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HER Number:MDV14706
Name:St Mary's Parish Church, Bells


19th century bells at St Mary's parish church in Kingskerswell


Grid Reference:SX 876 678
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingskerswell
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSKERSWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86NE/29/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (XVI to XXI - 1501 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Harding, A., 1867, Untitled Source, 302, 307 (Article in Serial). SDV336421.

St. Mary's parish church in Kingskerswell. Today there are six bells. No medieval bells but said to be three in 1553.

Searley, A. W., 1930, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV339036.

Bells cast in an orchard near the church and parishioners allowed in to watch for sixpence.

Searley, A. W., 1936, Untitled Source (Pamphlet). SDV339084.

A sixth bell was added in 1887.

Gallant, L., 1981, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV339085.

A newspaper article, undated, probably second half 19th century, says that five bells were cast in 1815. No 1 bell inscribed I:P 1815. No 2 bell: Peace and Goodneighbourhood I:P 1815. No 3 bell: I:P 1815. No 4 bell: William Neck and John Perkins C W I:P 1815. No 5 bell (cracked): Edward Adicott Kitson Vicar Aaaron Neck Curate 1815 I:P. No 5 bell was being dismantled. I:P stands for the caster, Pennington of Leyant, Stokeclimsland in Cornwall. There is a tradition in the village that the bells were cast in a small field to the southeast of the church. This field was called Church Orchard on the 19th century Tithe Map Appotionment and still belonged to the church in the late 20th century when it was found to be rough and hummocky.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336421Article in Serial: Harding, A.. 1867. Transactions of the Exeter Diocese Architectural and Archaeological Society. 1. Unknown. 302, 307.
SDV339036Monograph: Searley, A. W.. 1930. Collections towards the History of Manor and Church of Kingskerswell. Unknown.
SDV339084Pamphlet: Searley, A. W.. 1936. Notes on the History of the Church of St Mary's, Kingskerswell. Unknown.
SDV339085Worksheet: Gallant, L.. 1981. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV8687Part of: Kingskerswell, St Mary's Parish Church (Building)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2699 - BELL NON SPECIFIC (XVI to Unknown - 1501 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 29 2007 11:44AM