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Bell Tower - St Andrew - Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 51° 01.368 W 002° 07.400
30U E 561484 N 5652726
Quick Description: St Andrew's church, Donhead St Andrew, has 4 bells. The oldest is mediaeval, dating from about 1450. The treble was recast in 1953 by Whitechapel and the whole peal was retuned at that time.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/21/2017 1:41:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMWNCB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:

Bell tower, St Andrew's church, Donhead St Andrew.

Donhead St Andrew, Wilts
S Andrew
Bells
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-0-20   D 27.75" 1953 Mears & Stainbank F  
2 5-0-21   C# 29.50" 1613 John Wallis Y  
3 6-3-16   B 32.63" c1499† London ('Balcombe shield') Y  
4 8-0-1   A 35.75" 1831 (J Rudhall pp) Wasbrough, Hale & Co Y  
Frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4 c1799   unidentified   4.2

"the tower was re-built in 1895, fragments of medieval carving were incorporated into the inside walls; these include a ferocious looking head which could be of the Viking period. There are four bells in the tower, one of them of mid-15th century date, with an inscription: "Sancta Katerina, ora pro nobis" (Saint Katherine, pray for us)."

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Address of Tower:
St Andrew
Barkers Hill
Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire England
SP7 9EB


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 4

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

Rate tower: Not listed

Tours or visits allowed in tower?: Not listed

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