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Barkhamsted in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hollow Church Bell

 
 
Hollow Church Bell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
1. Hollow Church Bell
right plaque
Inscription.  
[ right plaque ]
This bell hung in the Hollow Church which was relocated during construction of the Compensating Reservoir. It was cast in Hartford, CT in 1834.
[ left plaque ]
Dedicated 1997
These boulders were provided by the generosity of the Metropolitan District Commission. There were part of the Saville Dam spillway and washed out in the 1955 flood.
 
Erected 1997.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔, and the Unitarian Universalism (UUism) ⛪ series lists.
 
Location. 41° 55.474′ N, 72° 57.912′ W. Marker is in Barkhamsted, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road (Connecticut Route 318) and Beach Rock Road, on the right when traveling north on Pleasant Valley Road. Located next to the Barkhamsted Center Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barkhamsted CT 06063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker,
Hollow Church Bell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
2. Hollow Church Bell
left plaque
measured as the crow flies. Barkhamsted (within shouting distance of this marker); Barkhamsted Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Barkhamsted Center Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Squire's Tavern (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Charcoal Industry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Demonstration Charcoal Mound (approx. 1.7 miles away); Austin Hawes Memorial Campground (approx. 2.1 miles away); Barkhamsted Lighthouse Village Stone Quarry (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barkhamsted.
 
More about this marker. This bell formerly hung in the Universalist Church in Barkhamsted Hollow. The village of Barkhamsted Hollow, along with many houses, farms and the Church, were lost when the Saville Dam was completed in 1940 on the East Branch of the Farmington River, forming the Barkhamsted Reservoir to serve the Hartford city area.
 
Also see . . .  Barkhamsted Hollow on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 17, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
The Hollow Church Bell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 8, 2010
3. The Hollow Church Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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