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Monday, December 11, 2017

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The Dronfield Collection


St. John the Baptist, Dronfield, Company of Church Bell Ringers
The Bells of Dronfield Parish Church

1 (treble)
4cwt
0qtrs
12lbs
209Kg
tuned to F#

Cast by:

Cast in 1945 by John Taylor of Loughborough.

Donated by Arnold and Mary Biggin.

Inscription:

Translation:

2
4cwt
2qtrs 26lbs 240Kg tuned to F

Cast by:

Cast in 1945 by John Taylor of Loughborough.

Donated by Arnold and Mary Biggin.

Inscription:

Translation:

3
4cwt
3qtrs 27lbs 254Kg tuned to D#

Cast by:

Original bell was cast in 1730 by Daniel Hedderley.

Recast in 1851 by Taylors of Loughborough.

Inscription:

John Taylor and Son. Loughborough

I BRIGHT GENT: VIGILANTE ET ORATE 1730

Recast by subscription 1851

Translation:

Watch and Pray

4
5cwt
0qtrs 15lbs 261Kg tuned to C#

Cast by:

Cast by Daniel Headerley in 1730

Inscription:

I BRIGHT GENT

NON MIHI DEO GLORIA

MDCCXXX

Translation:

Not to me the glory, but to God

5
5cwt
0qtrs 21lbs 264Kg tuned to B

Cast by:

Cast by Henry Dand during the period 1570 to 1585,

exact date unknown.

Inscription:

JESUS BE OUR SPED

Translation:

6
6cwt
3qtrs 12lbs 348Kg tuned to A

Cast by:

Cast by Ralph Heathcote in the period 1558 to 1577,

exact date unknown.

Inscription:

IHR GLORIA IN EXCELCIS DEO

Translation:

Glory to God in the Highest.

7
10cwt
0qtrs 11lbs 513Kg tuned to G#

Cast by:

Cast by Henery Dand, who also cast the 5th,

in the period 1570 to 1585.

Inscription:

HIC CAMPANA BEATA TRINITATE SACRA

Translation:

This bell has been blessed by the Sacred Three.

8 (tenor)
12cwt
3qtrs 20lbs 657Kg tuned to F#

Cast by:

Cast by Henry Oldfield III in 1615.

Inscription:

SUMUS CONSTRUCTI AD LAUDAM DOMINE NOS

Translation:

We have been made to praise the Lord.






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