Huntsham - Tower & Bells Project

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On 21 April 2004 a Faculty was issued in the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Exeter authorising the following works to be completed within a period of 12 months:

    1. Relocate clock mechanism in the old ringing chamber
    2. Replace the existing lead flat roof of the tower
    3. Sell two bells and cast two replacement bells; tune the five 19th Century bells and leave the 17th Century bell uncut; the existing seventh bell to become the new tenor
    4. Re-hang all eight bells in a new two tier metal frame located a little lower in the tower than the present one
    5. Install a sound management system
    6. Install hatches in the lower floors to enable the hoisting of the bells for re-hanging
    7. Install electric power and lighting in the tower
    8. Replace the existing ringing gallery floor

Work was started in April 2004, clearing out the bell chamber........

Orders were placed with:

 

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Bell works

 

J.B. Joyce & Co.

Clock works

 

TG Roofing (Taunton)

Lead work on the roof

 

Sound Solutions

Sound control system

 

MRJ Electrical

Electrical works

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Drawing of the new bell frame in situ - click to enlarge

All other work was undertaken by volunteers.

The bells were first rung on December 1st 2004, and then dedicated on January 10th 2005.

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Cutting from the local paper - click to enlarge


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