Child's Ercall, St Michael and All Angels

St Michael and All Angels, Child's Ercall

3 bells, Tenor 6-3-0 in CGround floorSJ 666251

Sunday: no regular ringing - check with tower correspondent

The Tenor is cracked, and the bells sound as the front three of a ring of five. The Treble bears no date nor founder's mark and was probably cast in the 17th century. The second was cast by William Blews and Sons of Birmingham in 1868. There is no founder's mark on the Tenor, but it was probably cast at the Clibury foundry of Wellington towards the end of the 16th century.

The bells all retain their canons and are hung from wooden headstocks in a wooden frame (Pickford 3.1: A1, B3, C2). The plain bearings all have wooden covers. The wheels are in poor condition and that of the treble is of unconventional design.

Inscriptions

Child's Ercall treble

The Treble

Child's Ercall ringing area

The ringing area

Child's Ercall tenor

The Tenor

Child's Ercall tenor inscription Child's Ercall tenor inscription

Two details from the Tenor's 'alphabet' inscription

Child's Ercall 2nd Child's Ercall 2nd

Two details from the inscription on the Blews's second bell

Child's Ercall bearing

The wooden bearing cover on the Treble

Child's Ercall clapper

The clapper of the Treble

Child's Ercall clapper

The 'ball' and flight of the Treble's clapper