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Norfolk: Hilgay -

Church Bells
L'Estrange, John
The Church Bells of Norfolk, where, when, and by whom they were made, with the Inscriptions on all the Bells in the County.
[Norwich, printed by Miller and Leavins, 1874]

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

HILGAY, All Saints - 8 [bells]. Tenor F.

1, 3, 4, 5. Thos Osborn Downham fecit 1779.
2. No inscription
6. In gratiam juventutis dedit Nicks Spencer * 1686 Recast 1716 Thos Osborn fecit 1779.
7. William Parsley and John Smith Churchwardens 1825. [By Dobson.]
8. Recast 1798 Revd John Boyle Rector Thos Osborn fecit.

One bell of 8 cwt. 6th Edward VI. There had been more, for in 1534 John None gave 6s. 8d. "unto ye makyn of yelytell Bell." In 1760 there were five bells, in 1763, six; and the Inventory of 1784 gives the weight of the eight bells as follows, to which I have added some measurements of the bells as taken by John Robert D. Tysson, Esq.

  cwt. qr. lbs.   Diameter. Height. Sound Bow.
1.     484   27¾ in. 21½ in.
2. 4 3 22   28⅝ 22½
3. 5 3 9   30¾ 24
4. 6 0 22   32¼ 25½
5. 6 3 19   33¾ 27
6. 7 3 11   35¾ 27
7. 9 2 9   40½ 30
8. 17 0 5   44¾ 33 3⅛

HILGAY, TEN MILE BANK, S. Mark - 1 [bell].

C & G. Mears founders London 1845.

* Nicholas Spencer, S.T.B., Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Rector here 1679-1705.

See also the Hilgay parish page.

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March 2016