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 Virtual Collection 







The 1739 E Sellers of York - Darcy Bell 






Follow the story of bells and bellringing in Richmond


The collection we put together over the course of the Heritage Lottery Funded project has brought together a wealth of artefacts and documents about bells and bellringing in Richmond. 

The North Yorkshire County Record Office has been scoured for references to Richmond St Mary's and its bells. In particular we have looked for, and found, documents including minute books, account books and chamberlain's records of financial and other forms of transaction carried out across a long period of time. Our first record dates from around 1545 with the dissolution of the monasterys, and our last are the records of the replacement of the old bells with a new set in 2017.

We are grateful to those who attended our Local History Group meetings. Especially Jane Hatcher, who spent many years researching the history of Richmond with Peter Wenham. We have benefitted greatly from Jane's extensive knowledge of the records of Richmond.







Collection Highlghts




Collection Themes


Medieval to present day

Architectural history of

the tower, bells and frames


The new bells and frame

The Heritage Installation

Community engagement and

Local History group