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place:- ring of bells, Workington
site name:- St Michael's Church
locality:- Workington
parish Workington borough, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
ring of bells
coordinates:- NX99722894
10Km square:- NX92

1Km square NX9928

photograph

ring of bells, Workington -- St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Belfry; wood frame. -- 2.9.2009
photograph

ring of bells, Workington -- St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bell ropes. -- 2.9.2009

source:- Dove 2009

diocese:- Carlisle Diocese
locality:- Workington
coordinates:- NX997290

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Workington -- St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Description of old bells cast by Pack and Chapman, 1775, made by Mears and Stainbank, 1889. -- 2.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Workington -- St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bell, cast by John Taylor and Co. -- 2.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Workington -- St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bell, cast by John Taylor and Co. -- 2.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Workington -- St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bell wheels. -- 2.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Workington -- St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bell, cast by John Taylor and Co; notice the inscription for Pack and Chapman -- 2.9.2009

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Workington -- St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bellringing trophy. -- 2.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Workington -- St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bellringing trophy:- -- 'CHALLENGE SHIELD / for the [ ] of the art of / Change Ringing designed by Edith Rawnsley / and PRESENTED to / The CUMBERLAND ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS / by the Rev. Canon Rawnsley [ ] 1895.' -- 2.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Workington -- St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bellringing trophy. -- 2.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large ring of bells, Workington -- St Michael's Church -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- Bellringing trophy, winners 1907. -- 2.9.2009

Dove data number of bells: 8
weight of tenor: 12 cwt 2 qtr 14 lb (1414lbs)
pitch of tenor: F sharp (733.5Hz)
scale:-
F sharp, G sharp, A sharp, B, C sharp, D sharp, E sharp, F sharp
Complete octave; intervals TTSTTTS; F sharp major.
Bells cast by John Taylor and Co, 1958.
Dove 2009
Data courtesy of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

notes A letter to Pack and Chapman, London, 31 January 1775, suggest that the bell frame should be made to accommodate 8 bells, allowing for 2 to be added later. The 6 bells were taken to Workington by sea, arriving 19 September 1775. The tenor was recast in 1810; two bells were added in 1904; the whole ring was recast by John Taylor and Co, with inscriptions preserved, 1956.
:: Parish Church of St Michael Workington; the Story So Far::: leaflet available in church

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