Church Bells and Bell-Ringing

Church Bells and Bell-Ringing

A Norfolk Profile

Paul Cattermole

Paperback
$45.00

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

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 have taken 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 on Bells to the Diocese of Norwich.

Details

October 2012
68 black and white, 61 line illustrations
282 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843837824
Format: Paperback
Boydell Press
BIC HRCR, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3J
BISAC HIS015000
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Reviews

(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