Bells of Liverpool
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Samuel M Austin



Great Crosby, St Luke
6 bells, 9-3-9

Grid Ref.: SJ321999

Liverpool Branch
Frame: : Two tier cast iron frame 1922. 1,2,5 on bottom in “H” frames. 6 also on bottom in “A” frame. 3 & 4 on top hung above 2 and 5 on “A” frames. (info Andrew Cowie).
Retuning: Never subsequently retuned.
Ringing room: Upstairs.
Sound: C.
Go: C. The fourth bell is known to catch out visitors.

Bell

Diameter

Weight

Note

Founder

 

 

 

 

 

Treble

27½”

4-2-11

E

G. Mears & Co Founders London 1863

2nd

30”

5-0-23

D

G. Mears & Co Founders London 1863

3rd

32”

5-3-14

C

G. Mears & Co Founders London 1863

4th

33”

7-0-14

B

G. Mears & Co Founders London 1863

5th

34”

8-0-12

A

G. Mears & Co Founders London 1863

Tenor

38”

9-3-9

G

G. Mears & Co Founders London 1863

Historical Events & Dates

• 1552: “j lyttill belle” Andrew Cowie points out that the church was built in 1854 and the bell was probably hung in one of the incarnations of St. Michael’s chapel which was on a different site
• 1863: New ring of bells installed
• 1914: First peal rung on the bells.
• 1922: New frame installed (info Andrew Cowie)
• 1972: Church burned down as the organ blower was left running but tower was unscathed.
• 1975 Church rededicated.

Date of fire and rededication of church supplied by Andrew Cowie

Peals

CROSBY, LANCASHIRE
Cheshire Diocesan Guild and the Liverpool Diocesan Guild
On Monday, June 22nd, 1914 in Two hours and Fifty minutes
At the Church of St. Luke
A PEAL OF SURPRISE MINOR, 5040 CHANGES;
Being 720 each of London, Canterbury, Chester, Carlisle, Beverley, York and Cambridge. Tenor 9¼cwt
Treble Thomas W. Gilmour
2 John Wilkinson
3 George R. Newton
4 Rev. A. T. Beeston
5 Herbert H. Barker
Tenor Henry Fyles
Conducted by Herbert H. Barker
Rung in celebration of the King’s Birthday. First surprise minor for the ringer of the 3rd. First peal on the bells.

Sources

Weights and notes from card in ringing room. Diameters from F.H.Cheetham

Pictures


Photo © Peter Owen
www.bellsofliverpool.co.uk