Church Bells and Bell-Ringing
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282 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

68 b/w. 61 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press

Church Bells and Bell-Ringing

A Norfolk Profile

by Paul Cattermole

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A case study of the development of bell-ringing in one county, Norfolk, from the earliest records through to the present day, revealing much which is of general, as well as local, interest.
A new era of scholarship in campanological research and writing.' RINGING WORLD

The beginnings of scientific changeringing now seem most likely, from the considerable body of evidence which has emerged, to havetaken place in the eastern counties: and in this classic study Paul Cattermole examines the development of bell-ringing in one county, Norfolk, from the earliest records through to the present day. What he has to say is of general, rather than local, interest, but his information is necessarily drawn from local records. He explores bell-ringers' links with the church and with local communities, using documentary evidence dating back in some cases to the 14th century, and he studies in detail the technical development of church towers and bell frames, identifying and illustrating a number of early examples.

PAUL CATTERMOLE, who died in 2009, was for many years Adviser onBells to the Diocese of Norwich.
"[T]he diagrams are excellent; and Cattermole's work shows historical and archaeological method at its best." CHURCH TIMES
"The book demystifies what goes on in the ringing chamber in a scholarly but accessible account [.] an invaluable reference book for anyone working on churchwarden's accounts" LOCAL HISTORIAN
"It's just way cool." ROBIN McKINLEY

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9781843837824

October 2012

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Title Details

282 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

68 b/w. 61 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press