Levens and Lyth Valley
LEVENS 04A - Three bells, St John's Church
The three bells in a Japanese style lychgate outside St John's Church in Levens, Cumbria.
These bells were brought to levens from Milnthorpe in 1912 by the Rev. Sidney Swan, who wrote in his autobiography,
"I made a lych gate, and got three Milnthorpe steel bells which were only used as flower pots, for their tone was so evil. These I hung in a Japanese shed in the churchyard and struck with a wooden mallet that greatly improved their tone. I greatly restored the church considerably in other ways."
March 23, 2012
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