Clifford Chambers, St Helen, Warwickshire

Clifford Chambers Bells: 6; 7-3-2 in A (GF)
Grid Reference: 151/198522
Postcode: CV37 8HT
District: Warwick
Peals: Felstead Database
Practice Night: None
Service Ringing: Sunday 10.30am (2, 3 & 4) & 6.00pm (5) - Check
Contact: Mr L Salmon, 14 Clifford Chambers, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8HT
or contact the Guild Secretary

History Of The Bells

This church was transferred into the Coventry Diocese on 1/5/01. It was formerly in the Diocese of Gloucester.

In 1771 Matthew Bagley, the last of the line of Bagley bellfounders, cast a ring of 5 for this church. The tenor, 7-3-6, cracked before the bells were installed and it was subsequently recast by Bagley, the tenor then becoming 8-0-14.

The composite frame and fittings for the back five are by Barwell of Birmingham - 1904, with ball bearings fitted by Taylors in 1946. The treble hangs above the others in a separate lowsided frame provided in 1946. At the same time the bells were tuned. The two "new" bells were cast without canons; the others retain their canons. The Bagley bells are "listed".

The village itself was transferred to Warwickshire from Gloucestershire in 1931. There is ample parking by the churchyard wall. 

Details Of The Bells
1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1946 3-2-22 25.06" 1446.0Hz (F#-40c)
2 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton 1771 4-0-27 27.25" 1305.0Hz (E-18c)
3 James Barwell & Co, Birmingham 1904 4-1-09 28.50" 1165.0Hz (D-14c)
4 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton 1771 5-0-25 30.00" 1099.0Hz (C#-15c)
5 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton 1771 5-3-26 31.75" 980.0Hz (B-14c)
6 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton 1773 7-3-02 35.375" 872.0Hz (A-16c)