Thornton Watlass St Mary SE 232853
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Church rebuilt in 1868 by G Fowler Jones (?). Tower medieval, from the Decorated period, with unusual triple light bell openings.
Three bells hung for full-circle ringing though not now ringable - the tower has a number of significant cracks!
|1||Samuel I Smith||1694||27.5"||D|
|2||Samuel II Smith||1712||30.875"||C#|
|3||Thomas Mears II||1825||34.5"||A#|
1: GLORIA IN ALTISSIMIS DEO 1694 [ornament]
2: soli deo gloria pax hominibus 1712 IC CHVRCHWARDEN [ornament] SS Ebor
3: T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1825. [ornament]
REVD GEORGE F. CLARKE RECTOR
JOHN LAMBERT CHURCH WARDEN.
Frame and Fittings
Wooden frame with kingposts and long heads. Wooden headstocks, traditional stays and sliders. The wheels have unusual spoke designs. Drive in gudgeons and plain bearings. Ellacombe hammers on all three and a clock hammer on the tenor. Unusually the second headstock has "WPFF 1765" and its wheel "WW 1834" carved in.
A two train clock by Potts of Leeds, 1896, now electrified.