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The Bells

the names and details of the bells are given below:

Name
Weight
Weight
Date
Treble
320 kg
6.3 cwt
1990
No. 2
361 kg
7.1 cwt
1990
No. 3
320 kg
6.3 cwt
1692
No. 4
457 kg
9.0 cwt
1603
No. 5
610 kg
12.0 cwt
1640
No. 6
670 kg
13.2 cwt
1824
No. 7
1072 kg
21.1 cwt
1623
Tenor
1224 kg
24.1 cwt
1840

Total Weight: 5 tonnes 34 kg


A point of interest is that the treble and the third bells are of the same weight, yet they sound very different. This is achieved at the time of tuning, a process taken following casting. Older bells can be, and indeed are, re-tuned when the bells are restored.

The bells are hung on one level in a metal frame, which was installed in 1990 to replace an older wooden one. The ring was augmented with the Treble and Second at the same time.