St. Nicholas Church, Silton, Dorset


   St Nicholas Church
   Silton, Dorset
   SP8 5PR

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21-Jun-2011

 

THE BELLS of St. NICHOLAS, SILTON

THE TENOR BELL weighs 9cwt and 10lbs.  It was founded by Thomas Knight of Closworth in 1702 and has the note Fs.  Inscription – T K B F 1702.

THE 5TH BELL weighs 7cwt 1qtr and 18lbs.  It was founded by John Lott of Warminster in 1633 and has the note Gs.  Inscription – J - L with royal arms on waist.

THE 4TH BELL weighs 6cwt and 10lbs.  The founder is unknown and the date is approximately 1400.  It has the note As.  Inscription – DOMINUS – W – BIDYCK – RECTOR.

THE 3RD BELL weighs 5cwt and 27lbs.  The founder was John Lott of Warminster in 1627 and has the note Bn.  Inscription – J L 1627.  The gift of Judge Wyndham.

THE 2ND BELL weighs 5cwt 3qtrs and 21lbs.  The founders were Charles and George Mears of Whitechapel in 1844.  It has the note Cs.  Inscription – G C T G 1844.


THE NEW TREBLE BELL – TO COMMEMORATE THE MILLENNIUM

THE BELL WAS BORN AT WHITECHAPEL AT 12.25 p.m. ON THE 10TH JULY 1998.
She weighed 5cwt and 20lbs with a diameter of 2’5” and the note of Ds.

The inscriptions are peculiar as it is a bell with two dates.  On one side is the Whitechapel Foundry insignia and 1988.  On the opposite side is – MM AD - DEO FAVENTE – SILTON.  On the top rim is the Millennium Commission logo.

The present bell frame was installed by Thomas Blackbourne of Salisbury in 1900.
The bells were re-hung by Robert Parker of Taunton in 1995.
The new treble bell was hung on the 17th August 1998 by Robert Parker.

Our thanks to the Millennium Commission for their grant and to visitors for your contributions.

 

TOWER DETAILS

Church - St Nicholas, Silton.  Diocese - Salisbury.  Branch - Mere.

A ground floor ring of 6 bells. Tenor 9-0-10 in G.

Sunday morning ringing - 9.45 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

Wednesday evening practice - 7.30 p.m. till 9.00 p.m.

Visiting ringers are always welcome.  Please sign the visitors’ book in the Tower.

We are a very friendly band and would be pleased to welcome new-comers and learners.

Tower Captain - Peter Martin.

Contacts: John Burrows Tel: 01747 840371
  Angela Ward Tel: 01747 840867

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