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Church Bells of Devon

Listings extracted by

Jean E. Harris

from

Ellacombe, (Revd) H.T. The Church Bells in the Towers of all the Parish Churches of Devonshire: A Paper read before the Exeter Diocesan Architectural Society, June 7, 1866. Transactions of the Exeter Diocesan Architectural Society, Volume I Second Series Part III printed by William Pollard, 53 North Street, Exeter (1867), pp. 221 - 406

Quotes from Central Council of Church Bell Ringers (CCCBR) web-site:

"Church Law requires that in each church and chapel there should be provided at least one bell to ring people to divine service."
"The legal ownership of the bells is vested in the churches and the PCC (Parish Church Council) has a duty for their care and maintenance. To this extent bell ringers are for the PCC when they carry out rountine maintenance of their bells and ropes."

It is from Ellacombe's paper and its Appendices that we know of the mottoes (both Latin and English), names of the Bell Founders, years of casting, names of churchwardens etc. that appear on each of the church bells of the Devon parishes. The Revd Ellacombe did this as he writes on page 235:

"I have with my own hands examined and copied every bell, excepting Sheepstor, which I visited twice, but by some misunderstanding the keys of the staircase were not forthcoming: and Heaton Punchardon, where an ill-mannered churchwarden threw difficulties in this way. ------ From the spring of the year 1864 to the fall of the year 1865, I ascended 452 towers, including a few turrets: not reckoning Sheepstor: before that, I had visited four, making a total of 456."

He also writes that, had it not been for the architectural skill and solidarity of some of these bells, "many of them long ago would have crumbled to the ground, if one may judge from the manner in which the more perishable materials have been cared for by those to whom they have come down in trust.----"

In addition to English or Latin phrases being inscribed on church bells, other names such as churchwardensand rectors may also be there. The following list of the parishes are those having such personal names inscribed on one or more of their church bells. The spellings are as they are inscribed on these bells and where the intials C.W. appear these are apparently intended to mean that the individuals so identified are Churchwardens.

The letter V was used as the letter U and similarily an I for a J. This is apparent with the names IOHN for JOHN, IAMES for JAMES, IO for JO etc. A number of bells have initials only of those who may (or may not be) churchwardens and so forth. As it is not possible to identify these people I have not included any such inscriptions other than those where it becomes apparent when their names are written in full on another bell.

Jean Harris

APPENDIX E

THE BELL FOUNDERS & THEIR BELLS

Pages 266-298
To read about the bell-founders and their marks on the bells.

Pages 385-389
For the Devon Bell Founders and a listing of the parishes in which their bells are to be found.

BELL-FOUNDERS of DEVON

T.BILBIE of Chewstocke & Cullompton 852 bells 1715 - 1858
 
John BYDRAN of Exon (Exeter) 7 bells 1601 - 1624
 
Mordecai COCKEY of Totnes 7 bells 1578 - 1701
 
Ambrose GOODING of Plymouth 26 bells 1717 - 1750
 
William HAMBLING of Blackawton 12 bells 1823 - 1852
 
Robert NORTON of Exon (Exeter) 22 bells all Mediaeval
      (more about him page 266)
 
William PANNELL of Cullompton
& his son Charles T.PANNELL of Exeter
54 bells 1820-1855
 
Thomas PENNINGTON of Exon (Exeter) 110 bells 1618 - 1741
 
John PENNINGTON of Exon (Exeter) 64 bells 1635 - 1697
 
John STADLER of Chulmleigh 17 bells 1692 - 1771
 
W. & T. TAYLOR of Buckland Brewer, Oxford & Loughborough 115 bells 1823 - 1866

APPENDIX C

The Inscriptions of the Bells

In the Towers of all the Old Parish Churches in Devon, with the Diameter of each, Bell and Note of the Tenor, including New Towers with Peals, and Old Parish Turretts or Bell Cots, with the Name of the Saint to whom the Church is Dedicated.

ABBOTSKERSWELL - St Mary
Bell 1 IOHN TYLL IOHN GOTHAM
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1664
Bell 2 RICHARD SCOBEL MARY SHARS
  WARDENS 1705
Bell 3 PETER YEABSLEY JOHN POPE
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1637
 
ALLINGTON EAST
Bell 1 Revd H.R. FORTESCUE MINISTER 1801
Bell 2 EDWARD SLVTE, GENT JOHN MVRCH,
  CH. WARDENS 1723
Bell 3 EDMYNDUS FORTESCUE, ARMIGER,
  JOHANNES EGERTON, RECTOR 1723
Bell 4 E.FORTESCUE, ESQ. EDWARD SLVTE, GENT.
  JOHN MURCH, CHURCHWARDEN
  TIMOTHY NORRIS & NOAH MANN
  PHIPIP PILLAGE IUNr 1733
Bell 5 EDMUNDES FORTESCUE, ARMIG.
  JOHANNES EGERTON, RECT.
  E. SLOUTE I.M. 1723
 
ALPHINGTON
Bel11 EDWARD COLLYNS, ESQr. & MR THOMAS
  SARELL, CH.W. WILLIAM HAYNE, GENT. 1749
Bell 2 Ditto
Bell 3 Ditto
Bell 4 Ditto
Bell 5 Ditto
 
Bell 8 THE REVEREND MR JOHN PITMAN,
  EDWARD COLLYNS, GENT. & Mr THOMAS SARELL
  CH. WARDENS WILLIAM HAYNE GENT 1749
 
ALVERDISCOTT
Bell 1 THO. BRENTON, IOHN PHILLIPS,
  CH. WARDENS 1756
 
ALWINGTON
Bell 3 WILLIAM BRUTON, GENT. WILLIAM
  MEADOW, GENT, THOMAS BLEKE, RECTOR
  RICHARD COFFIN, ESQ, JOHN COLLAETT,
  JOHN HOCKERIDGE, WARDENS 1712
 
ALVINGTON WEST
Bell 1 BRIDGET MARY ILBERT, AGED 5
  FRANCES ILBERT, AGED 4
  GIVEN BY CATHARINE ILBERT 1775
Bell 2 IOHN BICKFORD & EDWARD REED,
  CHURCH WARDENS,
  WILOUGHBY ILBERT, AGED 1 1775
Bell 3 PETER ILBERT, AGED 9
  MR RICHARD IAGO SQUIRE 1775
Bell 4 PEREGRINE ILBERT, 10,
  THOMAS PYLE, VICAR, MR RICHARD SQVIRE 1775
Bell 5 WILLIAM ROOPE ILBERT, AGED 12,
  ROOPE ILBERT, AGED 11, ROGER
  PRIDEAUX. GENT.CATHARINE, HIS
  SISTER, WIFE OF WILLIAM ILBERT, ESQ 1775
Bell 6 JOHN LUSCOMBE ESQ, WILLIAM R ILBERT ESQ.
  FRANCIS ILBERT HIS WIFE
  WILLIAM ILFORD, ESQ 1775
 
ANSTEY EAST
Bell 3 THOMAS BLACKMORE CHURCH WARDEN 1619
 
ANSTEY WEST
Bell 2 THOMAS LOCK CH. WARDEN 1779
Bell 4 RICHARD SNOW CHVRCH WARDEN 1654
ARLINGTON
Bell 5 REV.H.I.CHICHESTER, RECTOR
  L.ROCKEY, H.YEO, WARDENS ---
Bell 6 REVd. JAMES HAMILTON CHICHESTER,
  JOHN ROCKEY, HENRY YEO,
  CHURCH WARDENS 1855
 
ASHBURTON
Bell 1 THE GIFT OF THE Rt. HONble SIR Wm
  YONE, BART. AND KNT. OF THE BATH,
  AND JOHN HARRIS, OF HAINE, ESQ ---
Bell 2 ditto 1740
Bell 3 THE GIFT OF THE Rt HONble SIR Wm.YONGE,
  BART AND KNIGT OF THE BATH, AND OF
  IOHN HARRIS OF HAYN, ESQ ---
Bell 4 ditto by whom given
Bell 5 ditto by whom given 1740
  Recast 1744
  Wm MARSH, VICAR, W.A.COCKEY,
  CHURCHWARDEN
Bell 6 ditto by whom given 1740
 
ASHBURY
Bell 2 PHILIP WOOLCOMBE, CLERK, WARDE 1721
 
ASHCOMBE
Bell 1 DANIELL CLIFF CHURCHWARDEN 1686
 
ASHREIGNEY
Bell 1 JOHN BABBAGE & WILLm COLE, Wns 1826
Bell 5 Mr JOHN BABBAGE, Mr W.COLES
  CHURCHWARDENS ---
 
ASHTON
Bell 1 WILLIAM GODFREY, GENT 1787
Bell 6 WILLIAM GODFREY, GENT  
  CHUCHWARDEN 1780
 
ASHWATER
Bell 4 SAMPSON BEAL C.W. 1772
Bell 5 THOMAS MELHUISH, RECTOR 1772
 
AWLISCOMBE
Bell 4 JOHN SMYTH, MALACHI AISHFORDE,
  WARDENS 1627
 
ATHERINGTON
Bell 5 WILLIAM BARKER & IOHN ISAAC,
  CH. WARDENS 1786
Bell 6 HOOPER MORRISON, RECTOR 1786
 
AVETON GIFFORD
Bell 5 ROGER LIDSTONE & VALENTINE LYNCOMBE
  C.W. 1779
Bell 6 JEREMIAH DAVIES RECTOR 1779
 
AXMOUTH
Bell 2 TRISTAM COLLINGS, WILLIAM WHITE,
  C.W. 1755
 
AYLESBEARE
Bell 2 JOHN STOKES 1601
  Footnote:
  John Stokes lived at the Manor House next vicarage
  called Minchin Court
 
AXMINSTER
Bell 2 MATTHEW LIDDON, RICHARD HAYCRAFT,
  CHURCHWARDENS 1765
Bell 3 JOHN HOORE, BARNARD PRINCE, C.W. 1647
Bell 4 BENIAMIN WOOLLEY, RICHARD HAYCRAFT
  CHURCH WARDENS 1760
Bell 5 MATTHEW LIDDON, THOMAS COOK,
  CHURCHWARDENS 1762
Bell 6 REV. CHARLES STEER, VICAR,
  Mr JAMES LENDY, Mr WILLIAM BOND,
  CHURCHWARDENS 1821
  Footnote:  
  February 1662 John Brocas was killed by the rope of the third
  bell. He was buried the 22nd of February.
 
  "REX versus CHURCHWARDENS OF AXMINSTER:
  16 Chas. II in the King's Bench. I Lavinz Rep. 136
  A man being hung by the bell-rope, whether the bells
  are Deodands.
  In an Information for the King the case was (this) one
  Brockhurst ringing a bell in the church was strangled
  by the rope; and whether the bell shall be a deodand was
  the question upon this Information for the detainer of it from
  the King. And the objections against the King were two:
  1. That the bell was fixed to the freehold. To which it was
  answered that it was not fixed to the freehold, but tied in the
  steeple, and bound down with pins and keys which could be
  removed without alteration of the freehold. 2. Objection; that
  the bells are parcel of the goods of the church, and vain will it
  be to forfeit it to the King, to be by him restored to the Church
  again (or afterwards) to wit to pious uses. To which it was
  answered, that it shall be forfeited as a satisfaction for blood,
  to be disposed of by the King to other pious uses. Hide C.J.
  and Windham, were of the opinion that the bell was not
  forfeited, the other two (Judges) seemed of a contrary opinion;
  but nothing further was done in the case which I heard.
  The above is the whole report. In Reg. v Wheeler,
  6 Mod. Rep. 187, Holt C.J. said "a bell cannot be a
  deodand"
  See also Notes & Queries, 3s. xi.p.339
 
BAMPTON
Bell 2 REVd. B DAVEY VICAR 1800
Bell 3 Mr THOMAS BURRIDGE & Mr WILLIAM
  BRANSCOMBE CHURCH WARDENS 1800
Bell 4 Mr T BURRIDGE & Mr W BRANSCOMBE
  CHURCH WARDENS
  REVd B DAVEY VICAR ---
Bell 5 REVd B DAVEY VICAR
  Mr THOMAS BURRIDGE & Mr Wm BRANSCOMBE
  CH W 1800
 
BARNSTAPLE
Bell 6 THE REVd T WILLIAM MARSHALL VICAR 1803
 
BEAWORTHY
Bell 3 H.SMALE C W 1828
 
BEER FERRERS
Bell 5 REVd Wm SHORT, RECTOR 1775
Bell 6 IOHN STAPLETON OF HOLE, AND
  IAs COLE, CHURCHWARDENS 1775
 
BELSTON
Bell 4 ROBERT REDWAY AND THOMAS COOMB
  C.WARDEN 1761
 
BICKINGTON
Bell 1 WILLIAM BECKFORD RICHARD TAPPER
  WARDENS 1746
Bell 2 ELIAS SCOBELL NICHOLAS HORRELL
  CHVCHWARDENS 1664
 
BERRYNARBOR
Bell 2 JOHN TUCKER, THOMAS CLARK 1722
Bell 3 EDW W RICHARDS Wm MORRIS
  CH WARDENS 1722
Bell 4 THOs LYMBER GENT THOs WITHERIDGE 1722
Bell 5 DOROTHY FRACIS DAUGHTER OF THE
  LATE THOs BERRY ESQ 1727
Bell 6 JOSEPH DAVEY ESQ LORD OF THE
  MANOR RICHARD COFFIN ESQ
  EDWARD CHICHESTER ESQ 1722
 
BERRY POMEROY
Bell 1 RICHARD GOODRIDGE ROBERT DINNING
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1635
Bell 2 Mr IOHN SEARLE Mr RICHARD QUINT 1829
Bell 3 INo LYDE ROGER GOODRIDGE 1750
Bell 4 AMBROSE GOODRIDGE NUCOLAS DART
  WARDENS 1607
 
BICKINGTON, HIGH
Bell 1 ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTION
  REVd W P STAWELL RECTOR
  R HOOPER M COOKE CHURCHWARDENS 1827
Bell 5 Mr THOMAS SCOTT & Mr JOHN SHUTT
  CH Wns 1753
Bell 4 THE REVd Mr JOSHUA WORTH RECTr 1753
 
BICKLEIGH
Bell 1 THOMAS SOUTHWOOD WARDEN 1838
Bell 3 FOUNDED A D 1844 IN THE TIME OF
  SIR RALPH LOPES Bt FRED PYM M A VICAR
  IOB PECKE WARDEN M P PATRON 1844
Bell 5 PHILIP PEARSE AND JOHN FOOT C W 1765
Bell 6 THOs ARTHUR CREW VICAR 1765
 
BICKLEIGH (near Tiverton)
Bell 1 RICHARD GILL IOHN MORRISH RICHARD
  PLACE ALEACE RICHARD PLEASE
  JOHN GILL WARDEN JOHN PLACE 1707
Bell 2 JOHN PIDGLEYH WARDEN
  ANDREW MOGFORD SYDMAN 1656
Bell 3 JOHN SKINER WARDEN 1709
Bell 5 JOHN SLADE AND MARY HIS WIFE
  GAVE THIS BELL 1692
  NEW CAST BY WILLIAM STABICK
  WARDEN 1699
 
