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The Tenor

Cast: 1906 by Mears & Stainbank Weight: 13-2-21 (695 kg) Diameter: 43½” (110 cm) Strike Note: F
Inscription: PROSPERITY TO ALL OUR BENEFACTORS:ME RESONARE IUBET PIETAS MORS ATQUE VOLUPTAS.

 

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The Tenor is the heaviest bell in the tower. This bell was recast in 1906 when the bells were augmented from 6 to 8. It is not clear why the old tenor could no longer be rung – perhaps it had cracked near the top or possibly it was damaged during the removal of the canons in preparation for rehanging. Whatever the cause the “new” tenor was cast with a flat top to butt against the headstock and is therefore not an exact replica of the original.

On the waist of the bell is an additional inscription:

A R. 1717.
RECAST 1906.
BY MEARS & STAINBANK,LONDON.


A plaque was attached to the headstock to recognise Mike Reynold’s financial contribution to the project. It reads “Mike Reynolds, Presteigne Ringer, gave me new life in 2016.”

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Copyright St Andrew's Presteigne 2015