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place:- ring of bells, Great Crosthwaite
site name:- St Kentigern's Church
locality:- Great Crosthwaite
parish Keswick parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
ring of bells
coordinates:- NY25722428
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2524

photograph

ring of bells, Great Crosthwaite -- St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Sallies etc. -- 9.7.2009
photograph

ring of bells, Great Crosthwaite -- St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Bell ropes. -- 9.7.2009

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Crosthwaite
locality:- Keswick
coordinates:- NY257243

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Great Crosthwaite -- St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Peal board:- -- 'The Cumberland Association of Change-Ringers. / Crosthwaite Branch. / The first peal rung in this steeple (being Grandsire Triples, Taylor's Bob and Single Variation) was rung on 7th. December 1895. ...' -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Great Crosthwaite -- St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Peal board:- -- 'CUMBERLAND ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS. / In this tower was rung on Feby 16th. 1910. / A Peal of 5,120 Kent Treble Bob Major / Time 3 hours 19 minutes. / ...' -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Great Crosthwaite -- St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Peal board:- -- 'The Carlisle Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers / on Saturday 23rd. September 1989 / in 2 hrs. 46 mins. / A Peal of 5056 Plain Bob Major / The first peal on these bells after their refurbishment and rehanging / ...' -- 9.7.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Great Crosthwaite -- St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Ringing World, -- 9.7.2009

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Great Crosthwaite -- St Kentigern's Church -- Great Crosthwaite -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Rules for the bellringers. -- 9.7.2009

Dove data number of bells: 8
weight of tenor: 12 cwt 2 qtr 24 lb (1424lbs)
pitch of tenor: E
scale:-
E, F sharp, G sharp, A, B, C sharp, D sharp, E
Complete octave; intervals TTSTTTS; E major.
Bell 1 cast by Mears and Stainbank, 1915; 2-4 by Pack and Chapman, 1775; 5, 7 and 8 by John Warner and Sons, 1882; 6 by Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 1989.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

photocopy Whitehead 1895:-
vol.14 p.318

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vol.14 p.319

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vol.14 p.320

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vol.14 p.321

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vol.14 p.322

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vol.14 p.323

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Whitehead, H (posthumous): 1895: Bells of Brigham, Cockermouth, Crosthwaite, Distington, and Holme Cultram: TransCWAAS: vol.14: pp.275-334

photocopy Traditions of Crosthwaite Church Belfry:-
vol.8 p.48

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vol.8 p.49

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vol.8 p.50

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vol.8 p.51

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vol.8 p.52

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vol.8 p.53

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vol.8 p.54

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Crosthwaite, J Fisher: 1884: Traditions of Crosthwaite Church Belfry: TransCWAAS: vol.8: pp.48-54

photocopy Godfrey 1881:-
vol.6 p.84

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Godfrey, Robert: 1881: Westmorland Bells: TransCWAAS: vol.6: pp.83-85

notes The ring was rehung by Mears and Stainbank, Whitechapel Bellfoundry, 1915.
Treble cast by John Warner and Sons, 1882, recast by Mears and Stainbank 1915; inscribed:-
[I love the bells that call the poor to prayer, Chiming froom Village Church its cheerful sound. - SOUTHEY]
Bell 2 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; once the treble; inscribed:-
[Although I am both light and small I will be heard above you all.]
Bell 3 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; inscribed:-
[If you have a judicious ear, You'll own my voice is sweet and clear.]
Bell 4 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; inscribed:-
[Such wondrous power to music's given, It elevates the soul to heaven.]
Bell 5 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; recast by John Warner and Sons, 1882; inscribed:-
[Peace and good neighbourhood.]
Bell 6 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; inscribed:-
[Music is medicine of the mind.]
Bell 7 cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775; recast by John Earner and Sons, 1882; inscribed:-
[In Wedlock's Bands all ye who join, With hands your hearts unite, So shall our cheerful tongues combine, To laud the nupial rite.]
Tenor cast by John Warner and Sons, 1882; inscribed:-
[Over the vale the heavy toll of death sounds slow, It makes me think upon the dead. SOUTHEY]
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