BIDEFORD
Bell 5 CHr BEDFORD RECTOR 1722
  Footnote:
  "John Williams, a clock maker and old ringer was
  with me, and certified there was never any half pull
  ringing at Northam nor here" June 20 1865
 
BIGBURY
Bell 1 RICHARD COULTON JUNr 1788
Bell 5 RICHARD COULTON SENr &
  JOHN CUMING C.W. 1788
 
BISHOPSNYMPTON
Bell 1 H TOMS & W BAKER WARDENS
  REVd I THORNE MINISTER 1830
Bell 3 LEMUEL GRIFFITH VICAR
  DENNIS ABRAHAM LAURENCE MOORE
  WARDENS, JAMES LANGDON GENT 1744
Bell 4 Mr THOMAS POLLARD Mr JOHN PEASTER
  CH WARDENS Mr LEMUEL GRIFFITH VICAR
  W SHAPCOT CLERK ---
Bell 5 Ditto, the clerk's name omitted and date added 1750
Bell 6 WALTER MULES VICAR
  LEWIS BLACKMORE IOHN JONES
  IOHN LANGDON AND MARTYN SELLY
  CHURCH WARDENS 1715
 
BISHOP'S TAWTON
Bell 1 ADDED BY SUBSCRIPTION IN 1823
  RECAST IN 1856 AT THE SOLE EXPENCE
  OF R CHICHESTER ESQ 1856
Bell 3 CAST IN 1803 RECAST A D 1831 CAST AGAIN 1852
  I D BAKER VICAR R CHICHESTER ESQ
  AND Mr JOHN WALDON CH WARDENS 1852
Bell 4 Mr JOHN LAW AND Mr GEORGE BUTLER
  CHURCHWARDENS 1803
Bell 5 I M KITSON C CROCKER ae C
  I L YEOMAN V 1823
  Footnote:
  ae C - AEdis Custodes. V Vicar
Bell 6 B.E.H., I WARREN B RADLEY ae C
  Footnote:
  B.E.H. - Benevolentia ergo homines
 
BISHOP'S TEIGNTON
Bell 6 REVd IOHN COMYN VICAR
  IAMES CORNISH WILLIAM ROSSITER
  CH WARDENS ---
 
BLACKAWTON
Bell 5 JOHN CHOLWICH LEWIS OLDGREIVE ---
 
BLACK TORRINGTON
Bell 5 CHARLES BURDON GENT HUMPHRY BRAUND
  CHURCHWARDENS 1772
 
BOVEY, NORTH
Bell 6 REVd TIMOTHY NAPLETON RECTOR
  VIVOS VOCO MORTUOS PLANGO
  WILLIAM DICKER & Mr JOSh SANDERS
  CH W 1814
 
BOVEY TRACEY
Bell 6 REVd JOSEPH DOMETT VICAR 1818
 
BRADFORD
Bell 1 I C B YULE M A RECTOR
  Mr ARSCOTT & I GILBERT
  CHURCH WARDENS 1847
Bell 3 THE REVd I BAMPFIELD
  LEWIS RISDON HEYSETT ESQ C W 1831
Bell 4 ARSCOTT BICFORD ESQ 1811
Bell 5 JOHN BAMFIELD CLERK
  JOHN WARD AND ABRAHAM ISAAC C W 1811
 
BRADSTONE
Bell 2 SQUIRE ARUNDLE THE GREAT MY WHOLE
  EXPENSE DID RAISE NOR SHALL OUR TONGUES
  ABATE TO CELEBRATE HIS PRAISE 1827
Bell 5 Wm JEFFERY AND WALTER WEEKS
  C WARDENS GAVE TEN POUNDS EACH TO
  RAISE THESE BELLS 1827
 
BRADNINCH
Bell 6 Mr PHILIP MOORE & Mr PETER MULLENS
  CHURCH WARDENS 1748
 
BRAMPFORD SPEKE
Bell 1 T.H. CH W 1755
Bell 2 T.H. CH W 1755
Bell 3 Mr THOMAS HEARN CH W 1755
Bell 4 T.H. C W ---
Bell 5 THOMAS HEARN C.W. 175-
 
BRANSCOMBE
Bell 2 ELLIS BARTLETT GENT
  CHURVCH WARDEN 1696
Bell 3 WALTER HAM THOMAS LEE
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1685
Bell 5 JASPER COLLIER ABLE BROWNE
  CH WARDENS 1747
Bell 6 RICHARD LEE IOHN DOWN
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1744
 
BRATTON CLOVELLY
Bell 6 CHARLES PETERS RECTOR
  ARTHUR TURNER GENT C W 1767
 
BRATTOPN FLEMING
Bell 6 JOHN FRANKLIN SQUIRE RECTOR 1792
 
BRAUNTON
Bell 2 I DAY R PASMORE SEN CH WARDENS 1829
Bell 3 RECAST AT THE SOLE EXPENCE OF
  ROBERT CHICHESTER ESQ AND THE
  REVd I W LANGDON VICAR 1830
Bell 5 THE REV I W LANGDON VICAR
  W PERRYMAN W DYER C WARDENS
  ROBERT CHICHESTER CAUSED ME
  AND THE SECOND TO BE RECAST 1830
Bell 6 ANTHONY GREGORY VICAR 1713
 
BRENT, SOUTH
Bell 3 I V: R H: CH W 1759
Bell 5 Mr JOHN VEAL & Mr RICHARD HANNAFORD
  CHURCH WARDEN 1759
 
Bell 6 THE REVEREND WALTER TAILER VICAR
  Mr JOHN VEAL & RICHARD HANNAFORD
  CH WARDENS 1759
 
BRENT TOR
Bell 3 I COLLING W NICHOLLS C W 1668
 
BRIDESTOW
Bell 5 THE REV. C. LUXMORE RECTOR
  JOHN GUBBINS NEWTON AND IOSEPH BALL
  C W 1828
 
BRIDFORD
Bell 1 VALLANTINE LAMACRAFT WARDEN 1664
Bell 3 T POWLING WARD EDW HALL
  RICH COLRIDGE THO POOLE 1689
Bell 4 CHARLES WEST CHVRCH WARDEN 1639
 
BRIDGERULE
Bell 2 Mr Wm BRADDON Mr IOHN IEWELL
  CHURCHWARDENS 1777
Bell 4 Mr WILLIAM BRADDON & Mr IOHN IEWELL
  CHURCHWARDENS 1777
Bell 5 REVd THOMAS H KINGDON VICAR
  JOHN INCH & NICHOLAS ROGER C W 1818
 
BRIXHAM
Bell 2 NICHOLAS FURNEAUX & WILLIAM COYDE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1767
Bell 3 Ditto 1767
Bell 4 Mr JOSEPH NOWELL & JOHN EDWARDS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1771
Bell 5 Mr CLARKE THOMAS EDWARDS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1824
Bell 6 Mr CLARKE THOs EDWARDS
  CHURCHWARDENS
  REV ROBERT HOLDSWORTH 1824
 
BRIXTON
Bell 4 ROBERT AVENT CHURCHWARDENS 1737
 
BROADCLYST
Bell 6 RICHARD MOOR ESQ & ANTHONY SYMONS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1768
 
BROADHEMBURY
Bell 2 Mr SIMON SMITH & Mr THOMAS HATCHWELL
  CH WARDENS 1767
Bell 3 MR HVGH LEWISE VICAR
  ROBERT DREWE JOHN PILE JOHN SCINNER
  WARDENS 1714
Bell 4 Mr WILLIAM SHILES AND Mr THOMAS
  HATCHWELL CH. WARDENS 1746
Bell 5 Mr HUMPHRY MILLS & Mr WILLIAM DREWE
  CH. WARDENS 1766
 
BROADHEMPSTON
Bell 5 ANDREW TUCKER DD VICAR
  JOHN EVANS SENr & EDWARD BLACKER C.W. ---
 
BROADWOODKELLY
Bell 5 THOs ALLEN RECTOR
  RIC HEWITT IOHN POVLSON
  CHVRCHWAR 1705
 
BROADWOODWIDGER
Bell 3 WILLIAM EASTCOTT WILLIAM ROW C W ---
Bell 4 WILLIAM EASCOTT FRANCIS NORTHY C W 1775
 
BUCKLAND BREWER
Bell 6 SAMl NORMAN & Wm LASHBROOK C.Ws 1825
 
BUCKFASTLEIGH
Bell 1 REVd MATTHEW LOWNDES VICAR
  Mr THOMAS FURNEAUX & Mr ROBERT WEBBER
  CH. WARDENS 1794
Bell 3 M L VICAR - S F & R F CHWARDENS 1793
Bell 4 THOMAS FURNEAUX CHURCH WARDEN 1844
Bell 5 Mr L VICAR Mr S F & Mr R W
  CH WARDENS 1793
Bell 6 THE REVd MATTHEW LOWNDES VICAR  
  Mr SAMUEL FURNEAUX & Mr ROBERT WEBBER
  CH. WARDENS 1793
 
BUCKLAND EAST
Bell 3 Io HARTNOLL, CHRIS. BUCKINGHAM
  JACOB SCOTT GENT 1718
Bell 4 JAMES BUCKINGHAM GENT INo ALLIN
  CH WARDENS 1718
 
BUCKLAND EGG
Bell 2 STE SAREL IERE CORNISH WARDENS 1682
Bell 3 Mr JOHN CROSSMAN & Mr IOHN STUTTAFORD
  CHURCHWARDENS 1768
 
BUCKLAND FILLEIGH
Bell 1 I R WARDEN BB 1722
Bell 2 W F ESQ I S REC 1722
Bell 3 JOHN ROWSE CH WARDEN 1722
Bell 4 IAMES SILKE RECTOR  
  WILLIAM FORKSCVE, ARMAGER 1722
 
BUCKLAND IN THE MOOR
Bell 2 E A & R B CH WARDENS 1759
Bell 4 Mr ELIAS ANDREWS Mr RICHARD BURNELL
  CH WARDENS 1759
Bell 5 THE REVEREND MR NAILER VICAR 1759
 
BUCKLAND MONACHORUM
Bell 1 Sr FRANCIS HENRY DRAKE BARONET 1723
Bell 2 JOHN GREEN VIC DD 1723
Bell 3 JOHN DOIDGE GENT 1723
Bell 4 EL CRYMES 1723
Bell 5 Sr FRANCIS HENRY DRAKE BART AND
  ELIZEUS CRIMES ESQ, CH WARDENS 1723
Bell 6 Sr FRANCIS HENRY DRAKE BARON AND
  ELIZEUS CRYMES, WARDENS 1723
  Footnote:
  The arms on these bells are those of Drake and Crymes
 
BUCKLAND TOUT SAINTS
Bell 1 HENRY SOUTHCOTT ESQr 1779
 
BUCKLAND WEST
Bell 4 Mr RICHd BARTLETT & Mr Wm EVERY
  CHURCHWARDENS 1756
 
S BUDEAUX
Bell 3 T ALCOCK A M VICAR
  I POLLARD H LAWRENCE C W 1780
Bell 4 THO ALCOCK A M MINIST: IO FORTESCUE
  FRAN LUCE ECCLESLAE GUARDIANS MDCCXLIX
 
BUDLEIGH, EAST
Bell 2 Mr IOHN TEED & Mr IOHN CRAN
  CHURCHWARDENS 1755
Bell 3 I T & I C CW 1755
Bell 4 Mr IOHN TEED & Mr IOHN CRAN
  CHURCH WARDENS 1755
 
BUNDLEIGH
Bell 1 GREGORY BLACKMOR WARDEN 1683
Bell 4 IOHN DICKES WARDEN 1656
 
BURLESCOMBE
Bell 5 HENRY AISHFORD RICHARD CULME ESQURS
  IOHN CROSE WARDEN
  HENRY P VPTON THOMAS HARTES SIDEMEN 1638
  IOHN BILLINGS WARDEN SINCE NEW CAST IN 1642
 
BURRINGTON
Bell 5 MICHAEL TOUT & IAMES BABBAGE C W 1783
Bell 6 NICHOLAS HOLE VICAR
  MICHALL TOUT & IAMES BABBAGE C.W. 1783
 
BUTTERLEIGH
Bell 3 Mr HUMPHRY CHATTEY, CHURCH WARDEN 1725
 
CADBURY
Bell 2 GEORGE FURSDON ESQ & Mr JAMES ROBERTS, CHURCHWARDENS 1805
 
CADELEIGH
Bell 5 JOHN HARTNELL ESQ Mr JOHN BACK
  CHURCHWARDENS 1745
 
CHAGFORD
Bell 3 Mr I C & Mr I E C C WARDENS 1766
Bell 4 Mr IOHN CONIAM & Mr IOHN ELLIS
  C. WARDENS 1766
Bell 5 Mr IOHN HOOPER & Mr IOHN WILLS
  IOHN SARELL W S, SIDESMEN 1766
Bell 6 Mr IOSHUA HAYTER RECTOR
  Mr CONIAM & Mr IOHN ELLIS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1766
 
CAVERLEIGH
Bell 1 IOHN HANDFORD CHVRCHWARDEN 1672
Bell 3 Mr HENRY BIDGOOD CHURCHWARDEN 1790
 
CHALLACOMBE
Bell 1 HUMPHREY WEBBER WILLIAM PARTRIDGES
  AMBROS DALLYN, WARDENS 1772
 
CHARLES
Bell 4 GEO GOULD GEO GOULD IUNr
  CHURCHWARDENS 1733
Bell 5 GEORGE LEWORTHY GENT
  JOHN ROSIER MINISTER 1733
 
CHARLETON
Bell 1 THOMAS LANGWORTHY RECT
  RI HYRL 1706
Bell 2 FRANC LANGWORTHY RECTOR
  JOHN ELLIOTT NATH SMITH
  WARDENS 1716
Bell 3 ROB PIKE WILL PEARSE WARDENS 1742
Bell 4 WILL WAKEHAM STE COLLINGS 1706
 
CHAWLEIGH
Bell 6 WILLIAM FELLOUE ESQ
  A GOOD BENEFACTOR 1720
 
CHERITON BISHOP
Bell 4 JOHN LAMBERT JOHN COMBE C W 1803
Bell 5 MARK CANN AND Wm UPTON GENTS
  WARDENS 1770
Bell 6 WILLm FOULKES OF MEDLAND ESQ
  HENRY FOTHERGILL RECTOR 1770
 
CHELDON
Bell 2 SIMON HAMET WARDEN 1674
Bell 3 SAMUEL SECOMBE CH. WARDEN 1720
 
CHERITON FITZPAINE
Bell 1 EDWARD HVISH ESQ PHILIP BADCOCK 1770
Bell 2 RICHARD HVISH ESQ Wm MANLY C W 1767
Bell 5 JOHN ROW CHVRCH WARDEN 1665
 
CHITTLEHAMPTON
Bell 5 THE REVd GEORGE WILLIAM RECTr
  JOHN MORRIS CH. WARDENS 1739
Bell 6 SAMUEL ROLL ESQ
  A GOOD BENEFACTOR 1739
 
