St Giles


There are two bells in a double west bell-turret.

  Inscription Founder Date Size Weight
1 Treble

Waist - llll SANCTA : MARIA: ORA : P : NOBIS.

? c1400 c15ins c0.75cwt
2 Tenor

No inscription.

J. & E. Smith,
1814 c18ins c1cwt

Hung for swing chiming with levers from wooden headstocks and plain bearings. The treble is by an unknown founder, probably 1390-1420. Raven allocated it to Johannes de Stafford, but it is definitely not his lettering on it.

The tenor is by J & E Smith of Chesterfield, the only example in Nottinghamshire other than a recast bell at West Bridgford.

At the following dates details were:
1552: ij belles in the steple, one handbell.
1743: 2 bells.

It is not known when these bells were installed, but the drawings by Charles Fowler Hodgson of the existing church in 1891 show no reference to a bell tower or bells.