Miscellany, Sanctus bells.


Sanctus bells.

Location Date Founder Diam. In use Working order Weight
Lamport c1699 Stamford Foundry ?  13.5 ins.  ? cracked ?  0-2-0
Walgrave c1410 John de Colsale 15 ins. N Y .
Welford 1919 John Taylor & Co. 16 ins. Y Y 0-3-15

Former Sanctus bell locations.

Many other Churches housed Sanctus (or Priest’s) bells at some point in time and are now missing for a variety of reasons. 

Listed below, are known locations in the Guilsborough branch area :-

  • Cold Ashby. Bell recorded in an inventory, dated 1552.
  • Cottesbrooke. Bell recorded in an inventory, dated 1552.
  • Crick. Founder’s initials and date, I.K. 1632 (The letter “I” can be a 17th.c version of “J” therefore, if this is the case, James Keene, working from c1612 to 1654, may well have been the founder. )
  • Lilbourne. Bell originally hung in a bell-cot over the Chancel arch. Removed during the early 19th. century and stored in the Church, became subsequently lost or sold. Bell-cot removed during renovations in the late 20th. century.
  • Spratton. Bell recorded in an inventory, dated 1552.