Founders of the World's Finest Bells

CONSERVATION

KINGSTON ST MARY, OXFORDSHIRE - Many of the projects we undertake involve conservation. The 15 cwt six from Kingston St Mary, Oxfordshire are currently at Loughborough for such work. Their cast-in iron crown staples have been removed from the bells' crowns to prevent cracking as the iron rusts and expands, and specialist bronze welding has been carried out to strengthen the crowns and indented soundbows. All new fittings will be manufactured before the bells are rehung.
Photo: We've never seen it before - an inscription band attached to one of the bells by riveting - an after thought?

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For the Enthusiast

Taylor Bell Foundry has probably cast more large bells than any other bell foundry in the history of bell founding. Unlike some other English Bell Founders, who contracted out the casting of large bells whilst putting their name on them, all the bell we list have been cast in Taylor's own foundry.