PIMLICO
ST BARNABAS, ST BARNABAS STREET
(and St Barnabas School)

Photo DrL Ash Wednesday 2010
A ring of 10 bells
Tenor: 19-3-7 in E flat
Frame: 1849 Charles & George Mears
Retuning: Never subsequently retuned

Tower stages:
1. Ground floor
2. Spiral staircase to Ringing Room
3. Intermediate Chamber
- accessed from Ringing Room by ladder to the window sill and another ladder through a hatch.
4. Spiral staircase to Bell Chamber

Access - spiral staircase in south west corner.
Grid Ref: TQ284784
Peals

DETAILS OF THE BELLS

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Note

Cast

Founder

1

4-1-3 26" G

1849

Charles & George Mears

2

4-3-23 28" F 1849 Charles & George Mears

3

5-2-1 29" E flat 1849 Charles & George Mears

4

5-3-20 31" D 1849 Charles & George Mears

5

7-1-10 33" C 1849 Charles & George Mears

6

7-1-16 34" B flat 1849 Charles & George Mears

7

9-1-23 37" A flat 1849 Charles & George Mears

8

10-0-21 39" G 1849 Charles & George Mears

9

13-3-6 43" F 1849 Charles & George Mears

10

19-3-7 49" E flat 1849 Charles & George Mears

The inscriptions are barely legible on bells 3-10 and consist of square letters on the waist of the bells with the founder's name on the lip.  The inscriptions were noted by H. Wilson on 5th June, 1865, checked and amended by A.D. Tyssen and recorded in the Walters manuscript.  Dickon Love has now checked these inscriptions against the bumps that are now visible on the bells to determine the layout.

1.  

S BARNABAE COLLEGII
IN USUM.
PAROCHIAE S. PAULII IMPENSIS
____

INCIPIO
____


C ET G MEARS LONDINI FECERUNT 1849

2.  

S BARNABAE COLLEGII
IN VSVM
PAROCHIAE S. PAULII IMPENSIS
____

CANTO
____


C ET G MEARS LONDINI FECERUNT 1849

3.  

+ MANE DIE VESPERE NOCTE
DUS UT POPULUM AD PRECES
ME DEDIT
TIBI DOMINE IN S BARNABAE VOCEM
MEMORIAM GULIELMUS IACOBUS BARBER
A D MDCCCXLIX
MONEO


MEARS LONDINI

4.  

+ SANCTE TRINITATIS IN GLORIAM
APUD S BARNABAS COLLEGIUM
IOHANNES COMBS DE BROWNLOW UNA CUM EMMA UXORE SUA
ME DEDIT
A D MDCCCXLIX  
UOCO


MEARS LONDINI

5.  

+ ME DEDERE S BARNABAE COLLEGII
QUAMPLURIMUM AMANTES
DEI GRACIA
LOUISA ET CARLOTTA GREVILLE
SORORES INTER SE CARISSIMA
A D MDCCCXLIX 
CONGREGO


MEARS LONDINI

6.  

+ AD LAUDES DOMINI SALVATORIS
APUD S BARNABAE COLLEGIUM
PERPETUO SONANDANS
HENRICUS BARNETT UNA CUM UXORE
REMILIA ME DEDIT
A D MDCCCXLIX
GAUDEO


MEARS LONDINI

7.  

+ S BARNABAE COLLEGIUM
SEMPER IN ANIMO HABENS
ME DEDIT
GULIELMUS T E BENNETT
PRIMUS HUIUSCE AEDIS SACERDOS
A D MDCCCXLIX DA PACEM DOMINE
PLORO


MEARS LONDINI

8.  

+ S BARNABAE NOMEN
UT LAETE CELEBREM LAUDIS DEI
MEI RES UNA CUM UXORE
ELISABETHA RICARDUS COMES DE ALAN-WILLIAM
NECNON FILIA SELINA
ME DEDERE
A D MDCCCXLIX
LAUDO


MEARS LONDINI

9.  

