Calstock, Cornwall

St Andrew's Parish Church

United Kingdom

This church has a complete ring of six (tenor 9 cwt) that were cast by J III, C IV & W Pennington in 1773. The bells and their fittings will be removed from the tower and brought to Loughborough. New ringing fittings will be manufactured for all the bells, and they will then be rehung in the restored cast iron and steel bell frame that was manufactured and installed by Gillett & Johnston in 1952.

Update

  • The bells and their fittings have been removed from the tower and have arrived at Loughborough. The bells have been been conserved and their cast-in crown staples have been removed. New seating pads and internal crown strengthening pads have now been cast.
    The new headstocks have been cast and fettled and await the fittings of their gudgeon pins. Only three of the original wheel centres could be saved. These have had new soling and shrouding attached. Three new wheels have been manufactured to complete the set.
    The new headstocks have been fitted to the bells - all is ready for dispatch - work in the tower will begin on 29th July.