Single founder bell installations and permutations.

Towers housing a complete ring of bells all cast by one founder.

  1. Draughton – 4 x Joseph Eayre of St. Neots, 1767.
  2. Guilsborough – 6 x Charles and George Mears, 1847.
  3. Kelmarsh – 6 x Edward Arnold of St. Neots, 1774.
  4. Lilbourne – 5 x Thomas II Eayre of Kettering, 1 @ 1761 and 4 @ 1762.

Towers housing a complete ring of bells all cast by one founder plus later augmentations. 

  1. Cottesbrooke – 6 x Henry II Bagley of Chalcombe, 1702 + 2 x Whitechapel 1st. & 2nd. 1994.
  2. Maidwell – 5 x Edward Arnold of St. Neots, 1772 + 1 x John Taylor & Co. 1895.
  3. Yelvertoft – 5 x Hugh II Watts, 1635 + 1 x Eijsbout of Holland treble, 1989.

Towers originally housing a complete ring of bells all cast by one founder but with later re-castings. 

  1. Naseby – Hugh II Watts of Leicester, 4 @ 1633 and 1 @ 1640. 1st. and 3rd. re-cast by John Taylor & Co. 1939.
  2. Ravensthorpe – 5 x John Briant of Hertford, 1809. Tenor re-cast by John Taylor & Co. 1887. 
  3. Sibbertoft – 5 x William & John Taylor of Oxford, 1825. 1st. and 2nd. re-cast by Mears and Stainbank, 1877. 3rd. and 4th. re-cast by John Taylor & Co. 1883 & 1956 respectively.
  4. Thornby – 5 x Henry III Bagley, 1714. 4th. re-cast by John Taylor & Co. 1929. 5th. re-cast by John Taylor & Son, 1884.
  5. Walgrave – 5 x Thomas Russell of Wootton, 1723. 1st. re-cast by John Taylor & Co. 1867. 4th, re-cast by Joseph Eayre of St. Neots, 1766.
  6. Watford – 6 x Henry II Bagley of Chalcombe, 1695. 2nd. re-cast by Abraham I Rudhall, 1712 and the tenor re-cast by Thomas II Mears, 1820.

Towers originally housing a complete ring of bells all cast by one founder but with later re-castings and augmentations. 

  1. Brixworth – 5 x Hugh II Watts of Leicester, 1622. 5th. of 5 re-cast by Henry II Bagley, 1683 + 1 x Whitechapel, treble, 1993.
  2. Creaton – 4 x Hugh II Watts of Leicester, 3 @ 1635 and 1 @ 1636 + 1 x James Barwell & Co. treble, 1915, + 1 x John Taylor & Co. treble, 1949. 1st. of 4 re-cast by John Taylor & Co. 1949.
  3. East Haddon – 5 x Hugh II Watts of Leicester, 1621. 4th. of 5 re-cast by Abraham II Rudhall, 1731 + 1 x John Taylor & Co. treble, 1928.
  4. Haselbech – 4 x Hugh II Watts of Leicester, 1621. 1st. and 4th. of 4 re-cast by Gillett & Johnston, 1930 + 6 x Gillett & Johnston, treble, 2nd. 3rd. 6th. 7th. & tenor 1930.
  5. Long Buckby – 5 x Hugh II Watts of Leicester, 1624. 1st. of 5 re-cast by John Briant of Hertford, 1814 + 3 x John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd. trebles, 2000.
  6. Scaldwell – 4 x Hugh II Watts of Leicester, 1621. 2nd. of 4 re-cast by Henry II Bagley of Chalcombe,  1682 + 1 x John Taylor & Co. treble, 1961.
  7. Spratton – 5 x Henry II Bagley, 1685. 2nd. and 4th. of 5 re-cast by John Taylor & Co. 1929 + 1 x Eijsbout of Holland, treble, 1988.

Towers originally housing a ring of bells all cast by the same founder family but with later re-castings and augmentations. 

  1. Marston Trussell – 1 x Hugh I Watts of Leicester, 1612; 4 x Hugh II Watts of Leicester, 1 @ 1621, 2 @ 1622, 1 @ 1623; 5th. of 5 re-cast by John Taylor and Co. 1959 + 1 x Eijsbout of Holland, treble, 2012.

Towers housing a modern ring of bells cast by one founder plus an existing earlier bell.

1 East Farndon – 5 x John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd, 1991 + 1 Newcombe and Watts, 1587.


For reference, other branch towers with founders having two or more bells to their credit.

  1. Clipston. 2 x Leicester foundry, 1589, 1599.
  2. Cold Ashby. 2 x Newcombe (generic), 1606. 
  3. Crick. 2 x Hugh II Watts, 1614, 1616.
  4. Lamport. 2 x Hugh II Watts, 1641.
  5. Old. 2 x Hugh II Watts, 1631, 1639.
  6. Welford. 3 x Hugh II Watts, 1 @ 1633 & 2 @ 1638. 3 x John Taylor & Co. 1933. 

For reference, other branch towers with a founder for each bell.

  1. Great Oxendon.
  2. West Haddon.
  3. Winwick.

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