Barton-in-Fabis
St George

Bells

The western stone tower contains a ring of six bells.

  Inscription Size Weight
1 H.H. REYNOLDS, 1919
W. SMITH
THE GIFT OF THE PARISH, EVER MINDFUL OF THE MERCY OF
GOD AND THE VALOUR OF ITS SONS WHO FOUGHT IN
THE GREAT WAR.
PEACE 1919
25.5" 3.1.6
2 PEACE 1919
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
GIVEN BY S. PLOWRIGHT IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HIS WIFE HANNAH WHO FELL ASLEEP JUNE 2nd 1918
28" 4.0.24
3 PRESENTED BY H.H. REYNOLDS TO COMMEMORATE THE GLORIOUS PEACE OF 1919 31.25" 5.2.26
4 WILLIAM HARISON AND WILLIAM WODWORTH 1617 31.875" 5.0.24
5

IHS BE OVR SPED

34.125" 5.3.10

6
G

GIVEN BY J.J. SHEPPARD IN MEMORY OF

J.ADAMS
F.ATKINSON
T.BROGDALE

 

A.NORTH
H.PEPPER
A.PRIESTLEY

J.TOWERS
WHO WERE KILLED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
1919
40" 11.0.21
The No 2 bell

Hung in a cast-iron frame, 5 bells in H-frames and the treble in a low-sided pit above, by Taylors in 1919 when they augmented the bells from 2 to 6.

Stretton in 1816 noted 3 bells.

Phillimore noted:

1. [As 5 above]
2. This bell has a very pretty initial cross and pattern round it.
3. [As 4 above]
….besides a small sermon bell with no inscription….

This second bell became cracked and was removed and disposed of by 1900. The sermon bell is also lost.

The bells are still rung from time to time.

View looking west -
the sacristan's window
is visible above
the organ
Close up of the
sacristan's window

High in the west wall of the nave is a small window to a room part way up the tower, which can be accessed by a set of steep worn steps in the stair turret. From here, the sacristan could watch the ceremonies below and in the chancel, ringing the sanctus bell as appropriate.