Bell, Church; Unknown Maker; 1880-1890

Name/Title

Bell, Church

About this object

This is the church bell from Thornbury's St Leonards Anglican Church. The first bell to be used in the original St Leonards was a length of railway iron suspended from the belfry which was struck with a blacksmiths hammer. This was later replaced by Mr Instone's gift of a ship's bell from the Empress which was wrecked at Riverton in 1877. From then onward, the ships bell remained the only bell used in the church including when a new St Leonards was consecrated on October 21st, 1979.

In 2002, St Leonards was sold and has since become a private residence. Upon the churches closer, the parish donated a number of items from St Leonards to the Thornbury Vintage Tractor Club including the bell.

Maker

Unknown Maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1880-1890

Period

1880s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, metal alloys, copper alloys, bell metal

Measurements

h 580 mm x w 400 mm x d 400 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Religion and Belief

Subject and Association Keywords

Disasters (including floods and fires)

Object Type

bells

Rights

All rights reserved

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