Bishop Auckland, Tyne & Wear.
Auckland Castle Gatehouse
An order has been placed for the conservation and restoration of a very ancient large bell and its fittings. The traditional long waisted bell dates from circa 1180 and is inscribed, “STEPHANVS ME FECIT” (Stephen cast me). It weighs 6 cwts. 2 qrs. 24 lbs. and has a diameter of 28″. The discovery of such […]