Arreton, St George

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Arreton
Brading
Brighstone
Carisbrooke

Chale
Freshwater
Godshill
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Newport
Niton
Ryde
Shanklin
Shorwell
Whitwell


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The District
Ringing Times
 6 bells, 8-0-0 Mondays 7.30
Sunday 10.30
Ground floor  OS map link
SZ535868
Small car park right by Church. A small straggling village. Reasonable pub (White Lion, with children's room) as you turn up the lane to the church.

Bells restored with a new 4th, new frame and all new fittings in December 2001. The old 4th is now the 3rd, and the old 3rd has been "retired". They previously sounded weird, with the 3rd & 4th almost the same note. Easy to ring, and (now) tuneful, with none of the odd-struckness of the previous ring.

Arreton is one of the original seven parishes on the Island, and is the only Island church dedicated to St George.

The 13th century tower had its distinctive buttresses added in the 15th century in order to support it, and now contains a ring of six bells.

As early as 1553 Arreton possessed four bells, one of which was a sanctus bell cast by John Tonne of Sussex in about 1530 and still survives today. In 1649 the bells were rehung and it is possible that the three main bells would have become the first bells hung on the Island hung for 'full circle' ringing. In 1896 two bells were cast by Carr of Smethwick and in 1951 Charles Yates of Arreton Manor paid for the Whitechapel Bell Foundry to cast a sixth bell and rehang the existing bells.

However, the tone remained poor and the bells have now been tuned and rehung with the old 3rd "retired" and a replacement 4th.

Treble 19 {M&S mark} 51
To the glory of God.
C.B. Yates. Arreton Manor.
1951.
2-2-23 F#
2 "Charles . Carr"
.Smethwick.
.1896.
3-0-19 E
3 "Charles . Carr"
.Smethwick.
.1896.
3-3-17 D
4 THE GIFT OF
VIVIEN C. BALL
ALLAN M. BRITTAN
F.J. CHEEK
JOHN & ELIZABETH GURNEY-CHAMPION OF STANDEN
J. & A. LLEWELLYN
GRAHAM A. NOBBS
P.A. & G.J. PETRIE
C.D. YATES

AND IN MEMORY OF
NORMAN A. BALL


19
{M&S mark} 99
WHITECHAPEL

CAST TO CELEBRATE THE NEW MILLENNIUM
4-3-17 C
5 A N N O 1589 6-1-23 Bb
Tenor IN GOD IS MY HOPE
R.B. 1601
8-2-0 Ab
Old 3rd WILLIAM GRIFFIN VICOR GEO OGLANDER HENRY BVLL CHVRCHWARDENS +
CLEMANT TOSIEAR CAST NEE IN THE YEAR OF + 1699 + IG
5 approx Db
Sanctus HUS:NICHOLAUS:SERLE:ET:ALICIA:UR:EJUS:FCE:FI:ME
{Nicholas Serle gave me}