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place:- ring of bells, Crosthwaite
site name:- St Mary's Church
locality:- Crosthwaite
parish Crosthwaite and Lyth parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
ring of bells
coordinates:- SD44619113
10Km square:- SD49

1Km square SD4491


ring of bells, Crosthwaite -- St Mary's Church -- Crosthwaite -- Crosthwaite and Lyth -- Cumbria / -- Peal board -- '... A Peal of Plain Bob (720 changes) was rung in this Tower on Sunday March 13th. 1910. being the first peal accomplished by local Ringers ...' -- 9.4.2010

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Crosthwaite
coordinates:- SD446911

Dove data number of bells: 6
weight of tenor: 9 cwt 3 qtr 21 lb (1113lbs)
pitch of tenor: G (788Hz)
G, A, B, C, D, E
First 6 notes; intervals TTSTT; G major.
bells cast by John Warner and Sons, 1885.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

references Handley, Diana: 1983: Notes on Furness Branch Bells::: inscriptions and history

notes A tower was added to the church in 1626 at the cost of William Gilpin, Windyhowe, and gave 3 bells.
Bell 1 inscribed:-
[Jesus be our speed.]
Bell 2 inscribed:-
[Soli Deo Gloria.]
Bell 3 inscribed:-
[A young man grave in Godliness William Gilpin by name gave ~50 to make these sounds to God's eternal fame.]
A new tower was built, 1885, and:-
... a peal of six bells and the necessary machinery for chiming same ...
In 1773 the church at Kendal sold or gave 3 of their old bells to this church - one bell cast late 15th or early 16th century; two bells cast by Christopher Hodson, London, 1695. The metal of these bells was probably used in the new 6 cast by John Warner and Sons, 1885. The bell frame was wood with plain bearings; the ring was tuned and rehung with roller bearings by John Taylor and Co, Loughborough, 1982.
Windsor, E P L: 1997: St Mary's Church Crosthwaite::: leaflet available in church

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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