CHIVELSTONE
Bell 2 WILLIAM DYER ESQ NICHOLAS CAME
  DEPUTY WARDEN & RICHARD PARTRIDGE
  WARD 1710
Bell 3 WILLIAM SUMPTER & NATHANIEL HAWKINS
  C.W. 1798
Bell 4 THOMAS CORNISH JOHN CHOPE C.W. 1779
Bell 5 RICHARD CAME EDWARD LUSCOMBE
  JOHN CROUCH CRISPIN COLLINGS
  FREDERICK MARKER VICAR IOSHUA CRANE 1710
 
CHRISTOW
Bell 6 EDWARD HORE AND JOHN SMERDON C.W. 1785
 
CHUDLEIGH
Bell 5 WILLIAM ADAMS & JOSEPH YEO
  CHURCH WARDENS 1781
Bell 6 GILBERT BURRINGTON VICAR 1781
 
CHUMLEIGH
Bell 1 THOs LEWES HUIUS ECCLESLAE RECTOR 1718
Bell 3 JOHN ROSS GENT 1718
Bell 4 THOMAS TANNER WILLIAM MARKER
  CH. W 1718
Bell 5 JOHN CHAUNT SIMON HARRIS GENT 1718
Bell 6 THOMAS BURY ARMIGERO GUARDIANO 1718
 
CHURCHSTANTON
Bell 1 I WAS MADE IN HOPE TO RING AT THE
  CROVNACION OF OVR KING 1650
  WILL RICHARDES OF PAYE C. W. 1650
Bell 6 REV HENRY EDWARDS RECTOR
  R & I BLACKMORE WARDENS 1853
 
CHURCHSTOW
Bell 1 NICO HARDING WARDs 1738
 
CHURSTON FERRERS
Bell 1 HENERY BROWSE AND DAVID LANGVERS
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1681
 
CLANNABOROUGH
Bell 2 JOHN WREAFORD WARDEN 1722
 
CLAWTON
Bell 1 WILLIAM SICKLER CHURCHWARDEN 1739
Bell 2 Ditto 1739
Bell 3 JOHN TRIBLE CH WARDEN 1713
 
CLAYHANGER
Bell 2 B NUTCOMBE BLUETT ESQ
  Mr EDWARD BEADON RECTOR
  Mr ANDREW HAWKINS, CH WARDENS 1740
Bell 3 B N BLUETT ESQ ED. BEADON
  Wm BLACKMORE CHURCH WARDEN 1749
 
CLAY HIDON
Bell 1 T & I BLACKMORE C W 1810
Bell 2 T B & I B CW 1810
Bell 3 T & I BLACKMORE CHURCH WARDENS
  REV T E CLARKE RECTOR 1810
Bell 4 THOMAS BLACKMORE & IOHN BLACKMORE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1810
Bell 5 REV T E CLARKE RECTOR
  THOs BLACKMORE & IOHN BLACKMORE
  CH. WARDENS 1810
 
CLOVELLY
Bell 2 JOHN ROBINS RECTOR 1758
Bell 3 Rd HAMMET Rd PRVST CH WARDENS 1758
Bell 4 RICHARD HAMMETT RICHARD PRVST
  WARDENS 1758
 
CLYST HYDON
Bell 1 Mr HENRY MATTHEW INo FARRANT
  CH.W 1788
Bell 2 WILLIAM RICHARDS IOHN MATTHEWS
  WARDENS 1713
Bell 3 Mr HENRY MATTHEWS INO FARRANT
  CHURCH WARDENS 1715
Bell 4 RICHARD HORWOOD GENT
  CHVRCH WARDEN 1670
 
CLYST HONITON
Bell 1 RICHd BEVIS ESQ ---
Bell 3 JOHN WESCOTT CHVRCH WARDEN 1650
Bell 4 JOHN NEWBERRY JUNr OLIVER JENNINGS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1825
  Belfrey Board:
  Erected by ringers in memory of Mr Edw. Trapnill, died
  in the year of our Lord, 1710. He gave to the ringers of
  Clist oiniton five pounds, the interest to be rung for as a
  knell on 26th November for ever.
 
CLYST ST GEORGE
Bell 6 RECAST AND AUGMENTED IN MEMORY OF
  WILLMOTT HENRY WEMYSS ELLACOMBE
  SOLE GRANDSON OF THE RECTOR
  HE DIED FEBRUARY 7, 1864 AGED 10 YEARS
  H.T.ELLACOMBE, M.A., RECTOR
  H. HELLIER, H.PIDSLEY, WARDENS MDCCCLX
 
CLYST ST LAWRENCE
Bell 4 ROBERT BAKER GENT AND Mr FRANCIS
  RICHARDS CHURCH WARDENS
  Mr WILLIAM GODFREY OVERSEER 1788
 
CLYST ST MARY
Bell 2 IOHN STABBACK WARDEN 1671
 
COLEBROOKE
Bell I IOHNYONGE GENT WILL SNELL WARDENS 1676
Bell 2 REVd THOMAS DROSIER VICAR I LEE
  F LEE, WARDENS 1854
Bell 4 Mr WILLIAM PIDSLEY Mr JOHN HOLE
  & ROBERT NEWTEN CHURCHWARDENS 1751
Bell 5 Mr JOHN HILL Mr HUGGIN CHURCHWARDENS 1787
 
COLERIDGE
Bell 1 Mr W KELLAND CH WARDEN 1808
Bell 2 PHILIP PILE GENT CHARLES SLEE WARDENS 17??
Bell 4 PHILIP PILE WARDEN 1726
Bell 5 Mr JOHN REED CHURCH WARDEN 1793
Bell 6 Mr WILLIAM KELLAND CHURCH WARDEN 1808
 
COLYTON
Bell 1 THIS BELL WAS PUT UP AT THE EXPENCE
  OF THE PARISH ANNO DOMINI
  WILLIAM HATHERBY VICAR 1772
Bell 2 IOHN ABBET 1667
Bell 4 WILLIAM DRAKE GENT CHVRCH WARDEN 1667
Bell 5 Mr WILLIAM VICARY & Mr JAMES WEST
  CHURCHWARDENS 1775
Bell 6 SUM VITAE MORTIS REMPOIS ATQUE
  TUBA A D 1711       RECAST 1837
  F BARNES DD VICAR
  CHARLES NORTHAM JAMES LANDRIDGE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1837
 
COMBE IN TEIGN HEAD
Bell 1 IOHN GOTBED CHVRCH WARDEN 1685
 
COMBE MARTIN
Bell 1 F PLACE I HARRIS CHVRCHWARDENS 1827
Bell 2 F PLACE & HARRIS C Ws 1827
Bell 3 ditto 1827
Bell 4 F PLACE I HARRIS C.W. 1827
 
COMBE RALEIGH
Bell 1 Mr SAMUEL DUNN CHURCHWARDEN 1758
Bell 3 JOHN COX THOMAS PVDDIN WARDENS 1671
 
COOKBURY
Bell 3 W SINCOCK I E IAMES WARD 1668
 
CORNWOOD
Bell 1 REVd W OXENHAM VICAR
  TROWBRIDGE HORTON W DODRIDGE
  WARDENS 1835
Bell 2 NICHO SHEPEARD C.W. 1770
Bell 3 NICHO SHEPEARD C.W. 1770
Bell 4 ditto 1770
Bell 5 ditto 1770
Bell 6 NICHOLAS SHEPEARD CHURCHWARDEN 1770
 
CORNWORTHY
Bell 5 NICHOLAS HOLDITCH & IOSHUA COLLING C W 1781
Bell 6 JOHN SEALE ESQr CHARLES BARTER VICAR 1781
 
CORYTON
Bell 2 HENRY RISDON Rd FRANK WARREN
  WARDEN 1709
Bell 3 WILLm KNAPMAN WARDEN 1684
COTLEIGH
Bell 2 REVd Wm MITCHELL RECTOR W BURROW
  & I GRIFFIN WARDENS 1828
Bell 3 CHRISTr FARMER JOHN PIDGEON
  WARDENS 1734
 
COUNTISBURY
Bell 3 CHRISTOPHER SLOCOMBE CH. WARDEN 1733
 
CREDITON
Bell 8 Footnote:
  This bell hung to a cast iron stock inscribed:
  Wm UNDERHILL MILLWRIGHT CREDITON
  I W BULLER ESQ WARDEN 1838
 
CRUWYS MORCHARD
Bell 6 SAMUEL CRUWYS ARMIGER 1721
 
CULLOMPTON
Bell 5 Mr JOHN MARTYN & Mr WILLm WRIGHT
  Mr ANTHONY HEATHFIELD ---
Bell 6 Mr PHILIP MARTYN & Mr THOs HEATHFIELD
  HENRY CRUWYS ESQ ---
Bell 7 Mr HUMPHRY BLACKMORE OF RULL &
  Mr MESCROSS AT VEN CH W
  THE REVRAND IOHN WILLCOCKS
  Mr THOS MARTYN SADLER THOMAS DENHAM
  THO BLACKMORE Mr WILLIAM BROWN
  JOHN SALTER GENT OF KINGS MILLS
  Mr BERNd BRIGHT SURGEON 1746
Bell 8 THOs STONE FRANCs WEBB CH WARDs
  RICHARD BEAVIS ESQ RICHARD HARWARD
  RICHARD WILLS ESQ BILBIE THE FOUNDER
  BUSH THE HANGER HEATHFIELD'S THE MAN
  THAT RINGS THE TENOR 1746
 
CULMSTOCK
Bell 1 THIS ADDITIONAL BELL WAS THE FREE GIFT
  OF JAMES COLLIER OF FURZE HAYES
  & JOHN COLLIER OF BOWHAYS 1853
Bell 2 CAST BY SUBSCRIPTION IN MEMORY OF F.M.
  THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON WHO DIED SEPr
  14 1852 REV I W KARSLAKE VICAR CHARLES COMER
  W POOK COLLIER CHURCH WARDENS ---
Bell 4 HENRY POOK (& I T) CHURCHWARDENS 1778
Bell 5 JAMES SOUTHWOOD HUMPHERYE TAPSCOT
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1636
Bell 6 THOMAS LIPPINCOTT CHRISTOPHER BAKER
  WILLIAM STRADLING JOHN QUANT
  CHURCH WARDENS 1661
 
DALWOOD
Bell 2 Mr R STOCKER & Mr W SNELL CH.WARDENS 1801
Bell 3 BARTHO PALMER & JOHN PALMER
  CHURCH WARDENS 1780
Bell 4 BARTHOLMW DOWNE C.W. 1647
 
DARTINGTON
Bell 1 REVd ARCHDEACON PROUDE RECTOR 1827
Bell 2 REVd ARCHDEACON FROUDE RECTOR
  H WALTER CHURCH WARDEN 1827
 
DARTMOUTH
Bell 1 E BROOKING ESQr MAYOR
  A H HOLDSWORTH ESQr IUSTICE
  ROBERT HOLDSWORTH A.M. VICAR 1826
Bell 6 THOMAS LEIGH MAYOR 1742
Bell 8 ORIGINALLY GIVEN BY WALTER IAGO ESQUIRE
  AND RECAST 1854 JOHN TRACEY A.M.VICAR 1854
 
DAWLISH
Bell 5 RICHARD WIDBOURNE AND JOHN PADDON  
  C.W. 1784
Bell 6 THOMAS PROWSE VICAR
  RICHARD INGLETT FORTESCUE ESQr 1784
 
DEAN PRIOR
Bell 1 JOHN YARDE ESQ 1734
Bell 3 W.B. I.P. CH. WARDENS 1734
Bell 4 WILLIAM BRADRIDGE JOHN EDWARDS
  WDS 1734
Bell 5 JOHN YARDE ESQ WILLIAM BRADRIDGE
  JOHN EDWARDS WARDENS
  HARRY MUDGE (on the waist) 1734
 
DENBURY
Bell 1 N WAKEHAM H TUCKER CHURCHWARDENS
  REV I R BOGUE CURATE 1846
Bell 5 REVd R H FROUDE RECTOR
  Mr SIMMONS AND GOODLEY WARDENS 1829
 
DEVONPORT - DOCKYARD CHAPEL
6 Bells but no inscriptions
  Footnote:
  On Saturday evening the 9th of February 1867, two distinct peals
  of Stedman's doubles, 120 changes each; six distinct peals of
  grandsire doubles; and one peal of 720 changes of treble bob minor
  were rung on these bells.Each peal was composed and conducted
  by Mr Wm. Bannister. The above is considered to be the greatest
  achievment of any Society west of Bristol and Bath, scientific
  ringing not being known in the South-Western counties. The
  performers were: Henry Goodhind, treble; Elisha Powling, 2nd;
  Charles Percival, third; Charles Smith 4th; Richard Ford, 5th;
  John baxter, tenor.
  Under the masterly instruction of Mr William Bannister, of/td>
  Woolwich, who holds an appointment to the Royal dock yard,
  these young men can ring any number of changes scientifically,
  that is, by rule and method, without committing them to memory,
  a thing impracticable with long and intricate peals.
 
DIPTFORD
Bell 6 THE REVd I B FLETCHER MINISTER
  THOMAS KEY GEORGE FURNEAUX
  CHURCH WARDENS 1822
 
DODBROOKE
Bell 1 Mr IOHN GILLARD & ELI IINKINS C W 1798
Bell 2 Mr IOHN GILLARD CHURCHWARDEN 1775
Bell 3 STEPHEN MYCHAMORE 1719
Bell 4 Mr IOHN GILLARD CHURCHWARDEN 1775
Bell 5 REVd I DEWING RECTOR W BOND
  AND LOWNSBOROUGH WARDENS
  S T WEEKS PARISH CLERK 1852
 
DODDISCOMBSLEIGH
Bell 1 RICH DVCK ARMIGER WILLIAM COLLS
  I S WARD 1712
Bell 2 WILLIAM BAB CHVRCH WARDEN 1629
Bell 3 EDWARD LVCKES CHVRCH WARDEN 1654
 
DOLTON
Bell 4 REVd W KARSLAKE RECTOR
  ROBERT BUDD & IOHN FRIEND
  CHURCHWARDENS 1843
Bell 5 REVd W KARSLAKE RECTOR
  I HOOPER I ARNOLD C W 1828
 
DOWLAND
Bell 3 WILLm HOOPER C. W. 1826
 
DOWN, EAST
Bell 1 JOHN BOYLE W I ACLAND WARDENS
  ED PINE ESQr 1669
Bell 2 IOH SPOONER GENT EDWARD PINE ESQUIRE
  IOHN SPOONER RECTOR
  RICHARD HEARDING IAMES BOYLE
  WARDENS 1712
Bell 3 W BAER W HARRIS C WARDENS 1830
 
DOWN ST MARY
Bell 2 Mr WILLIAM ROACH CH WARDENS 1754
Bell 3 JOHN WHITE WARDEN 1677
 
DOWN, WEST
Bell 1 REVd P ELSTON VICAR
  Mr E PARKER & Mr W CHALLACOMBE
  CH WARDENS 1795
Bell 2 Ditto 1795
Bell 3 Mr JAMES PARKER & Mr WILLIAM CHALLACOMBE
  CH WARDENS 1795
Bell 4 REVd PHILIP ELSTON VICAR
  Mr JAMES PARKER & Mr WILLIAM CHALLACOMBE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1795
Bell 5 REVd PHILIP ELSTON VICAR
  Mr I PARKER & Mr Wm CHALLACOMBE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1795
 
