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01-03-2010, 01:12 AM
St Andrews Vicarage, Lister hills, Bradford.

Built in 1853 to the design of James Mallinson, at one point the church now a burn't out shell housed bells provided by Pott's and Son's Leeds.

The vicarage although a crumbling wreck of a place still retains some of its Victorian Features..











04-03-2010, 02:32 PM
And that's why they wont possess a comprehensive record of their town, which will, as time goes on be the most comprehensive ever done to mark the changes that people only discuss after these places are long gone.


That is so true. Thanks for the link and excellent pics.

04-03-2010, 02:52 PM
Any idea what happened to the bells? Its such a shame.

The bells were bought for scrap (for �700) in June 1967. There were five clock bells and tolling bell, and I think they were hung in 1897. It is unknown where all of the bells were cast (except 2/6 by C & G Mears 1858.) The clock bells were originally supplied by Potts - (the Leeds clock making company - made lots of clocks on lots of buildings featured on this very forum). Out of the six bells, 3 and 4 were uninscribed. Bell number 2 was cast at the C & G Mears founders in London (for reference this is now known as the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the most famous of bell founders in the world, and the oldest. You can go round the foundry which is excellent http://www.whitechapelbellfoundry.co.uk)
A couple of the other bells had inscriptions - number 5 said GOODWILL TOWARDS MEN and *i think* came from St Andrews Church in neighbouring Horton in 1853, and bell number 6 was inscribed "ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF / GEORGE HODGSON J.P. / OF SUMMERVILLE BRADFORD & NOTON HALL / LINCOLN / BY / ANN HODGSON HIS WIFE 1897.

This is what a bell inscription looks like, and was taken in a belfry in the West Midlands of a tenor bell (the biggest and the deepest note) In simple rounds and change ringing, the tenor is almost always the bell that sounds last.

I hope this helps any other campanologists. :thumb