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Does anyone have a wav sound with a Church bell's recorded?


Look for CD "Church Bells of England" 73 minutes of 16 different English church's bells. (I found it at Amazon but bought new copy on eBay.)

If you are looking for English/European sounding church bells this is probably it.

Also, I wonder why this article is titled Church BELL, because I think almost all churches have more than one. Many have 7 to 12. This should be titled Church BellS?


Just edited the image since it linked to the wrong Saleby. (Balthamos 18:54, 11 June 2006 (UTC))

maker of the church bell?[edit]

Who is the first maker of the church bell. I was told it was from the family name of 'Marinelli' in Italy, is this correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.131.155.137 (talk) 17:31, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Outside[edit]

"A church bell is a bell which is rung in a church" In rare ocasions the bell is outside:

Indeed, surely bells in a free-standing tower, such as those in Chester cathedral bell tower count as being church bells. --TedColes (talk) 15:19, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Oldest bells in the world[edit]

The article mentions a bell in the Bulgaria National History Museum being the oldest surviving church bell in the world, dating from the 13th century. However, there are articles that mention even older surviving bells. Please see http://oce.catholic.com/index.php?title=Bells (mentions an Irish bell from the end of the 9th century), http://www.arquidiocesisdemerida.org.ve/museo_exposiciones.asp (in Spanish, with the second and third oldest bells in the world, 909 and 912 AD, respectively), and http://www.ctmuseumquest.com/?page_id=2222 (perhaps a 'new oldest' bell from 815 AD). I have been tempted to add these after failing to find a good source for the Bulgarian bell, but maybe it is a matter of definition (church bell vs. some other kind of religious bell?). Any expert opinions? Acmejia (talk) 21:59, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Edit: Link to the bell in Bulgaria: http://www.math.bas.bg/bells/belleng.html -> Objects -> National Historical Museum -> about "Two bronze bells weighing 70 kg each, one of them being the oldest in Europe, were given to the museum in April 2002 in order to be preserved, studied and included in an exhibition called “Christian Art” – shown in Bulgaria and abroad." So being the oldest in Europe is different from being the oldest in the world. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Acmejia (talkcontribs) 22:09, 4 January 2014 (UTC)