It also occurs in the mantelpiece at Helmdon, northants, 1533; described in Archologia, vol.
At Gayton, northants, is a further curious instance of this group.
At Tansor, northants, the chancel was rebuilt about 1140, when the side walls were set back in a line with those of the nave.
The words are practically the same as the versions printed above from Lincolnshire and northants.
Those at Canons Ashby, northants, have the ends curled and cut like the scroll of a medival text.
In the northants version, at the words “clash the bells,” the children dash down their joined hands to imitate ringing bells.
The church adjoins their roofless old gatehouse, and is a fine old place of worship, with a stone spire of the northants type.
At northants the ring walks round, and the child is outside the ring.
This incident is also played in the Barnes, northants, Annaverna, co.
In the northants version, from Raunds, four boys stand in the centre of the ring.