Inscriptions.

Latin and other inscriptions with or without translations.

Inscription, casting year(s) and translation. Locations, past and present.
CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE (1614, 1615,  1621, 1622, 1624, 1626)

O Christ the King of Heaven, may this sound be pleasing to Thee.

Brixworth, Clay Coton, Crick, Lilbourne, Long Buckby, Scaldwell,
CVM SONO SI NON VIS VENERE NVNQVAM AD PRECES CYPIES IRE  (1621, 1622, 1624, 1633)

If you be unwilling to come when I call, To prayers you’ll not wish to go at all.

Brixworth, Haselbech, Long Buckby, Naseby, Scaldwell, Stanford on Avon,
Cum Sono Si Non Vis Venire Nunquam Ad Preces Cupies Ire. Eayre Kettering. 1762

If you be unwilling to come when I call To prayers you’ll not wish to go at all.

Lilbourne,
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN. (1622, 1633, 1635) Brixworth, Creaton, Long Buckby, Marston Trussell, Naseby,
Tobie Norris made me: God save the King 1675  Guilsborough,
IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI (1618, 1619, 1621, 1622, 1624, 1627, 1633, 1635, 1636, 1638, 1640, 1641)

Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, O Son of God have mercy on me.

Brixworth, Clay Coton, Creaton, East Haddon, Guilsborough, Haselbech, Lamport, Long Buckby, Marston Trussell, Naseby, Scaldwell, Yelvertoft.
IHS NAZARENUS REX JUDEORUM FILI DEI MISERERE MEI AD 1723.

Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, O Son of God have mercy on me.

Old,
CUM CUM AND PRAIE 1635.

Come, come and pray.

Yelvertoft,
CUM CUM AND PRAE 1595.

Come, come and pray.

Welford,
PVLSOR & PVLSO JVBILO ET PLANGO SIC VITA HOMINIS 1640.

I am struck and I strike, I rejoice and I mourn, such is the life of man. 1640)

Stanford on Avon,
STATVTVM EST OMNIBVS SEMEL MORI 1633.

It is appointed unto all men once to die.

Naseby,
CANTATE DOMINO CANTICVM NOVVM (1685, 1695, 1714).

Sing unto the Lord a new song

Spratton, Thornby, Watford,
WILLIAM BAGLEY OF NORTHAMPTON HE MADE MEE 1681 Clipston,
HENRICVS BAGLEY ME FECIT  (1695, 1702) Cottesbrooke, Watford,
PRO REGE ET ECLESIA HENRICVS BAGLEY ME FECIT 1683.

For the King and the Church Henry Bagley made me 1683.

Brixworth,
SVM ROSA PVLSATA MVNDI MARIA VOCATA SANCTE PETRE : H : B : 1695.

I being rung am called Maria rose of the world. Saint Peter : 

Watford,
PRAISE THE LORDE 1601 Crick,
BE YT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DOTH ME SEE THAT NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE MEE (1605, 1611). Stanford on Avon, West Haddon,
ABCD EFGHI KLMNO PQRST } (1599  – 1612). 

ABCD EFGHI KLMNO }

ABCDE FGHIK LMNO }

Great Oxendon, Marston Trussell, West Haddon,
GIVE GOD THE PRAISE 1589. } “Leicester Foundry”

JHESUS BE OUR SPEDE 1599. }  

 } Clipston,
GLORIA PATRI FILIO ET SPIRITUI SANCTO. ANNO DOM. 1729

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost.

West Haddon,
OMNIA FIANT AD GLORIAM DEI  1744

Let all be done to the glory of God.

Great Oxendon,
GOD BLESS OUR QUEENE ELIZABETH 1587. East Farndon,
 Sit Nomen Domini Benedictum.(pre 1500 ?).
(Blessed be the Name of the Lord)Sancta Katarina Ora pro nobis.(pre 1500 ?).
(Holy Katharine pray for us)
} Lilbourne,
MARIA     (c1599). Winwick,
MARIA VOCOR ANO : DNI : M : CCC : XVII (1317)

Maria calls

Cold Ashby,
Bryanus Eldridge me fecit (1656, 1658).
(Bryan Eldridge made me)
Crick, Lilbourne,
NEWCOMBE OF LEICESTER MADE MEE 1606. Cold Ashby,
EDWARD NICUM  (c1590) Winwick,
EDWARDE NEWCOMEN (date unknown) Clay Coton,
HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE (1682, 1685, 1699, 1714). Scaldwell, Spratton, Thornby, Welford,
HENREY BAGLEY MADE MEE 1714.

HENRY BAGLEY MADE MEE JVLY 1714. LET AARONS BELLS CONTINUALLY AMONGST US RUNG. THE WORD STILL PREACHED AND HALLELUJAH SUNG. 

GOD BE OVR GOOD SPEED H.B. MA. MEE 1714. 

GOD SAVE OVR QUEEN AND PRESARVE HER PEACE. BE IT KNOWNE TO ALL THAT DO ME SEE THAT H. BAGLEY OF NTN MA’ MEE 1714. 

} Thornby,
MATTHEW BAGLEY MADE MEE 1685

FEARE GOD AND HONOR THE KING 1685

 } Spratton.
ABR RUDHALL OF GLOUCESTER 1712. Watford,
J. BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT (1809, 1810, 1814) Clay Coton, Long Buckby, Ravensthorpe,
THOMAS RVSSELL MADE ME 1723. Walgrave,
THOMAS RVSSELL OF WOOTTON MADE ME 1720. Crick,
TOBIAS NORRIS CAST ME 1675. East Farndon.
John Taylor and Son founders Loughborough 1844. Thornby, 
Missi De Celis Haboe Nomen Gabrielis (c1480)

I have the name of Gabriel, (who was) sent to Heaven.

Old,
J TAYLOR & Co FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1872. ((on waist >>)) : CHRISTOPHER GRAYE MADE ME 1663. ALTHOUGH RECAST I AM NOT NEW 1872. Lamport, 
Mille quadringentis octogintaque duobus annis fusa fui lapsis ab origine chricti agenetrice pia protervis dicta Maria. (1482).

(translation to follow)

Maidwell,
NON : CLAMOR : SED : AMOR : CANTAT : IN : AURE : DEI : 1616.

Love’s voice not noise sings in the ear of God.

Lamport,
Sparkling I spread rapid tinklings through the ears. 1761.

Untouch’d am silent strike me and I will sing sweetly. 1761.

Wee are ordain’d for the praise of the Lord — Eayre Kettering Fecit. 1761.

} Lilbourne,
EDWARD ARNOLD ST NEOTS FECIT 1772


EDWD ARNOLD FECIT 1774 / EDWD ARNOLD ST NEOTS FECIT 1774 / EDWD ARNOLD ST NEOTS HUNTINGDONSHIRE FECIT 1774


EDWARD ARNOLD LEICESTER FECIT  (not dated)

Maidwell,


Kelmarsh,


West Haddon,

C ET G MEARS LONDONI FECERUNT (1847)

C ET G MEARS LONDONI REFEC (1847)

Guilsborough, 
GOD SAVE QUEEN ELIZABETH II IN THE YEAR OUR LORD. ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY THREE  (1993) Brixworth,
MY NAME IS PAUL COME WHEN I CALL / DIAMOND JUBILEE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2012 Marston Trussell,
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