The present ring of eight bells are by no means the originals yet they are of some antiquity. There were bells by the early C15 as they are mentioned in the petition for founding of the St Nicholas Chapel. By the late C16 there were five bells and a chiming clock according to the churchwardens account books.
The present eight (in the key of C# major) are;
Bell Weight Maker Date
Treble 6.5cwt Wm Cockey Bell Founder 1724
2 7 cwt Wm Cockey Bell Founder 1724
3 10cwt Wm Bilbie of Chewstoke 1788
4 12cwt John Lott 1624
5 14cwt I L [John Lott] 1624
6 17cwt Wm Cockey Bell Founder 1746
7 22cwt Robt Wells of Aldbourne 1792
Tenor 31cwt I L [John Lott] 1622
The survival of Nos 4, 5 and the Tenor through the English Civil War is of note as they bear badge and motto of Charles, Prince of Wales (4 & 5) or the royal arms (Tenor)
The recording of Stedman Triples that can be heard by clicking on the link above was made some years ago and published on vinyl as a record.