DREWSTEIGNTON
Bell 1 WILLIAM PETT OF NETHERTON 1784
Bell 5 Wm PONSFORD DREWSTON CHURCH WARDEN
  RICHd LAMBERT SIDESMAN 1784
 
DUNCHIDEOCK
Bell 1 WILLIAM EASTABROOK WARDEN 1700
 
DUNKESWELL
Bell 1 THOMAS DAVY, W 1684
Bell 2 THOMAS DAVY, W 1684
Bell 3 Mr WILLIAM DENNER CHURCH WARDEN 1732
 
DUNSFORD
Bell 6 EDWARD COVE VICAR SAMVEL DINGLE WARD
  IAMES CONNET C.W. 1785
 
DUNTERTON
Bell 1 EDWARD ROOTH CH WARDEN
  NICHOLAS DAND RICH JOHN LITTLE
  IOHN YEAMON MDCCVML
Bell 2 HVMP BRYANT RECTR
  ED FOOT CHVRCH WARDEN 1750
 
EGGESFORD
Bell 2 HVMPHRY BEARE HVGH MAVNDER 1652
Bell 3 SIR EDWARD CHECHEES, KNIGHT. 1613
 
ERMINGTON
Bell 3 Mr IONAS EASTON CHURCH WARDEN 1799
 
EXBOURNE
Bell 4 JOSEPH ROW C.W. AND SIMON WESTLAKE
  S.M. 1768
Bell 5 ANTHONY TRIPE RECTOR 1768
  Footnote:
  S M on the 4th are the initials for Sidesman
 
EXMINSTER
Bell 1 IOHN PHILIP HUGO VICAR
  IAMES BAKER IOHN SOPER
  CHURCHWARDENS 1855
Bell 2 W C H C WARDENS 1758
Bell 4 WILLIAM COOMBES GENT & Mr HENRY
  CHOWN IUNr CH WARDENS 1758
Bell 5 Mr WILLIAM CHURCHILL VICAR
  WILLIAM COOMBES GENT & HENRY
  CHOWN IUNr CH WARDENS 1758
Bell 6 THE HONOURABLE Sr WILLIAM COURTENAY
  IOHN HIPPESLEY COX ESQ
  WILLIAM COOMBES GENT & Mr HENRY
  CHOWN CH WARDENS 1758
 
FARWAY
Bell 1 NICOLAS POMPEY WILLIAM FLVDD C W 1656
Bell 2 Mr GUPPY Mr LEE CH WARDENS 1745
 
FENITON
Bell 2 MAXIMILION WOOLCOTT RECTOR
  MICAAL SANDERS WARDEN 1707
Bell 3 Mr PHILIP WRIGHT JOHN SANDERS
  JOHN SKINNER WARDENS 1707
Bell 4 JOHN SKINNER JOHN SANDERS
  WARDENS 1707
Bell 5 IN 1707 WERE MADE FROM THREE INTO
  FIVE BY JOHN SANDERS & JOHN SKINER
  WARGINS sic 1707
 
FILLEIGH
Bell 5 THE GVIFT OF HVGH FORTESCVE ESQr 1703
 
FREMINGTON
Bell 3 SAMVEL CAPEL JOHN MAYNE 1702
Bell 4 RICHARD SLOWLY ESQ HVGH BABCOMBE
  RICHARD MATTHEWS GENT
  WARDENS 1664
 
FRITHELSTOCK
Bell 3 IOHN GAY ESQ IOHN ABBOT EDMVND SMALE
  C WARDENS 1684
 
GEORGEHAM
Bell 2 Mr IOHN RICHARDS GENT CH WARDEN 1765
Bell 5 Mr WILLIAM CHICHESTER &
  Mr In RICHARDS 1748
Bell 6 THE REV Mr W CHICHESTER RECT
  IOHN HARRIS ESQ 1748
 
GEORGENYMPTON
Bell 2 WILLIAM NOTT GENT Mr JOHN PAVL 1680
Bell 3 Mr IOHN HELE Mr WILLIAM KARSLAKE
  WARDENS 1680
 
GERMANSWEEK
Bell 3 ---- MATING CHVRCH WARD ---
 
GIDLEIGH
Bell 2 ALEXANDER VAGWELL CHVRCH WARDEN 1674
 
ST GILES IN THE HEATH
Bell 1 HENRY LAVERS IOHN CARKEEK 1740
Bell 3 HENRY LAVERS IOHN CARKEEK 1740
Bell 5 THOMAS GILLAR & EDWARD MILL C W 1793
 
ST GILES IN THE WOOD
Bell 1 THOMAS LAW CURATE 1823
Bell 4 WILLm CARTWRIGHT & SAMUEL COOKE
  WARDENS 1823
Bell 6 THE LAST TENOR BELL WAS GIVEN BY
  SIR JOHN ROLLE OF STEVENSTONE KNIGHT
  OF THE BATH 1687 AND WAS RECAST AT THE
  EXPENCE OF LORD JOHN ROLLE WHEN THE
  PEAL OF FIVE WAS RECAST INTO SIX 1823
 
GITTISHAM
Bell 1 THO PEN N B CHVRCH WARDEN 1630
Bell 2 HENRY CHAPMAN JOHN SANDER
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1663
Bell 3 Mr NICHOLASS PRIDDICE & Mr JOHN JONES
  CHURCHWARDENS 1760
 
GOODLEIGH
Bell 6 THE REVd W CHURCHWARD RECTOR
  IOHN YEO GEORGE THORNE
  CHURCH WARDENS ---
 
HALWELL (South Devon)
Bell 4 ROBERT IRISH AND THOMAS LASKEY
  CHURCH WARDENS 1823
Bell 5 NIC ISAACS AND INO POTE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1763
Bell 6 THOs RADCLIFFE BANBURY VICAR 1763
 
HALWELL (North Devon)
Bell 5 HAM DURRENT AND SOBEY URG'D OUR
  PLEA AND TOWNSMEN ION'D THEIR
  GENEROUS FEE: OR READER WE HAD
  CHIM'D OUR LAST, BUT THANKS TO
  THEM WE WERE RECAST. 1829
 
HARBERTON
Bell 4 Mr CHRISTOPHER CLARKE WARDEN 1762
Bell 5 Mr CHRISTOPHER CLARKE WARDEN 1762
 
HARFORD
Bell 3 THOMAS WILLIAMS ESQVIER
  CHURCH WARDEN 1666
 
HARPFORD
Bell 2 Mr IOSH CARTER Mr ROBERT CARTER
  CHURCHWARDENS ---
Bell 3 JOHN WICKES JOHN WHITE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1666
 
HARTLAND, or STOKE
Bell 3 R HEARD AND R CHOPE C W 1826
Bell 5 THE NAME OF DENNIS HEARD CHOSE
  & ROWE WITH US CAN NEVER DIE THEY
  SAVED OUR LIVES NOT ONLY SO BUT
  MADE US MULTIPLY 1826
 
HATHERLEIGH
Bell 6 REVd C GLASCOTT VICAR Mr JOHN SOUTHCOMBE
  & Mr JOHN TANNER IUNr
  CHURCHWARDENS ---
 
HEATON PUNCHARDON
Bell 6 REVd C DAVIE RECTOR
  Z H DRAKE ESQ I LANGDON CH. Ws ---
  Footnote:
  I visited the bells but did not stop to copy them
  on account of the very great incivility of the
  Church Warden who was with me.
  Inscription kindly supplied by Rev. Mr Langdon,
  Ashford.            August 23, 1864
 
HEAVITREE
Bell 1 THOMAS CHANNOM RICHARD LANGBRID
  CHURCH WARDENS 1665
Bell 4 RICHARD DYCKE GENT FRANCIS BAGWILL
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1667
 
HEMYOCK
Bell 1 PRESENTED BY SUBSCRIPTION THROUGH
  THE INSTRUMENTALITY AND EXERTION OF
  EDWARD NUTLEY & IAMES BOWERMAN IUNr 1858
Bell 2 THOMAS LUTLEY GEORGE CLIST
  CHURCHWARDENS 1811
Bell 5 Mr THOMAS HINE Mr JOHN WOOD
  CHURCHWARDENS 1821
Bell 6 FRANCES JOHN KITSON BD RECTOR
  Is BOWERMAN & Wm FARRANT CH WS 1860
 
HENNOCK
Bell 4 RICHARD BALL THOMAS PINSENT
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1637
 
HIGHBRAY
Bell 4 Mr RICHd DYER CHURCHWARDEN 1807
 
HIGHWEEK
Bell 5 WILLIAM DREWE & RICHARD COYSH C.W. 1781
Bell 6 CHRISTOPHER BEEKE VICAR
  SAMUEL SEGAR FEOFEE 1781
 
HITTISLEIGH
Bell 1 W HAYDON WARDEN 1824
 
HOCKWORTHY
Bell 2 Mr DARBY CH W 1808
Bell 3 Mr EDWARD DARBY CHURCHWARDEN 1808
 
HOLBETON
Bell 1 IOSEPH DAWE AND GEORGE LEW C.W. 1780
Bell 6 IAMES BULTEEL ESQr OF MEMLAND
  JOHN BULTEEL ESQ OF FLEET 1780
 
HOLCOMBE BURNELL
Bell 4 ROBERT ---- CHURCH WARDENS 1654
 
HOLCOMBE ROGUS
Bell 2 H TALBOT AND W GODFREY WARDENS 1825
Bell 3 CRYSPYAN SANDERS WARDEN 1626
Bell 4 Mr ABRAHAM BULGIN & Mr HUGH
  TALBOT CHURCH WARDENS 1763
Bell 5 CH ANTHON STCKER VIC
  ROBERT KERSLAKE MATTHEW WARING
  CHURCH WARDENS 1691
 
HOLLAOMBE
Bell 3 JOHN METHERELL C WARDEN
  Io BROWNE 1684
 
HOLNE
Bell 1 Wm WRIGHT (on the bridge) 1743
Bell 4 LUKE PEARSE INO STRANGER WARDENS
  EDWd COLLINGS 1743
 
HOLSWORTHY
Bell 5 GIVEN BY THE FAMILY OF THE LATE
  RECTOR OWEN LEWIS MEYRICK
  CONSISTING OF TWO SONS AND TWO
  DAUGHTERS 1826
Bell 6 THE EXPENCE INCURRED BY PLACING
  A SET OF EIGHT BELLS IN THIS TOWER
  WAS DEFRAYED BY A SUBSCRIPTION
  WHICH WAS RAISED THROUGH THE
  PERSEVERING EXERTIONS OF FRANCIS
  THORNE AND HIS NEPHEW FRANCIS
  THORNE HONEY, ROGER KINGDON RECTOR
  AND FRANCIS THORNE CHURCHWARDEN 1826
Bell 7 E DONO HUMPHREDI P DAVIE BARONTTI
                   A D    MDCCCXXVI
Bell 8 GIFT OF PHILIP HENRY EARL OF STANHOPE 1826
 
HONITON (old Church)
  S. Michael (now the Chapel of S. Lawrence)
Bell 1 Mr CHARLES BERTIE RECTOR Mr IOHN CROOFT
  & Mr THOMAS CLARKE CH. WARDENS 1749
Bell 2 Mr ELRA CLEUELAND RECTOR
  Mr MATTHEW HILSON Mr IOSEPH TOOSE
  WARDENS 1719
Bell 3 JOHN BLAGDON ESQ IOSHUA SALTER
  CHURCHWARDENS 1753
Bell 4 CHARLES BERTIE RECTOR
  THOs BROUGHTON JOSEPH LETT
  CHURCHWARns 1761
Bell 5 CHARLES BERTIE RECTOR
  JOHN CROOF & THOMAS CLARKE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1749
 
HONITON S. Paul
Bell 2 THE REVd CHARLES BERTIE RECTOR ---
Bell 3 SAMUEL SALTER & Mr JOHN TOOZE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1780
Bell 4 DESTROYED BY FIRE 1765 & REINSTATED 1780
Bell 5 DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1765
  REINSTATED1780 CHARLES BIRTIE RECTOR 1780
Bell 6 THE REVd CHARLES LEWIS AND
  ROBERT GIDLEY GENTLEMEN
  CHURCHWARDENS 1769
 
HORWOOD
Bell 3 ARTHUR HOOPER CHVRCH WARDEN
  M H, R L 1664
 
HUISH, NORTH
Bell 3 Mr W BOWDEN & Mr ANDREWS
  CH WARDENS 1804
Bell 5 Mr WILLIAM BOWDEN & Mr RICHARD ANDREWS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1804
 
HUISH, SOUTH
Bell 1 [latin phrase & name :)
  iohannes crispin R P 1596
Bell 2 EDWd FOLLET INo IARVIS CH WDs 1762
 
HUNTSHAM
  NO names on the 6 bells but footnote:
  Footnote:
  All new, hung by Taylor, with three new bells, the gift of
  C.A.W. Troyte, Esq 1866
 
HUNTSHAW
Bell 1 H SHYT CLER IS, GB, RR, GS, WR. 1634
Bell 2 RICHARD NILL CHVRCHWARDEN 1665
 
IDDESLEIGH
Bell 3 JOHN PADDEN NICOLAS NEATHEWAYE
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1629
 
IDE
Bell 1 THOMAS DRAKE GENT ROGER HOLLETT
  WARDENS 1693
Bell 2 JOHN CHILLEY JOHN GANDY ESQUIRE 1720
Bell 3 RICHARD BALL WILLIAM HALLETT
  WARDENS ---
Bell 4 BENJAMIN COBLEY AND IOHN WHITE
  CHURCHWARDENS ---
 
IDEFORD
Bell 3 RECHARD LANGLEY WARDEN
  IOHN ENDACOTT 1666
 
ILFRACOMBE
Bell 4 THOMAS TORR DIFEY JOHN DADDS
  CHVRCHWARDENS 1842
Bell 5 Mr R PARMINTER & Mr C DAVIS  
  CHURCHWARDENS 1794
 
ISLINGTON
Bell 2 CHARLES C WILLS C. WARDEN 1828
Bell 3 REV I PALK VICAR
  M S NOSWORTHY & Mr I ROWELL CH.WARDENS 1797
Bell 5 THE REVd IONATHAN PALK VICAR
  Mr SAMUEL NOSWORTHY & Mr IOHN ROWELL
  CHURCH WARDENS ---
 
INSTOW
Bell 2 ROBERT MOVLTON JOHN PARKER
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1694
Bell 3 G PYNCHARD AN NICHOLL
  WARDENS 1682
 
INWARDLEIGH
Bell 1 PETER GUNNING RECTOR
  IONAS SQUIRE, CHURCHWARDEN 1849
Bells 2 Ditto 1849
Bell 3 Ditto 1849
Bell 4 Ditto 1849
Bell 5 ISAAC BROOK C.W. 1808
 
IPPLEPEN
Bell 1 Mr IOHN SHEPHARD & Mr IEFFERY LANG
  CHURCHWARDENS 1799
Bell 3 Mr IOHN SHEPHARD & Mr IEFFERY LANG
  CH.WARDENS 1799
 
Bell 4 Mr IOHN SHEPHARD & Mr IEERY LANG
  CH. WARDENS 1799
Bell 5 THE REV RANDOLPH MARRIOTT VICAR
  Mr LANG & I SHEPPARD JUNr
  CH. WARDENS 1818
Bell 6 Mr IOHN SHEPHARD & Mr IEFFERY LANG
  CHURCHWARDENS 1795
 
JACOBSTOWE
Bell 1 EDWARD LAVIS C.W. 1761
Bell 4 RICHARD HILL C.W. 1807
 
KELLY
Bell 5 THOs LAKEMEN C.W. 1772
Bell 6 ARTHUR KELLY ESQr
  JOHN DARKE RECTOR 1772
  Footnote:
  The first peal in the county on which a peal of Six Score
  Grandsire Changes were rung January 21, 1865, by natives,
  viz: J. Yole, treble; E. Yole 2nd; Maitland Kelly, Esq. 3rd;
  B.Bloomfield 4th; F.Yole 5th; J. Wilcocks, tenor, Three peals
  of 120 changes each were rung in fifteen minutes.
 
