Henley in Arden, St John the Baptist, Warwickshire

Henley-in-Arden Bells: 6; 11-3-4 in G
Grid Reference/Map: 151/151660
Postcode: B95 5SS
District: Warwick
Peals: Felstead Database
Practice Night: Wednesday 7:00pm-8:15pm (Occasionally moved to Beaudesert)
Service Ringing: Sunday 9:30am-10:00am
Recommended Pub: There are several places to eat and drink nearby. Try here for details
Contact: Dr M Colclough, 3 Beaudesert Place, Henley-in-Arden, Solihull B95 5BF. Tel: 01564 793710  Click to Email

History Of The Bells

Set right in the middle of this nice South Warwickshire village, you cannot miss this church. With plenty of nice shops and pubs this is a ideal place to linger a while.

The bells were re-hung in 1991 and now go more easily than they formerly did. Eayre & Smith reused the cast iron headstocks fitted by Barwells of Birmingham when they rehung the bells in 1910. A piece of timber dated 1674 in the ringing room came from the old frame - but the frame itself was of slightly later date, the dated timber (having been reused "inverted" in the later frame). The clock pendulum swings between the treble and fourth in the ringing room!

They hang in a steel and cast iron frame for six. All bells have had their canons removed and have been turned. They are in the key of G and not the until recently quoted key of F#.

The entrance is inside the church via the main door. There is plenty of on-street parking around the market place.

Details Of The Bells
1 Joseph Smith, Edgbaston 1727 5-0-12 29.25" 1292.0Hz (E-35c)
2 Clark & Bushell, Evesham 1707 4-3-20 30.125" 1190.0Hz (D+23c)
3 Clark & Bushell, Evesham 1707 5-3-00 31.75" 1028.5Hz (C-30c)
4 Clark & Bushell, Evesham 1707 6-3-07 34.375" 967.0Hz (B-37c)
5 Clark & Bushell, Evesham 1707 8-0-25 37.125" 860.5Hz (A-39c)
6 Joseph Smith, Edgbaston 1727 11-3-04 41.00" 774.0Hz (G-22c)