The oldest Bellhanging Company in the UK combining Modern Technology with Traditional Craftsmanship
A complete range of bell installation and restoration services
New bell frames constructed in hot-dipped galvanized steel, cast-iron or timber.
Restoration of existing bell frames
Modern steel or cast-iron headstocks
Traditional timber headstocks with forged supporting ironwork on ancient chiming bells
All work on traditional wrought-iron clappers
Manufacturing of timber and nylon shaft clappers
Traditional timber bell-wheels and repairs to existing wheels
Supply of new bells
Incorporation into projects the re-tuning and recasting of bells
Chiming bells and fittings
Bell-rope supply to meet individual requirements
Periodic Servicing of bell installations (usually annual or bi-annual)
Free inspections, reports and estimates anywhere on the U.K. mainland
Our cast-iron frame sides and ductile iron clappers are cast to our own design and specifications at local foundries. Our clappers have traditional octagonal flights. Bell frames and fittings (including our own fabricated steel cannon-retaining headstocks) are manufactured in our workshops at Appleton where customers can view their own completed project.
Our current staff, most of whom are bellringers, are skilled in engineering, welding (mig and arc), carpentry, blacksmithing, rope-splicing and computer technology including the use of CAD to aid the design of new and altered installations. One of our bellhangers also holds an HGV licence and ,if required, we can personally transport bells, frames and fittings to and from the Church, thus ensuring appropriate care throughout all stages of the project.
We will undertake any work on bells, whether it be a new installation or restoration of an existing one. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.
Preparing a clapper for forge-welding
Whites of Appleton Ltd. Church Bellhangers. Appleton, Abingdon, Oxon. OX13 5JJ. Tel: 01865 862549 Fax: 01865 864969