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place:- ring of bells, Hawkshead
site name:- St Michael and All Angels Church
locality:- Hawkshead
parish Hawkshead parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
ring of bells
coordinates:- SD35189806
10Km square:- SD39

1Km square SD3598

Rung by the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers.
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ring of bells, Hawkshead -- St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Ringing chamber, bell ropes. -- 14.2.2010
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ring of bells, Hawkshead -- St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, the first peal on the bells, 1911 -- 14.2.2010
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ring of bells, Hawkshead -- St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, Plain Bob Triples 1973 and 1974. -- 14.2.2010
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ring of bells, Hawkshead -- St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, 25200 changes of Grandsire Triples 1995. -- 14.2.2010
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ring of bells, Hawkshead -- St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, Plain Bob Triples 1988, and Grandsire Triples 1990. -- 14.2.2010
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ring of bells, Hawkshead -- St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, Grandsire Triples 1964. -- 14.2.2010
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ring of bells, Hawkshead -- St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, Bob Major 1958. -- 14.2.2010
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ring of bells, Hawkshead -- St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Peal board, Plain Bob 1949. -- 14.2.2010
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ring of bells, Hawkshead -- St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- Hand bells -- 14.2.2010
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ring of bells, Hawkshead -- St Michael and All Angels Church -- Hawkshead -- Hawkshead -- Cumbria / -- 20.9.2013

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Hawkshead
coordinates:- SD352981

Dove data number of bells: 8
weight of tenor: 7 cwt 3 qtr 1 lb (869lbs)
pitch of tenor: G sharp (820Hz)
scale:-
G sharp, A sharp, B sharp, C sharp, D sharp, E sharp, Fx, G sharp
Complete octave; intervals TTSTTTS; G sharp major.
Bells 1-2 cast by John Taylor and Co, 1958; 3-6 and 8 by James Harrison, 1765; 7 perhaps by J Stevenson, 1810.
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 Up to 1765 the church had a ring of 3 bells; they were replaced by a ring of 6 cast and hung by James Harrison, Barrow, Lincolnshire, 1765. Two old bells were taken in part payment, the other was sold to Samuel Irton, Irton Hall. Bell 5 was recast 1810. All bearings were renewed in 1876, and the bells quarter turned in 1911. The wooden bell frame was replaced by iron, and two bells added, 1958. A peal of Bob Major was rung to celebrate the new ring of 8.

Treble, foundry mark of John Taylor and Co; inscribed:-
[Ad maiorem Dei gloriam atque in piam memoriam / Edwini Del Sandys - x - XIX Feb. MDCCCXCVII / Clarissae Marion Sandys - x - II Nov. MCMXLIII / Mervyni Keats sandys - x - XXII-XXIII Oct. MCMXIV / hanc campanam faciendam curavit / Georgius Owen sandys A.D. MCMLVIII.]
Bell 2, foundry mark of John Taylor and Co; inscribed:-
[Vivos voco mortuos plango / in Nomine Patris Filii et Spiritus Sancti / A.D. MCMLVIII.]
Bell 3, which was the treble of the ring of 6, cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[Awake, awake, day is restored, / Awake, arise, to praise the Lord, / Reguard, look to, the peal I lead.]
Bell 4 cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[We to the first must take good heed.]
Bell 5 cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[In the third place I take my swing.]
Bell 6 cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[I mind the third when we do ring.]
Bell 7 cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[In the fifth place I give my sound.]
Tenor cast by James Harrison; inscribed:-
Barrow J.H. 1765
[I close the peal, ring the bells round.]
Thompson, T W: 1974 (4th edn): Hawkshead Church Chapelry and Parish: Hawkshead PCC:: leaflet available in church

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