Wath St Mary SE 325772
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A medieval church but the short west tower dates from 1812.
Six bells hung for full circle ringing. The third bell is a recast of a 1776 Harrison bell. The front three have been rather dramatically tuned by cutting away the soundbow but leaving the points at which the clapper made contact and I assume this to be the work of Shaw's when the bells were made into six. They have all since been lathe tuned by Taylors.
|1||J Shaw and Co.||1901||3-1-27||24.5"||G|
|3||John Warner||1873||4-0-2||27.75"||E flat|
|4||Henry II Harrison||1776||5-0-14||29.5"||D|
|5||Henry II Harrison||1776||6-0-11||31.6875"||C|
|6||John Warner||1873||7-2-24||35.625"||B flat|
1. IB: H. R. HUNTER. RECTOR..
W: IN MEMORY OF.
Lower: SHAW & CO. FOUNDERS. BRADFORD..
2. IB: CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1873
W: LAUD AND PRAISE TO GOD.
3. IB: RECAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1873
W: HENRY HARRISON FOUNDER 1776
4. Lower: Peter Prefton and John Wood Church : Wardens 1776
5. Lower: Cuthbert Allanfon Rector 1776
6. IB: CAST BY JOHN WARNER & SONS LONDON 1873.
W: WATCH AND PRAY.
W. C. LUKIS RECTOR
ROBT PEARSON }
THOS HIGHMOR } CHURCHWARDENS 1873.
Frame and Fittings
Hung in a two-tier cast iron H frame with just the treble on top in a low side frame. All modern fittings by Taylor of Loughborough dating from 1936.
A two train flat bed clock by Potts of Leeds 1883.
ARA visited August 2003.