1681-2 The bells cast at Redding at £45.15s.with other expenses such as driver at
Kingsclere 4/-.More expenses at Redding 16/-.ye last night 16/-.
1683. Again a bell founders bill of £18 "Carrying to Redding and bringing them back
1699. They must have again proved unsound or have been damaged by much ill usage
for we again find an entry " Michael Hedges and Robert Longman was churchwardens
when the bells was cast at St. Mary Bourne in the year 1699 and they was cast by
Mr. Robert Carr at Aldbourne" (Carr on the bells).After a time the parishioners appear
to have tired of their expenses for later we find an entry of contract to keep the
bells in repair.
Inscriptions on the Bells
Treble ADMG DD Chris et Ada Burne 1926 Mears & Stainbank, London
Second HC.FF._CW R.COR 1724 (Henry Carter, Francis Flower, Church wardens and Robert
Carr the bell founder).
Third Mr. Robert Longman Mr. Michael Hedges CW_ RC 98 (The CW identifies the names
as Church wardens with Robert Carr, bell founder in 1698).
Fourth Robert Rolf, John Harbett CW John Corr BF 1737 (BF identifies the bell founder)
Fifth Robert Thorngatt _Richard Houldaway CW 1683
Tenor (12cwt. in F sharp.)
On the tenor Bell is inscribed: "On earth Bells do ring. In Heaven Angels sing Halaluiah