KENNE
Bell 5 JOHN ARTHUR CLERK
  ROBERT STOKES SEXTON 1826
Bell 6 THIS PEAL OF SIX WAS PLACED IN THE
  TOWER OF THIS CHURCH IN THE YEAR OF
  OUR LORD 1826 BY REV HENRY LEY RECTOR
  THOs ELLIOTT Wm PHILLIPPS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1826
 
KENTISBEARE
Bell 1 Mr ROGER GRUBHAM RECTER GAVE
  THREE GUINEAS Mr EDWARD MERSON
  JOHN MILLS WARDENS 1710
Bell 3 EDWARD GODFRE HENRY PALMER
  WILLIAM HART CHV.WARDENS 1666
Bell 4 Mr ROGER GRUBHAM RECTOR
  EDMOND MERSON JOHN MILLS
  WARDENS 1710
Bell 5 REVd ROBERT TRIPP RECTOR
  CHARLES BAKER WILLIAM FROST
  WARDENS 1822
  Footnote:
  Re-hung by T. Hooper, December 1865. 3rd bell recast
  and inscribed:
  Cast by John Warner and Sons, London, 1864.
  J. Froster Alleyne, Rector. Thomas Frost and John White,
  Churchwardens, 1865.
 
KENTISBURY
Bell 4 IN RICHARDS RECTr
  Rd HUTCHINGS IN TUCKER
  CHURCH WARDENS 1723
 
KENTON
Bell 3 CAPTIN JOHN ORAM & CAPt SAMl TEAZE ---
Bell 4 EDWARD MORRISH & RICHARD MORRISH 1747
Bell 5 BILBIE THE FOUNDER RUGG THE HANGER
  CARTER THE SMITH & TREBLE RINGER ---
Bell 6 THE HONble SIR WILLIAM COURTENAY
  BARONET THE REV ROBt CHUTE VICAR
  THE REVd Wm HATHERLEY CURATE
  Wm CLIFFORD MOSTYN ESQ & Wm MANN GENTS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1847
   
KILMINGTON
Bell 1 IAMES ANNING C.W. 1759
Bell 2 Mr IAMES ANNING CHURCHWARDEN 1759
Bell 4 Mr FRANCIS ANNING & Mr LAURANCE WHITE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1775
Bell 5 IOHN PRINGLE IOHN TVCHER
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1672
 
KINGSBRIDGE
Bell 1 ROBERT NEAL & IOHN BEER C.W. 1779
Bell 6 Mr RICHd HAWKINS INo PHILLIPS &
  Mr KNOWLING HAWKINS IUNr
  CH. WARDENS 1781
 
KINGSKERSWELL
Bell 4 WILLIAM NECK & JOHN PECKERS C.W. 1815
Bell 5 EDWARD ADDICOTT KITSON VICAR &
  AARON NECK CURATE 1815
 
KINGSNYMPTON
Bell 4 SIR HENRY NORTHCOTE BART THO WEBBER
  GENT CHURCHWARDENS 1724
Bell 5 Sr HENRY NORTHCOTE BART THO WEBBER
  RECTOR 1724
 
KINGSTEIGNTON
Bell 1 Mr SAMUEL MUDGE & Mr NICHOLAS WATTS
  CH. WARDENS 1766
Bell 2 Mr Wm WAYE & Mr T PEARCE
  CHURCH WARDENS 1774
Bell 3 I BURNELL W WAYE WARDENS 1726
Bell 5 THE REVd CHRISTOPHER BEERE VICAR
  WILLIAM WAYE RICHARD WESTLAKE
  WARDENS 1746
 
KINGSTON
Bell 1 IO ADAMS ANT WARD WARDENS 1690
Bell 4 THOMAS SHIPHERD WARDEN 1601
 
KNOWSTONE
Bell 2 PETER SEAMAN CHVRCH WARDEN 1670
 
LAMERTON
Bell 5 RICHARD ROWE THOMAS ROBINS RICHARD
  IOHN SALTREN ROBINS THOMAS WEEKES
  DANIEL GUNDY WILLIAM WEVEL ROWE
  WALTER WEEKES ---
Bell 6 EDWARD FURSDON VICAR CHARLES MORGAN
  THOMAS RICKARD CHURCHWARDENS
  IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD MDCCCXLIV
 
LANDKEY
Bell 5 IOHN BUDD GENT PHILIP DART C.W. ---
Bell 6 NICHs DYER MINISTr
  IOHN BUDD GENT & PHILIP DART
  CHURCHWARDENS 1788
 
LANGTREE
Bell 4 W RODD OVERSEER REV IOHN PRUST RECTOR
  S. BONIFANT I COPP
  CHURCHWARDENS 1835
Bell 5 REV IOHN MOORE RECTOR
  ELIAS TUCKER & THOMAS RODD C.W. 1816
 
LAPFORD
Bell 5 IOHN RADFORD RECTOR
  PHIPIP KELLAND
  C. WARDEN 1797
 
LEW TRENCHARD
Bell 2 IOHN GOTHAM C.W. 1769
Bell 3 RICHARD YOULDEN WARDEN 1758
Bell 5 RIC WILLIAM ELFORD RECTOR
  HENRY CHOWEN & WILLIAM PALMER C.W. 1804
 
LIDFORD
Bell 4 WILLIAM POWEL C.W. 1789
Bell 5 THOMAS PEARCE HOCKIN RECTOR 1789
 
LIFTON
Bell 4 ROGER JACKSON & RICHd PALMER C.Ws 1827
Bell 6 THIS BELL WAS RECAST TO THE GLORY
  OF GOD BY VOLUNTARYCONTRIBUTION
  THE REVd T W MARTYN GAVE £50 1827
Bell 8 Wm ARUNDEL HARRIS ESQr GENEROUSLY
  CONTRIBUTED £50 AND HIS SON WILLIAM
  REINFRED ARUNDEL HARRIS £5 TO THESE
  BELLS 1827
 
LITTLEHAM (North Devon)
Bell 2 IOHN SQUIRE 1825
 
LITTLEHAM
Bell 1 IOHN BASTIN CHURCHWARDEN
  REVd THOMAS BOLES CURATE 1801
Bell 3 THOs BURGIN CH. WARDEN 1731
Bell 4 PHILIP DRAKE GENT ROGER WEEKES
  ROGER COVLD IOHN SALTER 1692
Bell 5 IOHN DRAKE GENT EDWARD HOLLWELL ESQ
  THOMAS REED VIC 1692
 
LITTLE TORRINGTON
Bell 4 IOHN ROGER & SAMUEL ARNOLD C.W. 1804
Bell 5 PETER GLUBB RECTOR 1804
 
LITTLE HEMPSTON
Bell 1 H HELE RECTOR T WHITEWAY W REEP
  WARDENS 1847
Bell 5 WALTER BOGAN ESQr IOHN LEGASICK
  RECTOR THOMAS MVDGE EDMVND MVDGE
  WARDENS 1700
 
LODDISWELL
Bell 4 NICHOLAS LUSCOMBE & WILLIAM PITTS C.W. 1790
Bell 5 NICHO THOs FREKE VICAR
  EDWARD HELLIER & THOs WILLING C.W. 1782
 
LOXHORE
Bell 3 SAMl HARDING & DAVID BOODE CH WARDENS 1742
Bell 4 THE REVd Mr JOHN QUICK RECTOR 1742
 
LUPPITT
Bell 2 EDWARD HARRISON CHURCHWARDEN 1774
 
LUFFINCOTT
Bell 3 EDMOND ASCOT ESQVR CHURCHWARDEN  
  I ABBVT 1625
 
LUSTLEIGH
Bell 2 Mr ELIAS CUMING & Mr IOHN AMERY JUNr
  CHURCHWARDENS 1799
Bell 4 Mr IOHN AMERY & Mr ELIAS COMING
  CHURCHWARDENS 1799
 
LYMPSTONE
Bell 3 ROBERT PERIAM ISAAC BAKER
  CH. WARDENS 1746
Bell 4 IACOB BAKER ISAAC BAKER
  CH.WARDENS 1746
Bell 5 IOHN LEE A.M. RECTOR 1746
 
LYNTON
Bell 2 DAVID KNIGHT JOHN KNIGHT
  CH.WARDENS
  IO BROWNING VICOR OF LYE 1707
MAKER
Bell 3 REVd ROBERT HUGHES WILLIAM LITTLE
  WILLIAM VALLACH CHURCH WARDENS 1808
Bell 4 W L W V CH.W 1808
Bell 5 W LITTLE & W VALLACK CHURCH WARDENS 1808
Bell 6 THE REVd ROBERT HUGHES WILLIAM LITTLE
  WILLIAM VALLACK CHURCH WARDENS 1808
 
MAMHEAD
Bell 1 I D & W B C.WARDENS 1763
Bell 2 Mr I D & Mr W B CHURCHWARDENS 1763
Bell 4 IAMES DAVIS & WILLIAM BRADDON
  CH. WARDENS 1763
Bell 5 THE HONOURABLE WILLIAM VAUGHAN ESQ 1763
 
MANATON
Bell 1 REVD Wm CARWITHEN M A RECTOR
  ALEXR NOSWORTHY STEPN NOSWORTHY
  CHURCHWARDENS 1827
 
MARLBOROUGH
Bell 4 N IARVIS & THOMAS ADAMS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1805
Bell 5 IARVIS FAIRWEATHER & WILLIAM IARVIS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1812
 
MARLDON
Bell 1 ABRAHAM BATTE THOMAS BARTER
  CHURCHWARDENS ---
Bell 2 IOHN DREWE PETER STASE
  CHVRCHWARDENS 1636
Bell 4 same as second 1636
 
MARWOOD
Bell 1 THOMAS WATTS IOHN KELLY WILLIAM BERRY
  GEORGE SMITH THOMAS HEATH 1771
Bell 2 THOMAS HARTNOLL IOHN LAMPREY
  IOHN MULES 1771
Bell 3 Mr THOMAS SHARLAND & Mr GEORGE
  HORWOOD CH.WARDENS 1771
Bell 5 GEORGE LEY SENr GEORGE LEY IUNr ESQrs 1771
Bell 6 THE REVd RICHARD HARDING RECT 57 YEARS ---
 
MARIANSLEIGH
Bell 2 PETER ROCKE 1720
Bell 4 ROBERT ROSTER RECTOR
  PHILIP COOKE CH.W. 1720
 
MARY CHURCH
Bell 1 WILLIAM AYNELL 1676
Bell 2 IAMES AYNELL & ROBERT WAYMOUTH
  WARDENS      JAMES SALTER VICKER ---
Bell 3 WILLIAM AYNELL BAR PITT       WARDENS 1676
Bell 4 JOHN LEAR ESQ I SALTER VICER 1707
Bell 5 FR TAPLEY SOL SMERDON WARDENS ---
 
MARYSTOW
Bell 6 NAMES OF FEOFFEES OF THORNE ESTATE A D 1829
  REVd T ROBYNS VICAR REVd H H TREMAYNE
  I H TREMAYNE ESQ I CORBY C.W.
  L HAMS G HAMS N CORNELIUS I NORTHEY 1829
 
MARY TAVY
Bell 1 WILLIAM CAKE C.WARDEN 1720
Bell 2 IOHN BADCOCK ROGER GLANVIL 1720
Bell 4 IOHN FRANCIS BULLER ESQ 1720
Bell 5 THOMAS ROSKILLY C.W.
  REVd IOHN BULLER RECTOR 1809
 
MEMBURY
Bell 1 Mr IOHN BAKER Mr FRANCIS LEWIS
  WARDENS 1723
Bell 4 SAMUEL HARVEY IOHN LONG
  CHURCH WARDENS 1781
 
MEAVY
Bell 4 WILLIAM ......BALCHFORD C.W. 1814
Bell 5 IOSEPH MORTIMORE C.W.
  IACOB CREBER S.M. (sidesman) 1778
Bell 6 Rd Dr BAKER RECTOR 1778
 
MEETH
Bell 1 THO LEY RECTOR IOHN LOUGG GENT
  SAM IERMAN WARDENS 1714
Bell 4 TH OLEY RECTOR IOHN LVGG GENT
  SAM IERMAN WARDENS 1714
 
MERTON
Bell 4 ANANIAS BENNETT ROBERT BROWNE
  WARDENS 1669
Bell 6 JOHN YEO RECT
  IOHN HOW SAMVEL FRAINE CH. WARDENS 1752
 
MESHAW
Bell 1 Mr ROBERT EASTMOND CHURCH WARDEN 1798
Bell 2 Mr ROBERT EASTMOND 1798
Bell 3 Mr ROBERT EASTMOND 1798
Bell 4 Mr ROBERT EASTMOND CH.W
  REVd WILLIAM TANNER RECTOR 1798
 
MILTON ABBOT
Bell 2 MAURICE DOIDGE C.W. ---
Bell 4 R R and R E; C T; C.W. 1769
Bell 5 RICHARD RUNDLE AND RICHARD EDGCUMBE
  GENT C.W. 1769
Bell 6 IOHN VICKERY VICr 1769
 
MILTON SOUTH
Bell 3 HENRY GILBERT; W. 1766
Bell 5 WILLIAM ILBERT ESQr THOs PYLE VICAR
  Mrs IOAN & ELIZ. ROOPEs 1776
 
MILTON DAMEREL
Bell 1 WALTER ELFORD RECTOR THOMAS ALLEN C.W.
  MILTON D C P 1758
Bell 2 HYM DEANE ANTO HOBBS SIDESMEN ---
Bell 3 I P A HOBBS WARDEN F & R THO BRADG. 1658
  Footnote:
  Saturday , December 3, 1864 several peals of six score
  Grandsire Doubles were rung on these bells by a band
  from Calstock, viz: Treble John Cocks; 2nd John Baker;
  3rd H.R.Trelawney, esq.; 4th Jos Hooper; 5th J.Dormer;
  tenor S.Parish.
 
