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place:- ring of bells, Carlisle
site name:- Carlisle Cathedral
locality:- Carlisle
parish Carlisle city, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
ring of bells
coordinates:- NY39905593
10Km square:- NY35

1Km square NY3955

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Carlisle
coordinates:- NY399559

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Carlisle Cathedral Bell, Carlisle, Cumberland, by Robert Carlyle snr, 1793.
Included in an album The Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of St Mary. Drawing of Carlisle Cathedral bell which was taken down and stored behind the high altar.
Made for Storer's Graphic and Historical Descriptions of the Cathedrals of Great Britain.
inscribed at on bell:-
[THIS RINGE WAS MADE SIX TUNEABLE BELLS AT THE CHARGE OF THE LORD HOWARD & OTHER GENTREE OF THE COUNTY & CITY & OFFICERS OF THE GARISSON BY THE ADVICE OF MAGER IREMIAH TOLHURST GOVERNER OF THE GARISSON 1658]
person:- : Howard, Lord
person:- soldier : Tolhurst, Jeremiah, Major
date:- 1658
period:- 18th century, late

photocopy Whitehead 1885:-
vol.8 p.520

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vol.8 p.521

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vol.8 p.522

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Whitehead, H: 1885: Church Bells in Cumberland Ward, part I: TransCWAAS: vol.8: pp.505-531

photocopy Bells of Carlisle Cathedral:-
vol.8 p.135

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vol.8 p.136

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vol.8 p.137

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vol.8 p.138

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vol.8 p.139

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vol.8 p.140

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vol.8 p.141

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vol.8 p.142

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vol.8 p.143

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vol.8 p.144

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vol.8 p.145

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vol.8 p.146

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vol.8 p.147

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vol.8 p.148

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vol.8 p.149

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vol.8 p.150

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vol.8 p.151

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vol.8 p.152

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vol.8 p.153

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vol.8 p.154

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vol.8 p.155

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vol.8 p.156

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vol.8 p.157

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vol.8 p.158

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vol.8 p.159

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vol.8 p.160

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vol.8 p.161

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vol.8 p.162

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vol.8 p.163

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vol.8 p.164

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vol.8 p.165

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Whitehead, H: 1883: Bells of Carlisle Cathedral: TransCWAAS: vol.8: pp.135-165

Dove data number of bells: 12
weight of tenor: 21 cwt 0 qtr 6 lb (2358lbs)
pitch of tenor: E flat (616Hz)
scale:-
E flat, F, G, A flat, B flat, C, D, E flat, F, G, A flat, B flat
Octave plus 4 notes; intervals TTSTTTSTTST; E flat major.
Bells cast by John Taylor Bellfounders, 1-2 in 2000, 3-12 in 1999. There are other bells - cast by J and W Langshaw, 1659; by Edward Seller, 1728; by Lees and Wright, 1608; by IB, of York, about 1400; and the clock bell by J and W Langshaw, 1657.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

notes These notes date from a time when there were only 8 bells?
When the city was taken by the Duke of Cumberland, after the 1745 Rebellion, it is said that his Master of Ordnance wanted the bells taken down to make artillery ammunition. This did not happen.
The bell wheels were removed for a long while, so that they could only be chimed, because the tower was unsafe. The bells were rehung in a new frame, with 2 bells added to make a ring of 8, by Mrs Rashdall, commemorating her husband, Dean Rashdall.
Bell 7 is believed to have been put here 1401. It has/had a medieval shape, long waisted; inscription:-
[I, Mary with pure accents sing, Second in the chiming ring.]
Bell 6 was cracked when being chimed to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo; later recast, 1845.
: (7th edn): Story of Carlisle Cathedral: British Publishing Co (Gloucester, Gloucestershire):: leaflet available in church

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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