Hertfordshire Bellfounders

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Univ of Hertfordshire Press, 2003 - Architecture - 331 pages
"This thoroughly researched book on church bells cast in Hertfordshire, England, brings to life the men who cast them and includes a nearly exhaustive catalog of their work. It includes biographical details of the founders—from the shadowy figures of John Clarke and John Grene in the late 1500s to John Dier, an excellent worker who was hanged for murder in 1603. Casting techniques of the different periods are explained, maps of the locations of each caster's work are provided, and more than 50 photographs of the relevant churches are included."
 

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
39
Section 3
49
Appendix
69
List of Figures
vii
Acknowledgments
xiii
John Clarke II
6
Seventeenth century bellfounding techniques
42
39
131
HERTFORDSHIRE 17031742
133
List of Waylett bells their history and present condition
143
60
151
John Briant of Hertford
165
List of bells with notes on their history and present condition
207
10
223
Briants inscriptions clocks and chimes
288

Robert Oldfields products
48
brief notes and list of bells
68
William Whitrnore of Watford
77
O1W
107
Early life and misfortunes
125
HERTFORDSHIRE 18501920
295
Eighteenth century and modern bell founding
305
Glossary
314
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Joyce Dodds has a bachelor's degree in fine art from the University of Durham.

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