The Campanile is a ring of six hung in my garage constructed by Matthew R T Higby and myself. Initially a ring of five was installed in September 1996. The bells were augmented by the addition of a tenor and the substitution of the third bell in November 1996. The old third was originally from the Malvern Wells Campanile and now this bell can be found in Les Cloches d'Ane Campanile on Guernsey.
The frame is built of wood and steel and is situated in the back of the garage. The bells are cast in bell-metal (without inscriptions) and have wooden wheels, counter-balanced clappers and miniature ropes with red sallies. There are no stays or sliders. They all swing in the same direction and are hung on ball bearings.
The following table details the bells:
|The Longhope Campanile|
|Treble||4lb 15oz||E||Richard F Bowditch & Matthew R T Higby, 1996|
|2||5lb 14oz||D||Richard F Bowditch & Matthew R T Higby, 1996|
|3||6lb 15oz||C||Richard F Bowditch & Matthew R T Higby, 1996|
|4||7lb 4oz||B||Richard F Bowditch & Matthew R T Higby, 1996|
|5||8lb 4oz||A||Richard F Bowditch & Matthew R T Higby, 1996|
|Tenor||9lb 10oz||G||Richard F Bowditch & Matthew R T Higby, 1996|
Follow the ringing link to find out about the peals and quarter peals that have been rung on the bells.
Copyright © 2001 Michael A Williams. All rights reserved. 09.03.01