Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald 6 April 1872
CRICH CHURCH – THE TING TANG BELL
I send you the following extract, which I have recently culled from the “Additional Manuscripts” in the British Museum.
“The old custom at Crich church of ringing the sermon bell after chiming all the bells, was discussed in 1709, and the method of ringing the sermon bell first, then chiming all the bells, and lastly ringing the small bell called the Ting-Tang (which last had been dumb, viz, had no clapper in it for 70 years) was introduced, at the time were John WALKER, vicar; Joseph GODDARD, curate; David WOODHOUSE and George BACON Jun., churchwardens. The inside of the church was white-washed at the same time (1709). The last time it was done was in 1773.”
[The Ting-Tang Bell is still to be seen in the Crich belfry, and there can be little doubt that it is the old Sanctus bell, removed from the bell cot on the east gable of the nave.Vite “Notes on Crich Church.” ED]