+ DEI AETERNI MEMOR
S BARNABAE COLLEGII M USUM
ME DEDIT
EDUARDUS TYLEE
A D MDCCCXLIX
RESONO


MEARS LONDINI

10.  

+ IN DEI HONOREM ME DEDIT
FREDERICUS A G OUSELEY BARONETTUS
APUD S BARNABAE COLLEGIUM
NOVUM CANDIDATUS SANCTI ORDINIS DIACO
A D MDCCCXLIV
SONO


MEARS LONDINI

The Latin is translated thus (with thanks to David Cawley):

1..  I give the lead for the benefit of St Barnabas College at the cost of the parish of St Paul.
2. I sing for the benefit of St Barnabas College at the cost of the parish of St Paul.
3. O Lord God, William James Barber gave me to thee that my memorial voice might call the people to prayers morning, day, evening and night. In the years of our Lord 1849. I warn.
4. To the glory of the Holy Trinity at St Barnabas College, John Combs de Brownlow together with Emma his wife gave me A. D. 1849. I call.
5. Louisa and Charlotte Greville by Godís grace the most loving of sisters between them gave me to the most beloved College of St Barnabas A. D. 1849. I assemble.
6. Henry Barnett together with his wife Remillia gave me perpetually ringing to the praises of God the Saviour at the College of St Barnabas. A. D. 1849. I rejoice.
7. William T E Bennett, first Priest of this Church, having the College of St Barnabas always in his heart, gave me A. D. 1849. Give peace, O Lord. I mourn.
8. Richard, Viscount Alan-William, together with his wife Elisabeth and also their daughter Selina, gave me that I might with joy celebrate the name of St Barnabas and the praise of my God. A. D. 1849. I praise.
9. Mindful of eternal God, Edward Tylee gave me for the use of the College of St Barnabas A.D. 1849. I resound.
10. To the glory of God, Frederick A. G. Ouseley, Baronet, candidate for the sacred order of Deacon at the new College of St Barnabas gave me A. D. 1849. I ring.

HISTORY

1846-50 Church built by Thomas Cundy and William Butterworth.
1847 Bell cast by Charles and George Mears.  This was placed over the gateway to the school adjacent to the church.  It is currently stored within the school.
1849 A ring of 10 bells was cast by Charles and George Mears and hung in a new frame in the tower. The tenor was given by Sir F.A.G. Ouseley.  The treble has a latchet stay.
1888 Bell news described the bells as being "recently rehung".
1965

11th June

Bells last rung before being closed down by the incumbent.
2006 The spire was taken down and rebuilt.
2008 The bearings were cleaned and new wheels made for the bells.
2009 The bells were tried out together on 13th December - their first ringing since 1965.
 

GALLERY

Photo Alan Taylor, 2005 Photo Alan Taylor, 2005 Photo Alan Taylor, 2005 Photo Alan Taylor, 2005
Peal boards in the ringing room. Some ropes hanging from the ceiling.  
Photo Alan Taylor, 2005 Photo Alan Taylor, 2005 Photo Alan Taylor, 2005 Photo Alan Taylor, 2005
A clock on the ringing room wall. The clock mechanism. In the intermediate chamber. In the intermediate chamber.
Photo Alan Taylor, 2005 Photo Alan Taylor, 2005 Photo Alan Taylor, 2005 Photo Alan Taylor, 2005
In the intermediate chamber. A rope threads through to the ground floor. Bells in the belfry (prior to restoration) A bell in the belfry.

 

ST BARNABAS SCHOOL

The school bell was provided at the same time as the ring of 10 at the church.  For many years it hung in an open gable over the gate.  It has now been resited inside the school.

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Cast

Founder

School Bell

1 cwt approx.

17Ĺ

1847 Charles & George Mears
S.  
+ SANCTUS BARNABAS +
+ ANNO DOMINI EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FOURTY SEVEN +
Photos: Dickon Love Feb 2010