Bedworth, All Saints, Warwickshire
|Bells||8; 14-0-18 in F#|
|Practice Night:||Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm (check)|
|Service Ringing:||10:30am-11:00am (check); 6:00pm- 6:30pm (check)|
|Contacts:||Mr Roger Gane 195 Marston Lane, Bedworth CV12 9AE|
Just north of Coventry, Bedworth is a town in its own right. The church sits prominently in the Market Place.
The frame and fittings are by Taylor 1891 - the third being hung above the rest. The ring was rehung on ball bearings by Taylors in 1957-8. There is a 16" Taylor Sanctus bell of 1889, 0-3-16, in the cote above the chancel arch.
Until 1891 there were three bells, all by Watts. The second was retained, becoming the 6th of the new ring, but the treble (1627) and the tenor (1639) were recast, according to the inscriptions as the 5th & 7th of the ring. In 1876 Tilley reported that ".. the 2nd and 3rd had been quarter turned, the one much deepened and the other much sharpened." The one remaining old bell has been turned. The frequences were accurately taken in 2012 and this shows that the ring is in the key of F# and notG as previously stated.
Until recently the bells were rung from the ground floor, but a major church re-ordering project completed recently means they are now rung from upstairs. The re-ordering is very successful - there is even a small lift you can use to get upstairs! Entry to the church and thence the ringing chamber could be by either the north or south doors as there are north and south spiral staircases to get to the upper area.
There is little parking by the church but there are a number of car parks nearby. Please check before travelling to ring as there are few local ringers, though a new band has started recently.
Details of the bells
|1||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1891||3-1-05||24.50"||1503.0Hz||(F#+27c)|
|2||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1891||3-2-14||25.00"||1413.0Hz||(E#+20c)|
|3||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1891||4-1-14||27.00"||1255.0Hz||(D#+15c)|
|4||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1891||5-0-18||29.50"||1119.0Hz||(C#+16c)|
|5||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1891||6-3-23||32.50"||998.5Hz||(B+19c)|
|6||Hugh Watts II, Leicester||1629||6-2-14||33.75"||945.0Hz||(A#+23c)|
|7||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1891||10-3-23||38.50"||839.5Hz||(G#+18c)|
|8||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1891||14-0-18||42.50"||747.5Hz||(F#+17c)|