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place:- ring of bells, Cartmel
site name:- Cartmel Priory
locality:- Cartmel
parish Lower Allithwaite parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
ring of bells
coordinates:- SD37977877
10Km square:- SD37

1Km square SD3778

courtesy of the tower captain.
photograph

ring of bells, Cartmel -- Cartmel Priory -- Cartmel -- Lower Allithwaite -- Cumbria / -- Preparing to ring for a wedding. -- 30.7.2010

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Cartmel
coordinates:- SD380788

Dove data number of bells: 6
weight of tenor: 11 cwt 1 qtr 24 lb (1284lbs)
pitch of tenor: G
scale:-
G, A, B, C, D, E
First 6 notes; intervals TTSTT; G major.
Bells 1-2 cast by John Taylor and Co, 1932, 3-6 by Eijsbouts, 1987. There are 4 other bells (G,A,B,C) making an 'old' 6, the tenor 15cwt in G - old 3-4 cast by Evan and William Evans, Chepstow, 1726; old 5-6 by John Scott, Wigan, 1661 and 1665.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

photographs
courtesy of the tower captain.
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Cartmel -- Cartmel Priory -- Cartmel -- Lower Allithwaite -- Cumbria / -- Trap door for the bells. -- 30.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Cartmel -- Cartmel Priory -- Cartmel -- Lower Allithwaite -- Cumbria / -- Bellringing rules. -- 30.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Cartmel -- Cartmel Priory -- Cartmel -- Lower Allithwaite -- Cumbria / -- Poem on ringing in the New Year, by Gordon Bottomley,1913.. -- 30.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Cartmel -- Cartmel Priory -- Cartmel -- Lower Allithwaite -- Cumbria / -- Old bell frame. -- 30.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Cartmel -- Cartmel Priory -- Cartmel -- Lower Allithwaite -- Cumbria / -- Changes on 4 bells. -- 30.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Cartmel -- Cartmel Priory -- Cartmel -- Lower Allithwaite -- Cumbria / -- Changes on 4 bells, written out by W Fell, 1857. -- 30.7.2010

photographs
A little door in a transept wall, up steps into the walls, up a spiral stair, into the air, across a roof, into the tower.
courtesy of the tower captain.
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Cartmel -- Cartmel Priory -- Cartmel -- Lower Allithwaite -- Cumbria / -- Access to the ringing chamber 1. -- 30.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Cartmel -- Cartmel Priory -- Cartmel -- Lower Allithwaite -- Cumbria / -- Access to the ringing chamber 2. -- 30.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Cartmel -- Cartmel Priory -- Cartmel -- Lower Allithwaite -- Cumbria / -- Access to the ringing chamber 3. -- 30.7.2010

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

notes At The Dissolution the church had 'five discordant bells', of which one was left in the possession of the parishioners. One or more bells were cast or recast in 1599. A 'great bell' was cast by Thomas Stafford, Penrith, 1630. The present bells are described by Dove 2009.
The timber bell frame, which was probably made 1661, was replaced by a steel and cast iron bell frame designed by Eayre and Smith, Derby, 1988.
Rothwell, Eric, Rev Canon & Smith, R J L (ed): 2000 & 2005: Priory Church of S Mary and St Michael & Cartmel Priory, Cumbria:: ISBN 1 872665 48 9

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