Grandborough, St Peter, Warwickshire
|Bells:||5; 16½cwt in F# (GF) - UNRINGABLE|
|Recommended Pub:||Shoulder of Mutton, Sawbridge Road, Grandborough, Rugby, Warwicskhire, CV23 8DN. Tel 01788 814306|
|Contact:||Revd Jane Close, The Vicarage, Lower Street, Willoughby, Rugby, CV23 8BX|
History Of The Bells
You cannot miss this church in the village as it has a large spire. This heavy ring of 5 bells is in a very unringable condition, the treble being cracked from crown staple expansion, across the crown and along the inscription band, (even so it does not sound too bad and the clock still strikes on it!)?
Treble, third and tenor of Henry Bagley I bells and are heavily decorated. The treble has been quarter turned, apparently to prevent further damage to it, possibly in 1810. The other bells were recast in 1706 by Smith of Edgbaston and the Churchwarden's accounts have a receipt for £4/6/3 for part of his charges. His bill for recasting the two bells and providing new clappers, gudgeons and brasses amounted to £11/15/4. The back four bells have not been turned and all retain their canons.
The bells were repaired in 1789 by Thomas Watson at a cost of £12/8/6 and were last rehung in 1809 when John Over of Rugby reconstructed the oak frame, (retaining parts of the c.1630 woodwork) and provided new fittings. This work cost over £100 and was paid for by raising a loan that was not paid off until 1823.
There is a chiming apparatus by W.E. Burnell of Rugby, c1950.
Details Of The Bells
|1||Henry Bagley I, Chacombe||1641||6½cwt||32.50"||1035.0Hz||(C-19c)|
|2||Joseph Smith, Edgbaston||1706||8cwt||35.00"||929.0Hz||(Bb-6c)|
|3||Henry Bagley I, Chacombe||1641||9½cwt||37.75"||864.5Hz||(A-31c)|
|4||Joseph Smith, Edgbaston||1706||12cwt||42.50"||763.5Hz||(G-46c)|
|5||Henry Bagley I, Chacombe||1639||16½cwt||45.50"||682.0Hz||(F-41c)|