For this church:
Kirklington St Swithin
Hung in a much altered wooden frame for three bells, type O, with wooden headstocks and plain bearings.
The treble has an inscription in Gothic capital letters with all S’s reversed. It dates from the later 14th century. No other bells are known with this type of badges or lettering. All three bells retain their canons. The identity of Robert Wilkinson has not yet been identified. The second bell is the work of George I Oldfield, and the tenor is by Thomas I Hedderly.
In 1552 there were said to be 3 bells in the steeple, and in 1740 there were reputedly four bells.
The bellframe has been tree-ring dated and found to be of two phases, the original frame dating from 1661/69 with some later beams of 1750/57. The report can be downloaded here.