MODBURY
Bell 2 REV WILLIAM STACKHOUSE VICAR 1806
Bell 3 PETER WHITE GENT & WILLIAM KERLOCK GENT
  CHURCHWARDENS 1806
Bell 4 ROBERT RUSSEL VESTRY WARDEN 1806
Bell 5 P W W K CH W 1806
Bell 6 REV WILLIAM STACKHOUSE VICAR
  PETER WHITE GENT & WILLIAM KERLOCK GENT
  CH. WARDENS ---
  Footnote:
  "December 21, 1806. The Modbury bells were rung this day at
  Cullompton, and thought to be a good peal, in the presence of
  Robt. Horswell, Richd Paige, Philip Light, and Wm Horswell;
  when all four dined with Mr Brutton, Vicar of Cullompton, that
  day being Sunday, and the shortest day in the year, were
  entertained in a most respectable manner by the said vicar, having
  a rump of beef, and a shoulder of pork, for dinner, with wine and
  other liquors after to make use of."
  "The bells were first rung the 15th day of April, 1807, by Aveton
  Gifford ringers, then rung and chimed by Plymouth ringers. A
  handsome dinner was then provided by Mr Brooking, at the
  Exeter Inn, and the day spent in a jovial manner in innocent
  mirth, and quite unanimous. The bell-founder and the parish
  were the founders of the feast" (From a Parishioner's Memorandum)
 
MOLLAND BOTTREAUX
Bell 3 Mr WHIGHT VIKER JOHN NEWTON WARDEN 1700
 
MONKLEIGH
Bell 2 HVMPHRY VIGERS HE GAVE THIS BELL
  I WILL YOU TELL 1771
Bell 4 REVd I HARDING VICAR
  I LEWIS & W CANN C.WARDNS 1833
 
MONK-OKEHAMPTON
Bell 4 R I DOWNE R I BROKE R O CLAP C WARDENS 1687
MORCHARD BISHOP
Bell 1 Mr IOHN LEANT & Mr IOHN GRANT
  CHURCHWARDENS 1738
Bell 4 HENRY CHURCHILL RECTOR
  PETER COMYNS JUNr GENT PETER CUMMYNS
  CH.WARDENS 1724
 
MOREBATH
Bell 4 IOHN PEARCE GENT CH WARDEN 1712
Bell 5 THE REVEND Mr RICHARD SHARP RECTR 1742
 
MORETONHAMPSTEAD
Bell 5 IAMES PYNES D D RECTOR IAMES FYNES GENT
  AND NICHOLAS LIGHTFOOT 1762
Bell 6 IAMES FYNES D D RECTOR 1762
 
MORTHOE
Bell 3 WILLIAM COLLAMOR & THOMAS PERING 1657
 
MUSBURY
Bell 1 Mr W Ag & Mr I R CH. W. 1785
Bell 2 Mr W A & Mr I R CH. W 1785
Bell 3 Mr WILLIAM ANNING & MR IOHN READ
  CHURCH WARDENS 1785
Bell 4 W A & Mr I R CH.W. 1785
Bell 5 Mr WILLIAM ANNING & Mr IOHN READ
  CHURCHWARDENS 1785
 
NEWTON FERRERS
Bell 3 JOHN YOUNGE RECTOR ?1756
  RECAST 1864 1864
Bell 4 JOHN YONGE RECTOR 1756
 
NEWTON S.CYRES
Bell 4 THOMAS HOLMES Mr W HILL CH.WARDEN 1733
 
NEWTON S.PETROCK
Bell 1 R POTTER REC C BROWNINGE Io POTTER
  CHURCHWARDENS 1671
 
NORTHAM
Bell 3 THE REVd IOSHUA BOWDEN VICAR OF
  ST MARYS CHURCH NORTHAM 1770
Bell 4 Mr THOMAS CHAPELL AND Mr SHAXON
  CHURCH WARDENS 1770
 
NORTHLEW
Bell 4 EDWARD WATKINS C.W. 1772
 
NORTH MOLTON
Bell 1 Mr IOHN DEE AND Mr WILLIAM IAMES
  CH. WARDENS 1784
Bell 2 Ditto 1784
Bell 3 (Churchwardens' names repeated) 1784
Bell 4 Mr DANIEL PURCHASE & Mr IAMES SMITH
  CHURCHWARDENS 1809
Bell 5 Mr IOHN DEE & WILLIAM IAMES
  CHURCHWARDENS 1784
Bell 6 (Names of the churchwardens repeated) 1784
 
NYMET TRACIE or BOW
Bell 4 Wm WESTERN AND INo SWEET C.W. 1765
Bell 5 GEORGE KNOWLING AND Mr ABRAHAM SMALE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1754
 
NYMET ROWLAND
  1 bell - no names
  Footnote:
  This is in as bad a state as I have seen; floor broken, the
  staircase filled with daw's work. It was with difficulty
  I climbed it like a chimney, afterwards I lowered myself
  with the bell-rope which I had pulled up. - H.T.E. July 17, 1864
 
OAKFORD
Bell 1 IOHN MILNER WILLIAM MAUNDER
  CHURCHWARDENS 1825
Bell 6 REV RICHARD HAYDON RECTOR
  OBIT JANRY 25, 1738 1825
Bell 7 REVD IAMES PARKIN RECTOR FROM
  IANRY 1786 TO AUGUST 1812 1825
Bell 8 THESE EIGHT BELLS WERE GIVEN TO
  THE CHURCH BY THE REVD JAMES PARKIN
  RECTOR 1825
  Footnote:
  This peal was opened December 26, 1826, by a band
  of ringers from Bristol, who rang a peal of 5040 Grandsire
  Triples. The bells were well struck, and brought round in
  2 hours 54 minutes, by John Davis, treble; Wm Smith, 2nd;
  John Morgan, 3rd; Wm Cary, 4th; Wm Tylee, 5th; Abm Davis, 6th;
  Wm Mangrove, 7th; Wm Hill, tenor.
  November 10, 1864
 
OFFWELL
Bell 5 Sr EDMUND PRIDEAUX NICOLAS DILLING
  WARDENS WILLIAM BENDLE MINISTER
  JOHN FORD 1709
 
OGWELL, WEST
Bell 3 REVd I B WIDBORNE RECTOR R RENDELL
  CHURCH WARDENS ---
 
OKEHAMPTON All Saints
Bell 3 IOHN LUXMORE MAYOR IOHN COLLING
  CHURCHWARDENS ---
Bell 6 IOHN HOCKIN VICAR I LUXMORE MAYOR
  W LUXMORE C LYMBEARE W DODGE
  C CUNNINGHAM I COLLING H RICHARDS
  I CARTER I LETHBRIDGE R WEEKS
  PARISH BURGESSES ---
  C MARTIN P WARNER I LUXMORE
  W BEZZELL, ASSISTANTS 1750
 
OKEHAMPTON S. James
  1 bell only - no names
  Footnote:
  This bell is rung as Curfew every night at eight;
  morning at five in summer, at six in winter.
  May 17, 1865
 
OTTERTON
Bell 1 ARCHDEACON MOORE VICAR
  Mr INo DYER IAMES RIDLE
  CHURCH WARDENS 1824
Bell 3 Mr W L & Mr I C CH. W. 1777
Bell 4 Mr WILLIAM JACKSON & Mr IOHN CHORLEY
  CHURCHWARDENS 1777
Bell 5 VEN ARCHDEACON MOORE STEVENS VICAR
  Mr THOMAS CARTER HENRY ROBERT
  CHURCHWARDENS 1846
 
OTTERY ST MARY
Bell 2 THOMAS SVMMERS WILLIAM PORTBVRY
  THOMAS WILLES DARDENS 1680
Bell 3 WILLIAM HVLL WILLIA LEETT
  THOAS MICHELL CHVRCH WARDENS 1680
Bell 5 Mr ROBERT WARREN Mr THOMAS GIBBINS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1790
Bell 6 Mr RICHARD PVTT Mr GIDEON MARKER
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1727
 
PAINGTON
Bell 3 IEFFERY GOODRIDGE THO DISTIN
  WARDENS 1748
Bell 4 Ditto 1748
Bell 5 ROBERT BUTLAND & IOHN DISTIN OF SHORTON
  CHURCHWARDENS 1805
Bell 6 ROBERT ROPES WILLIAM FVRNIS
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1641
 
PANCRASWYKE
Bell 1 ANDREW GIFFORD 1721
Bell 2 Ditto 1721
 
PARKHAM
Bell 5 EDWARD GROOM WILLIAM PICKARD C.W. 1778
 
PARRACOMBE
Bell 1 WILL MORTYMER IAMES GRADEN
  WARDENS 1669
Bell 2 JOHN BUNT RICHARD HARTON
  CH WARDENS 1748
Bell 3 RICHARD BALE JOHN GEENE 1658
 
PAYHEMBURY
Bell 1 JOHANNI WILLOVGBEI AR
  GILBERTI SANDYS JOHANNI SALTER
  CHRISTOPHERI FLEY NON PAROCHAE 1635
Bell 2 BENEFACTORBYS BONA JOHANNIS
  WILLOUGBI ARMIGERI 1635
Bell 6 JOHN VENN EDMUND FROST
  CHURCHWARDENS 1853
 
PETER'S MARLAND
Bell 1 JOHN ACKLAND CHVRCH WARDEN 1664
Bell 2 RICHARD STEVENS ESQ CH. WARDEN 1759
 
PETER TAVY
Bell 2 RICHARD ARTER C.W. 1790
Bell 3 R A C.W. 1790
Bell 5 THOMAS COLE JOHN WHITE CH. WARDENS 1748
 
PETHERWYN, NORTH
Bell 4 RICHARD HAWKE & IOHN SHEERE 1779
Bell 5 EDMUND HERRING VICAR 1779
 
PETROCKSTOWE
Bell 5 IAMES MESSENGER RECTOR 1806
 
PILTON
Bell 1 ROBERT CHICHESTER OF HALL
  OUT OF GOODWILL TO THE BOROUGH OF
  BARNSTAPLE CAUSED ME TO BE MADE ---
Bell 3 R CHICHESTER ESQ OF HALL CAUSED ME
  AND THE 4TH AND 6TH TO BE RECAST AND
  US TO BE MADE Mr W MATTHEW
  Mr T BRAYLEY CHURCHWARDENS 1853
Bell 6 THE REVd Wm C HALL MINISTER OF PILTON
  OUR PRINCIPAL BENEFACTOR 1853
 
Bell 8 PHILIP ROGERS GENT STEPHEN BERRY GENT
  CHURCHWARDENS 1712
  Footnote:
  A new and substantial cage given by R. Chichester, Esq.
 
PINHOE
Bell 2 ROBERT TAYLOR EDWARD WILLIAMS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1691
Bell 3 RICHARD FORDE IAMES SANDERS
  CHVRCHWARDENS 1655
 
PLYMOUTH S. Andrew
8 bells - no names
  Footnote:
  On a tablet in the lower part of the tower it is recorded that
  the tenor weighs 35 cwt 45 lbs. The old bell was cracked
  December 1839, "by being struck too near the rim in
  consequence of the descent of the clapper from long use."
  It was inscribed:
  EGO SUM VOX CLAMANTIS PARATE
  ZACH MUDGE VICAR
  GEORGE MARSHALL RICHARD HICKS
  ECCLES GUARD
 
PLYMOUTH Charles the Martyr
Bell 1 REVD HENRY ADDINGTON GREAVES VICAR
  IOHN EDWARDS BLEWETT WILLIAM DAVEY
  CHURCHWARDENS 1856
 
PLYMPTON S.MARY
Bell 1 IOHN PARKER CENIOR IOHN PARKER IUNr
  AND MOUNT PARKER ESQrs
  R. HONEY W WAYETT C.W. 1766
Bell 3 IOHN PARKER ESQr TRIM AVANT GENT
  IOHN PEARSE CH.WARDENS 1754
Bell 4 IOHN PARKER AND FRANCIS PARKER ESQVIRES
  STEPHEN CUDLIP RICHARD TRENEMAN
  CH WDs 1725
Bell 5; IOHN PARKER AND FRANCIS PARKER ESQVIRES
  STEVEN CUDLIP RICHARD TRENEMAN 1725
Bell 6 Mr MARIE STRODE THE FOUNDER OF
  THIS BELL 1614
  Footnote:
  On the 31st of December, 1864, six different peals of
  "six score" grandsire doubles were rung on these bells
  by Mr H.R.Trelawny's band from Calstock, treble J.Cox;
  2nd, J. Baker; 3rd, H.R.Trelawny, Esq.; 4th, J.Hooper;
  5th, J.Dormer; tenor, S.Parish.
 
PLYMPTON EARL or S. MAURICE
Bell 4 GEORGE TREBY ESQ 1735
 
PLYMSTOCK
Bell 1 IOHN HARRIS ESQ 1739
Bell 2 CHARLES BAKER RICHARD BADCOCK
  WARDENS 1738
Bell 3 SILAS BICKFORD C B R B
  WARDENS 1739
Bell 4 CHARLES BAKER RICHARD BADCOCK
  WARDENS 1739
 
PLYMTREE
Bell 1 EDWARD OSPRINCE HOLLWELL RECTOR
  CHARLES HARWARD THOMAS GRIFFIN
  CHURCHWARDENS  
  ERECTED & RAISED BY SUBSCRIPTION 1826
Bell 2 Ditto as to name of Rector
  WILLIAM BRICE EDMOND MIDDLETON
  CHURCHWARDENS  
  ERECTED 1826
Bell 4 CHRISTOPHER BAKER JOHN TILLY
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1669
Bell 5 REVD EDWARD OSPRINCE HOLLWELL MINISTER
  JOHN DIMOND BENJAMIN PARRIS
  CHURCHWARDENS 1829
 
POLTIMORE
Bell 4 EDWARD BRADFORD RECTOR 1723
Bell 5 MATT BAMBURY PHILIP MILES
  CH.WARDENS 1723
Bell 6 SIR COPLESTONE WARWICK BAMFYLDE
  BENEFACTOR 1723
 
POOLE, SOUTH
Bell 5 ROBERT LAKE ESQr AND IOHN LUSCOMBE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1762
 
POUGHILL
Bell 5 THOMAS MELHUISH CHURCHWARDEN 1814
 
POWDERHAM
Bell 2 IOHN ALLERTON GILES KINGWILL
  CHVRCHWARDENS 1696
Bell 3 THOMAS BURRIDGE CHURCHWARDEN 1764
 
PUDDINGTON
Bell 1 IOHN BLACKDON WARDn 1742
Bell 2 Mr IOHN BEER Mr IOHN BLGDON
  IOHN WALLIS C.W. 1787
 
PUTFORD, WEST
Bell 1 WILLIAM NICHOLS HVGH MILL
  CHURCHWARDENS ---
Bell 2 HVGH MILL GENT WARDEN
  PETER HARRIS RECTOR 1729
Bell 4 ATHO GREGORY REC
  HVGH MILL WARDEN ---
 
PYWORTHY
Bell 1 I V I B CWs 1758
Bell 2 I V I B CWs 1758
Bell 4 Mr IOHN VOWLER AND IAMES BALLAMY
  C. WARDENS Mr OLIVER ROWSE RECT 1758
 
RACKENFORD
Bell 3 REVd W COMINS RECTOR
  R.KENT CHURCHWARDEN 1839
Bell 5 REVd JOHN COMINS RECTOR
  THOMAS AYRE CHURCHWARDEN 1806
 
