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The Tenor

Cast: 1906
Foundry: Mears & Stainbank
Weight: 15-0-7 (765 kg)
Diameter: 44½” (113 cm)
Strike Note: F
Inscription:

A R 1717
PROSPERITY TO ALL OUR
BENEFACTORS:ME RESONARE IUBET PIETAS MORS ATQUE VOLUPTAS.

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.
The Seventh Close This Window Sanctus Bell

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