Bell Weights & Inscriptions
The Inscriptions on the Bells
TREBLE T. Mears of London fecit 1816
These two bells were purchased by subscription in commemoration of the glorious achievements of Lord Nelson and His Grace the Duke of Wellington who with Divine assistance gave peace to surrounding nations and to this favoured isle.
We’ll sing their praise, and join in glorious harmony this noble peal.
SECOND T. Mears of London fecit 1816
Kendal 29th October 1816. This subscription was promoted by M. Nich. Wilson of this town, who by his fervent zeal in the cause assisted by the Vicar, Mayor Aldermen and his brother townsmen he carried into effect, the 18th June 1816; being the anniversary of the ever memorable victory of Waterloo that destroyed an inveterate foe, and gave to Europe the blessing of peace.
THIRD On this bell there is no inscription ( except for the date 1775 incised on the crown band )
FOURTH Pack and Chapman of London fecit 1775
Such wondrous power to music’s given, as elevates the soul to Heaven.
FIFTH Pack and Chapman of London fecit 1774
Whilst thus we join in cheerful sound, may love and loyalty abound.
SIXTH Pack and Chapman fecit 1774
Ye ringers all that prize your health and happiness, Be sober, merry, wise, and you`ll the same possess.
SEVENTH T.Mears of London fecit 1816
In wedlock’s bands shall ye who join with hands your hearts – unite, so shall our tuneful tongues combine to laud the nuptial rite.
EIGHTH Pack and Chapman fecit 1774. In the year 1774 these bells were re-cast from a peal of six to eight by the direction of ( 8 names )
NINTH [ Stafford ] 1631
1631 HAS TRES CAMPANAS IAM TOTA PAROECIA SANAS REDDIDIT VT QVARTA EST TERTIA QVINTA SIMVL, THIRD FOVRTH AND FIFT AND ALL MAY TOLL O’TH PARISH CHARGE WITHOUT CONTROUL.
TENOR [ Stafford ] 1631
ME SONITVS NOLAE MEMOREM TVBAE FACIT PVLSAT NOLA SONAT TVBA AMBO MORTIS NVNCIA 1631