FRANKTON 4, 8½cwt in Ab (Anticlockwise) - Unringable
|Other Information||Anticlockwise. Unringable|
History Of The Bells
An old and interesting installation, parts of the frame being of 14th century date. The frame was remodelled in the 17th century. The fittings are largely of 18th century date, some work being carried out by John Standlyt of Martin in 1777 at a cost of £10 3s 0d. The treble swings east to west on the south side of the frame and the other three North - South in three parallel pits, second, then tenor. then third. The rope circle is therefore anticlockwise.
The bells retain their canons and have not been quarter-turned. They are sounded by an Ellacombe chiming apparatus supplied by Taylors in 1950.
There has, once in a while, been a hope that the bells may be restored, but certainly nothing is imminent.
Details of the Bells
1 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1636 3¾cwt 27.50" 1158.0Hz (D-25c)
2 Newcombe, Leicester 1607 4½cwt 28.50" 1037.0Hz (C-16c)
3 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1623 6cwt 32.625" 946.0Hz (Bb+25c)
4 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1616 8½cwt 34.25" 847.0Hz (Ab+34c)
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