RATTERY
Bell 3 PHILIP LUSCOMBE AND INO CHAFF C.W. 1763
Bell 4 ROBERT SAVERY VICAR
  P L; I C; CH WS 1733
 
REVELSTOKE
Bell 2 HENRY POLLEXFEN GENTLEMAN
  CHVRCH WARDEN 1634
 
REWE
Bell 5 Mr THOMAS PACKER CH WARDEN 1773
 
RINGMORE
Bell 2 NICHOLAS HOOPELL CH WARDEN 1692
Bell 3 IAMES GILBERT 1740
 
ROBOROUGH
Bell 5 THIS PEAL WAS RECAST BY SUBSCRIPTION
  HENRY HOLE ESQr OF EBBERLEY HOUSE
  GAVE FIFTY POUNDS HIS MOTIVE IS PUBLIC
  GOOD ---
Bell 6 THE OLD TENOR BELL WAS GIVEN BY
  ROGER WOOLACOMB ESQ 1706 1706
  RECAST WHEN PEAL OF FIVE WAS MADE
  INTO SIX 1823
 
ROCKBEARE
Bell 1 Mr ROBt BASSTON Mr IOHN PATCH
  CHURCHWARDEN 1787
Bell 2 IOHN EVELEIGH Wm NORRISH
  CHURCHWARDEN 1637
Bell 3 NICHOLAS GOULD IOSEPH PAYNE
  CHURCHWARDEN 1761
Bell 4 Mr EDWn PAYNE Mr W PATCH C.W. 1767
 
ROMANSLEIGH
Bell 1 ROBERT BVLLED IOHN BVSTON 1680
Bell 3 IOHN WATTS RECTOR AMES BVLLED  
  WARDEN IOHN HEAL 1680
 
ROSE ASH
Bell 4 IOHN TANNER OF MONSON IOHN DODGE
  OF CATKILL CH WARDENS 1728
Bell 5 I T DAVY & I TANNER CH WARDENS
  REV I SOUTHWOOD RECTOR 1806
 
SALCOMBE REGIS
Bell 2 PHILIP HOOPER IONATHAN CONNETT
  WARDENS 1633
Bell 3 ANTONY THRVSCOMBE NICHOLAS FORWARD
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1637
 
SAMPFORD COURTENAY
Bell 4 IOHN LETT AND THOMAS HEATHMAN
  C.W. 1770
Bell 5 IOHN HEATH RECTOR 1770
 
SAMPFORD PEVERELL
Bell 3 W F S & Mr H S CH. WARDENS 1761
Bell 4 C S SURRAGE & Mr HUGH SWEETLAND
  CHURCH WARDENS 1761
Bell 5 THIS BELL WAS RECAST BY THE JOINT
  SUBSCRIPTIONS OF THE RECTOR AND
  PARISHIONERS A D 1863
  I BEEDELL W PAYNES CHURCHWARDENS 1863
 
SAMPFORD SPINEY
Bell 1 AMBRES FORTESQE IO GODE WARDEN 1674
Bell 2 IOHN BOOMAN IOHN DENNING
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1653
Bell 3 WALT KING RICHd KING Sd MAN 1764
 
SANDFORD
Bell 4 ROBERT SNOW AND RICHARD STONEMAN
  CH WARDENS 1748
 
SATTERLEIGH
Bell 1 IOHN THORN CH WARDEN 1722
Bell 3 IAMES HENWOOD RECTOR I C W.
  IOHN THORN GENT 1714
SEATON
Bell 3 IOSEPH POOPE ELLIS CARTER
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1663
 
SHAUGH
Bell 5 IOHN LILLICRAPE C.W.
  IOHN MUMFORD IOHN PEARSE S. 1769
Bell 6 EDWARD DAMARELL 1769
 
SHEBBEAR
Bell 1 HENRY HEARN THOMAS BALKWILL
  CHURCHWARDENS 1863
Bell 5 WILLIAM HOCKIN & IOHN BRENT C.W. 1792
Bell 6 HENRY HEARN THOMAS BALKWILL
  CHURCHWARDENS 1863
 
SHEEPSTOR
Bell 4 ROBERT ANDREW C.W. 1769
Bell 5 ARTHUR CREW VICr 1769
  Footnote:
  This is the only old Tower I did not go up. I went into
  the lower part of it, for the Church was open, but the
  key to the staircase could not be found.
  The above inscription and measurements were taken
  by the clerk of the parish, and kindly sent to me by
  Mr Cook, the Vicar of Bickleigh, November 20, 1865.
 
SHERFORD
Bell 5 WILLIAM CORNISH & WALTER LAMBLE
  C.W. 1798
 
SHILLINGFORD
Bell 1 JOHN WHITING CHRISTOPHER DICKER
  WARDEN 1716
 
SHIRWELL
Bell 5 Wm BAKER CH. WARDEN 1733
Bell 6 Sr IOHN CHICHESTER BART
  CHRISTOr BOYSE RECTr 1733
 
SHOBROOKE
Bell 4 Mr IOHN LAKE WARDEN 1760
Bell 5 Mr WILLIAM ROWE CHURCHWARDEN 1760
 
SHUTE
Bell 1 I B SELLWOOD VICAR
  R DOMETT G CUMMINGS CHURCHWARDENS ----
  RECAST 1864
Bell 2 I D & I H CH. WARDENS 1761
Bell 4 Mr IOHN DUNNING & Mr IOHN HARRIS
  CH. WARDENS ---
Bell 5 THE REVEREND GEORGE ANSTIS VICAR 1761
 
SIDBURY
Bell 2 HERCVLES SEARELE IOHN DAVYE
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1662
Bell 3 RICHARD COLLES ELLIS HEADON 1668
Bell 4 THE REVn WILLIAM IENKINS
  MR JOHN WEST CHURCHWARDENS 1752
Bell 5 IAMES HVYSHE HENREY CONENT GENT
  WARDENS 1712
Bell 6 THE REV IOHN SLEECH VICAR
  Mr GEORGE FARTHING & Mr THOs NOSSITER
  CH. WARDENS 1776
 
SIDMOUTH
Bell 1 THE GIFT OF J L FISH ESQRE OF KNOWLE COTTAGE
  TO THE REVD W JENKINS & PRESENTED TO THE
  PARISH 24 MAY 1844, I JENKINS A M VICAR
  JOHN BARRETT JOSEPH HOOKE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1844
Bell 2 IAMs PERYMAN GEO CAWLEY THOs LYDE 1708
Bell 3 JOHN PYTT 1667
Bell 5 Mr HENRY CONANT THO STOCKER
  STEP STOCKER NICHs AVSTIN 1708
Bell 6 NICHs WOOD IOHN WARREN
  WARDENS 1708
 
SILVERTON
Bell 1 RICHd WILLS & PH BROADHEAD BUSTARD
  GENT CH. Ws 1743
Bell 2 Ditto
Bell 3 Ditto
Bell 4 Ditto
Bell 5 Ditto
Bell 6 CHARLES TRIPP D D RECTOR
  CHARLES PLAYER & SAMUEL GARDINER
  CHURCHWARDENS 1845
 
SLAPTON
Bell 4 THOMAS HODGE AND WILLIAM PAIGE
  C.W. 1775
Bell 5 WILLIAM BASTARD HENRY PAIGE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1858
 
SOURTON
Bell 1 Mr I P & Mr R A CH. W 1776
Bell 3 Mr I P & Mr R A C.W. 1776
Bell 4 Mr IAMES PELLOW & Mr ROBERT ADFORD
  CHURCHWARDENS 1776
 
SOUTHLEIGH
Bell 2 CLEMENT BATSTONE WILLIAM EARLE
  WARDENS 1715
Bell 3 ANDERW HAM RICHARD ROBARTS
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1663
Bell 4 Mr IOHN FRENCH RECTOR
  Mr IERROM CLAPP WILLIAM WILCOX
  WARDENS 1718
 
SPREYTON
Bell 1 NATHl RISDON ESQr
  IOHN CANN OF FEWEDGE GENT 1733
Bell 2 THOMAS HORE IOHN TRASY
  CHVRCH WARDEN 1678
Bell 3 MR WM C CANN NORTH BEER
  CHURCH WARDEN 1837
 
Bell 4 NATHANIEL RISDON ELLINOR BATTSHILL
  WILLIAM DICKER WARDENS 1650
Bell 5 IOHN CANN OF FUIDGE WARDEN 1726
 
SOUTHMOLTON
Bell 1 IOHN RAWDEN ALEXANDER SKINNER
  CHURCH WARDENS 1807
Bell 2 Ditto
Bell 3 Ditto
Bell 4 Ditto
Bell 5 Ditto
Bell 6 Ditto
Bell 7 Ditto
Bell 8 Ditto
 
SOWTON
Bell 8 (Long Latin verse and then:)
  Ionnes Garratt huius manerii dominus A S 1845 Rectore
  Georgio Barnes S T P Archidiaco Barum Sacrorum
  Custodibus Ionne Garratt et Ricardo Pydsley Architecto
  Ioanne Hayward.
 
STAVERTON
Bell 5 THOMAS BRADRIDGE ESQ CHURCH WARDEN 1798
Bell 6 REV H F HATHERLEY VICAR
  JOHN WHITEWAY JOHN HILL
  CHURCHWARDENS 1856
 
STOCKLAND
Bell 6 THOMAE STRANGWAYES HORNER
  Mr NICHOLAS BOUGHTON Mr IOHN WISCOMBE
  WARDENS ---
Bell 6 W T COX RECTOR  
  ----- CHURCHWARDENS 1780
 
STOCKLEIGH ENGLISH
Bell 3 HENRY BELLEW GENT
  THOMAS WELLINGTON 1769
 
STOKE CANON
Bell 1 RICHARD FURSDON CHVRCH WARDEN 1691
Bell 2 STEVEN FURSDON CHVRCH WARDEN
  GEORGE DODDRIDGE 1641
Bell 3 RICHARD FURSDON CH. WARDEN 1691
Bell 4 THO DOWN C.W. 1724
 
STOKE DAMEREL
Bell 1 Mr IAMES HORE & RALPH MAY CH. W 1789
Bell 6 Mr IAMES HORE & RALPH MAY
  CHURCH WARDENS 1789
 
STOKE FLEMING
Bell 4 WILLIAM LEACH HENRY NEAL NETHERTON 1777
Bell 5 IOHN HENRY SOUTHCOTT ESQr 1777
Bell 6 IOHN HENRY SOUTHCOTE ESQ
  GEORGE GOODREDGE RECTOR
  THOMAS LEACH & ARTHUR OLDRIEVE C.W. 1777
 
STOKE GABRIEL
Bell 1 Hy STUDDY WATTOM ESQ MDCCCXLV
Bell 2 M CHURCHWARD & P HULME
  WARDENS MDCCCXLV
Bell 4 LEWIS FVLL GENT MATHEW CHVRCHWARD
  CHVRCHWARDEN 1648
Bell 5 NICHOLAS BOMAN IEFFERY FVLL
  WARDENS 1674
Bell 6 Mr I C IACKSON Mr MATHEW CHURCHWARD
  WARDENS 1827
 
STOKE RIVERS
Bell 5 Mr HENRY PARMINSTER RECTOR
  Mr Wm TAMLYN & Mr INo RIDD
  CHURCHWARDENS 1784
 
STOKENHAM
Bell 5 RICHARD LOYE AND IOHN COLLINGS C.W. 1776
 
STOKEINTEIGNHEAD
Bell 1 ROGER GASKING IOHN CODNER W. COCK 1728
Bell 2 WILLIAM RENDELL CHVCH WARDEN 1676
Bell 4 (Latin phrase and then:)
  1592 henricu dolin rector john dooke 1592
 
STOODLEIGH
Bell 1 IOHN BENNETT CHURCH WARDEN
  THOMAS DANIEL ESQUr PATRON 1847
Bell 2 Ditto
Bell 3 Ditto
Bell 4 Mr THOMAS TALLEY CHVRCH WARDEN 1736
 
STOWFORD
Bell 1 CHRISTOPHER HARRIS ESQr 1770
Bell 2 IOHN MARTEN WARDEN
  CHRISTOPHER HARRIS ESQVAIER ---
Bell 3 CHRISTOPHER HARRIS ESQVIER 1710
Bell 4 CHRISTOPHER HARRIS ESQAVIER 1710
Bell 6 GEORGE GAINSLADE C W 1804
 
SUTCOMBE
Bell 2 IOHN ALLING CH. WARDEN MDCCXX
Bell 3 IOHN BAYLY CH. WRDYN 1732
 
SWYMBRIDGE
Bell 5 Mr IOHN LEY CHURCHWARDEN 1753
 
SYDENHAM DAMEREL
Bell 4 THOMAS COLLILORD C.W. 1778
Bell 5 GEORGE IAGO RECTOR 1778
 
TALATON
Bell 1 IOHN WICKES CHURCHWARDEN 1661
Bell 2 Mr PHILIP PILE CHURCHWARDEN 1792
Bell 4 Mr IOHN BAILY CHURCHWARDEN 1751
 
TAVISTOCK
Bell 7 THE GIFT OF THE MOST NOBLE IOHN
  DUKE OFBEDFORD IN THE YEAR 1769
Bell 8 THE GIFT OF THE MOST NOBLE IOHN
  DUKE OF BEDFORD IN THE YEAR 1769
 
TAMERTON FOLIOT
Bell 5 RICHARD BOLD AND IAMES MARTYN C.W. 1773
Bell 6 WILLIAM IOPE VICAR 1773
 
TAWSTOCK
Bell 5 Mr PHILIP HILL AND Mr IOHN BROME
  CHURCHWARDENS 1753
Bell 6 THE REV Mr CHICHESTER WRAY RECTOR
  SIR BOUCHER WRAY BART 1753
 
TAWTON, SOUTH
Bell 5 FRANs MOORE RICHd LETHBRIDGE
  WARDENS  
  Ino NOSWORTHY VICAR 1744
 
TAWTON, NORTH
Bell 2 RICHARD PEARSE AND WEEKES HALL ESQ
  AND RICHARD HOLE CLERK DONORS 1765
Bell 5 Wm SKINNER SAMl BROCK W. 1765
Bell 6 THOMAS HOLE RECTORE
  WYCHARD INO WENSLEY WILLIAM KELLAND
  AND WILLIAM SUMMERS CH. WARDENS 1770
 
TEDBURNE ST MARY
Bell 1 THIS BELL WAS ADDED BY SUBSCRIPTION
  REVD CHARLES BURN RECTOR
  JOHN WILLS SAMUEL HODGE
  CHURCHWARDENS 1821
Bell 2 IOHN LANGDON AND PETER WILLIS
  WARDENS 1770
Bell 3 WILLIAM DAVIE RECTOR 1770
Bell 4 STEPHEN UPTON SAMUEL PALMER
  WARDENS 1736
 
Bell 5 STEPHEN UPTON SAMUEL PALMER
  WARDENS 1736
Bell 6 REV CHARLES BURNE RECTOR
  IOSEPH STONEMAN CHURCHWARDEN 1837
 
TEIGNGRACE
Bell 1 IOHN GIFFORD WARDEN 1791
 
TEMPLETON
Bell 2 DAVID YEA CH.WARDEN 1724
 
TETCOT
Bell 1 INO BEALE Wm DINHAM WARDENS 1717
 
THELBRIDGE
Bell 5 NATHL BENNETT WADHAM WYNDAM ESQ
  CHURCHWARDENS 1827
 
THORNBURY
Bell 1 Mr IOHN WATTS CHURCHWARDEN 1779
 
THORNCOMBE
Bell 3 Mr THOMAS FOLLETT Mr THOMAS FARNHAM
  CHURCHWARDENS 1800
Bell 4 Mr IOHN BATTISCOMBE & Mr THOMAS
  FOLLETT CHURCHWARDENS 1782
Bell 5 Mr ELIAS FORSEY & Mr GEORGE TRENCHARD
  CH. WARDENS 1772
  Footnote:
  As Thorncombe was formerly in the County and Diocese
  of Devon, I have introduced the parish here to enable me
  to embellish this history with one of the Brazier bells, which
  is at Ford Abbey in this parish.
 
