCH : WARDENS : MATTHEW : BAGLEY :
MADE : ME : 1770. 
3 (2*)  1895  JT  PRAISE HIM UPON THE WELL-TUNED CYMBALS 1895
RECAST BY J. TAYLOR & CO. LOUGHBOROUGH
(3)  1660  H1B    HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE 1660. 
(4)  1620  JK    SYMVL VENIRE FRATRES IN VNVM  1620.
6 (5)  1826  W&JT  REVD J : P : LIGHTFOOT RECTOR T : STEEVENSON  CHURCHWARDENS 
TAYLOR  OXFORD CAMPANARIUS  1826. 
           
    Earlier No.(2/5*) bell recast in 1895 

[2*]  1629  JK    GOD SAVE OVR KING 1629. 
           









^^^  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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