Bell Ringing

Congratulations to Jim Benner (captain) and the Lincoln Diocesan Guild team for completing a full peal on Saturday 8th February 2020 in 3 hours 1 minute. Further details and a photograph are on the Ringing World Bellboard at the link below. For further information about our bells, please see details in this folder.

The Bells of St Andrew’s Church West Deeping

Treble No 1 (F) bears the inscription ‘John Taylor Co Loughborough 1923’. Weight: approx. 3.75 cwt (190 Kg).

No 2 (D#) 2 ft 5½ inches diameter. Bears the inscription ‘Wm Dobson, founder Downham Norfolk 1829. Weight 4.75 cwt (240 Kg).

No 3 (C#) 2 ft 6 inches diameter. Bears the inscription ‘Tobie Norris[1] cast me in 1673’ Weight 5.5 cwt (280 Kg).

No 4 (C) 2 ft 8 inches diameter. Bears the inscription ‘Wm Dobson 1829’.Recast 1903 (Taylor). Weight 6.25 cwt (320 Kg).

No 5 (A#) 2 ft 10 inches diameter. Bears the inscription ‘I the year of our Lord 1829, Myhill Addy, Church-warden. Recast 1903 (Taylor). Weight 7 cwt (355 Kg).

Tenor No 6 (G#) 3 ft 2 inches diameter. Bears the inscription ‘Edward Arnold, Leicester, fecit, 1787, Edward Rose Church-warden’. This is our largest bell weighing 10 cwt (510 Kg).


 [1] Tobie Norris is a pub in Stamford address No 12 St Paul’s Street which opened on 14 Dec 2006 by Nicholas Thurlby. This address was purchased by Tobias Norris in 1617 and set up as a bell foundry within the plot. In 1626 Tobias’ son Thomas took charge of the foundry with his brother Tobias III as foreman. In 1663, Tomas’ son Tobias III modernised No 12 St Paul’s Street façade.l