THORVERTON
Bell 1 T FREEMAN VICAR GEO RADMORE
  ABM SKINNER CHURCHWARDENS 1861
Bell 2 Ditto
Bell 3 TVREN TVRNE THOMAS MASTERS
  WARDENS 1674
Bell 4 ZACHARY TRAVER THOMAS MASTERS
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1673
Bell 5 WILLIAM SHEER GEORGE GININGS
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1662
Bell 6 ZACHAR TRAVER THOMAS MARSHALL
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1673
 
THROWLEIGH
Bell 4 THOMAS MILLMAN C.W. 1763
Bell 5 IOHN BADDELEY RECTOR 1763
 
THURLESTONE
Bell 1 THO STEVENS GENT WARDEN
  THO CORNIAH RO STEVENS GENT 1697
Bell 2 Mr OSMOND MAUDANT AND Mr IOHN SQUARE
  CHURCH WARDENS 1844
Bell 3 IOHN BVCKLEY MINISTER 1654
Bell 4 THO SQUARE WARDEN 1748
Bell 5 THOMAS STEPHENS GENTLEMAN 1654
 
THRUSHLETON
Bell 1 IOHN TEESDALE VICA EDW DODG 1718
Bell 3 IOHN TEESDALE 1717
Bell 4 ED. DOIDGE IOHN COX 1718
Bell 5 ED. DODG AR. SOPER AN. BROAD IOHN COX 1717
 
TIVERTON S. Peter and S. Paul
Bell 7 Mr THOs ANSTEY Mr CLEMENT GOVETT
  CHURCHWARDENS 1737
Bell 8 Mr IOHN OWEN CHURCHWARDEN AND
  GEORGE OSMOND ESQ MAYOR 1736
 
TIVERTON S. Paul
No names (other than Founder Taylor & Co., Loughborough) @ 5 bells
  Footnote:
  Four not rung; used for clock chimes. Tenor fitted for ringing.
  on a beautiful clock, A DEO IN DEO
  All the gift of Mrs Brewin, of Hensleigh.
 
TOPSHAM
Bell 2 WALTER WOOD IOHN STONEMAN
  CHV WARDENS 1709
Bell 3 Ditto
Bell 4 IOHN CALL IOHN WARD
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1640
Bell 6 Mr HENRY BRAND Mr IOHN DAVIS
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1750
 
TOR MOHUN
Bell 2 IOHN IEFFRY EDWARD HUMPHREYS
  CHURCH WARDENS 1754
 
TOTNES
Bell 1 IAMES TEAPE MAYOR & RICHd VEAVASOR
  CHURCH WARDENS 1732
Bell 2 Ditto
Bell 3 Ditto
Bell 4 IAMES TEAPE ESQr MAYOR & RICHARD
  VAVASOR Gt, CHURCH WARDENS 1732
Bell 5 PRESENTED BY IOHN PENDER M P FOR
  TOTNES 1863
Bell 6 The same as is on the treble 1732
Bell 7 IAMES VEAPE ESQ MAYOR & RICHd
  VAVASOR Gt CHURCH WARDENS 1732
Bell 8 The same as on the 5th 1863
 
TOWNSTALL
Bell 4 Mr IOHN DOTTIN Mr THOMAS HOPE
  Mr ROGER MATHEW Mr IOHN SPARKE
  FEEOFFEES OF TOWNSTOLL PARISH LANDS 1700
 
TRUSHAM
Bell 1 IOHN STOOK GAVE THIS BELL 1684
Bell 2 NORMAN PERSON SANFORD TVUCKER
  WARDENS
Bell 4 JOHN STVK WARDEN 1676
 
TWITCHEN
Bell 1 IO COVRTNY ESQr ROG BOKINGHAM
  WARDEN 1695
Bell 3 WILLIAM MAWRY VICAR
  Mr LANGER CHVRCH WARDEN 1737
 
UFFCULME
Bell 3 IOHN BISHOP & THOMAS GANSEY GENT
  CHURCHWARDENS 1801
Bell 4 REVd I WINSOR VICAR I BISHOP GENT
  T GANSEY GENT CHURCHWARDENS 1801
Bell 5 REVd I WINSOR VICAR IOHN BISHOP GENT
  T GANSEY GENT CH WARDENS 1801
Bell 6 REVD GEORGE T SMITH VICAR
  HENRY DOBLE WILLIAM A WOOD
  CHURCH WARDENS 1847
 
UGBOROUGH
Bell 5 Mr IONATHAN GEST & Mr IOHN STENTIBER
  CH WARDENS 1764
Bell 6 Mr SAMPSON CROCKER CHURCH WARDEN 1804
Bell 8 Mr IOHN PAIN CHURCHWARDEN 1762
 
UPLOWMAN
Bell 2 HVGH POOL C WARDEN 1706
Bell 5 S PIDSLEY RECTOR
  S CHAVE C WARDEN 1820
 
UPOTTERY
Bell 5 JOHN DARBY SAML TUCKER
  CHURCHWARDENS 1818
 
UPLYME
Bell 4 REV N VEARE RECTOR
  W D PATTERSON & S GAGE CH. WARDENS 1805
Bell 6 REV NICHOLAS VEARE RECTOR
  WILLIAM DREWE PATERSON & SAMUEL GAGE
  CH. W 1805
 
UPTON, TORQUAY
Bell 8 THIS PEAL OF EIGHT BELLS ERECTED BY
  SUBSCRIPTION A D 1835 A SALVIN ARCHITECT
  I & W BUILDERS CHARLES KITSON & WILLIAM
  FAWCETT CHURCHWARDENS 1835
 
UPTON PYNE
Bell 1 EDM R C.W. 1755
Bell 2 EDM R C.W. 1755
Bell 3 Mr EDMUND R. CH. W 1755
Bell 4 Mr EDMUND ROBERTS CH.W 1755
Bell 5 EDMUND ROBERTS CHURCH WARDEN 1755
 
WALKHAMPTON
Bell 5 OLIVER ATWILL ROBERT DAMERELL C.W. 1769
 
WARKLEIGH
Bell 1 IQI GIFFORD ESq IAM PVGGER T M A B
  TO DAYER WARDEN 1695
 
WASHFIELD
Bell 1 Mr ROBERT MELHUISH CH. W 1787
Bell 3 THE REVd THOMAS WOOD RECTOR
  Mr ROBERT MELHUISH CH. W 1787
Bell 4 WE WERE FOUR CAST INTO FIVES IN YE
  YEAR 1787 BY ROBERT MELHUISH
  CHURCHWARDEN 1787
Bell 5 THE REVd THOMAS WOOD RECTOR
  Mr ROBERT MELHVISH CH. W 1787
 
WASHFORD PYNE
Bell 1 Mr WILLIAM BRAGG CH. WARDEN 1787
Bell 3 IOHN BRAGG CHURCHWARDEN 1731
 
WEAR GIFFORD
Bell 4 CALEB SQUIRE 1840
 
WELCOMBE
Bell 2 EMANUEL FIESH C. W. 1790
Bell 3 A C AUR HARWARD GENT ABRA CLEVERDON
  WARDEN 1731
 
WERRINGTON
Bell 1 NIC VEALE & INo STENLAKE C.W. 1769
Bell 2 Rt HON HUMPHREY MORRICE 1769
 
WESTLEIGH
Bell 3 PETER FEWINGS IOHN PHILLIPS WARDEN
  ELY FOSTER VIC 1694
 
WHITCHURCH
Bell 5 IOHN MOOR KNIGTON ESQr AND
  IOHN BERRIBALL C.W. 1786
Bell 6 HENRY PENGELLY VICAR 1786
 
WHITESTONE
Bell 1 Mr IOHN FARLAND CH WARDEN 1793
Bell 4 IOHN RADDON RICHARD REEVES
  CHURCHWARDENS 1834
 
WIDDECOMBE-IN-THE-MOOR
Bell 1 REVD I K MASON VICAR
  I NOSWORTHY R EASTERBROOK
  CHURCHWARDENS 1848
Bell 2 Ditto 1848
Bell 3 ROBEART HAMLYN SONNE OF IOHN
  HAMLYN CHITTLEFORD 1632
Bell 4 Mr IOHN HEXT & Mr GEORGE LEAMEN
  CH. WARDENS 1774
WIDWORTHY
Bell 2 W I TUCKER RECTOR ROBERT REED
  CHURCHWARDEN 1722
Bell 5 Mr RICHARD REED AND Mr ABRAHAM
  UNDERDOWN CHURCHWARDENS 1756
 
WILLAND
Bell 2 Mr ROBERT WERE CHURCHWARDEN 1751
 
WINKLEIGH
Bell 1 G L W H WARDENS 1724
Bell 2 GEORGE LETHBRIDGE WALTER HAYWARD
  CH. WARDENS 1724
Bell 4 IOHN NORTCOTT VICAR
  IOHN LETHERN WM REEVE T B 1724
 
WITHYCOMBE RALEIGH S. John
  THOMAS CHVRCH H I L SYSSELEY
  CHURCH WARDENS 1655
  Footnote:
  Prior to 1712, the Drakes were owners of Bystock, in which
  year they sold it - (Lysons)
  It appears by the Churchwarden's Books, 1788-9, that two
  of the bells of the Church were taken down and sold to an
  ironmonger in Exeter as old metal for £74 18s 6d.
 
WITHYCOMBE RALEIGH S. Michael
Bell 1 I HALLETT H CRABB CHURCHWARDENS
  REV H L HUSSEY INCUMBENT 1864
 
WITHERIDGE
Bell 5 REVd P DICKER VICAR 1800
Bell 6 REV T MELHUISH VIC 1754
 
WOODBURY
Bell 3 Thomas Byrdan 1605
Bell 6 RICHARD PEARSE CHURCHWARDEN 1629
 
WOODLAND
Bell 2 IOHN SOPER STEPYHEN WOOTTON 1678
 
WOODLEIGH
Bell 2 FRANCIS FORTESCVE OF WODE ESQVIER 1640
 
WOOLFARDISWORTHY Holy Trinity
Bell 1 Mr RICHARD POPE WARDEN 1736
Bell 2 ROGER COMYNS WARDEN 1740
 
WOOLFARDISWORTHY or WOLSERY All Hallows
Bell 6 Wm SOLLIS MINISTER IOSh BURR AND
  IOHN TRATTIN ---
 
WORLINGTON, EAST
Bell 3 IOHN RADFORD GENT CH. WARDEN 1727
Bell 4 IOHN ROSIER RECTOR 1727
 
WORLINGTON, WEST
Bell 1 REV I C CHICHESTER RECTOR 1862
Bell 2 REV B CLAY CURATE 1832
Bell 3 MR AMOS ADAMS CHURCHWARDEN 1832
Bell 6 REV WM BRUTON RECTOR
  LUKE HOSEGOOD THOMAS DRAKE
  CHURCHWARDENS ---
 
YARNSCOMBE
Bell 1 ROGER LOVEBAND W CAMPIN WARDENS 1709
 
YARCOMBE
Bell 1 ROBERT NEWBERRY GENT IOHN KNIGHT
  WARDENS 1749
Bell 2 HVGH CHASE VICAR
  SAMUEL HALL IOHN BOND
  WARDENS 1706
Bell 3 GEORGE KNIGHT Mr SAMVELL NEWBERRY
  IOHN DOMMET BENAM BRIGHT
  WARDENS 1711
Bell 5 WILLIAM VINSON EDWARD SMYTH
  WARDENS 1625
 
YEALMPTON
Bell 5 IOHN SHEPHERD C.W. 1779
 
ZEAL MONACHORUM
Bell 5 Mr IOHN WILCOX RECTOR Mr ROGER DURANT  
  Mr IOHN DURRANT CHURCH WARDEN 1749
 
THE BELLS IN THE TOWERS OF ALL THE OLD PARISH CHURCHES IN EXETER
 
S. EDMUND
Bell 8 GIVEN BY SAMUEL MORTIMER AS A
  TOKEN OF REGARD FOR HIS NATIVE
  PARISH EDMUND 1833
 
S. JOHN
Bell 1 THIS BELL WAS ADDED TO THE PEAL
  OF THE UNITED PARISHES OF ST JOHN
  & ST GEORGE AT THE REBUILDING OF
  THE CHURCH 1843 JOHN COLLINS
  WM DAVY CHURCHWARDENS 1843
Bell 6 REU THO BILLINGTON MINISTER
  RICH TAKILL NATH CROSS WARD. 1740
 
S. KERRIAN
Bell 1 IOHN COOMBE CLARK OF St KERRIAN 1758
 
S. LEONARD
Bell 1 REVD EDWD HOLDITCH RECTOR
  MR THOS EBBELL MR HENRY MARTEN
  WARDENS 1831
 
S MARTIN
Bell 1 NIC TRIPE IOHN MASON IOHN BREWER
  WARDENS 1675
 
S MARY ARCHES
Bell 3 REVD ED CHAVE RECTOR
  SAMUEL MOORE THOS TOSWELL
  WARDENS 1827
 
S MARY MAJOR
Bell 1 REVd WALTER KITSON RECTOR
  MATTHEW LUSCOMBE FEOFEE
  NATHANIEL TUCKE & Mr IOSEPH SPYRING
  CH. WARDEN 1794
 
S MARY STEPS
Bell 3 RICHARD MEADIT IOHN BALL
  CHVRCH WARDENS 1656
 
S PAUL
Bell 1 TRISTRAMO BOWDAGE GEN GARDANIO
  IOHN STADLER ---
 
S PETROCK
Bell 1 IOHN COOMBES CLERK 1742
Bell 2 IOHN DELL ROGER PROUS WARDENS
  RICHARD STRANG CLARK
  IOHN DALEY GENT 1693
 
S SIDWELL
Bell 8 FRANCIS STONARD NEWCOMBE
  CHRISTOPHER BALE ROGER BURROW
  C.I. GATTEY FEOFEES OF THE PARISH OF
  ST SIDWELL 1773
 
S STEPHEN
Bell 2 WILLIAM FOWLER ROART PARSONS
  RIC EVANS WARDENS 1673
 
S THOMAS
Bell 3 IOSEPH FORD GENT ---
Bell 5 WILLIAM FORD & GEORGE ROBINS C.W. 1789
Bell 6 IAMES BULLER ESQ PATRON
  CHR CHURCHILL VICAR ---
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