Read online or download a free book: Church Bells Of England
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (17 May 2012)
By: Henry Beauchamp Walters (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ...on the trade-mark altered to i t. This I.T. is clearly Norton's successor, but so far his name has not been identified. He uses six different leonine verses, some peculiar to this foundry, which are given in full on p. 325. One of his bells occurs as far away as Upton Magna in Shropshire, but may possibly be a second-hand bell. In Somerset there was no local mediaeval foundry, except one established at Aish Priors near Taunton in the reign of Henry VIII. by the somewhat eccentric Roger Semson or Simpson. He uses large sprawling semi-Gothic letters, and sometimes even Roman capitals, but his inscriptions are usually unexceptional in their theology. Ellacombe regards him as an excellent founder, though an uncultivated man. The majority of the Somerset pre-Reformation bells, like those of South Gloucestershire, North Wilts., Monmouth, and South Wales, come from the great mediaeval foundry at Bristol, one of the most important in mediaeval England. Its history has not yet been properly worked out, but the names cover a period of nearly three hundred years, beginning with Johannes le Bellyetere, who was praepositus of Bristol in 1236.2 Few Bristol bells can be traced to the fourteenth century, though there are at least two groups of bells in Gloucester and Somerset which belong to this period. But in the fifteenth they are much more numerous. One group, well represented in Somerset, is noteworthy for the similarity of the stamps to those of John 1 Ellacombe, Devon, p. 46. a Bristol and Glouc. Arch. Soc. Trans., xviii. p. 227: see for others Braikenridge and Bickley, Bristol Deeds, pp. 16, 19, c. Ship used by a Bristol founder Barber of Salisbury (p. 196), and it has been suggested that they are the work of John Gosselin, whose father is mentioned in Barber'...
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