Fillongley, St Mary and All Saints, Warwickshire

Fillongley Bells: 8; 10-3-23 in F
Grid Reference/Map: 140/281872
Postcode: CV7 8ET
District: Coventry
Peals: Felstead Database
Practice Night: Friday 7:50pm-9:00pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 9:45am-10:30am (1 & 3)
Recommended Pub Manor House, Coventry Road, Fillongley, Warwickshire, CV7 8ET, Tel: 01676 541517, or
Weavers Arms, Nuneaton Road, Fillongley, Warwickshire, CV7 8DL. Tel: 01676 540399
Contacts: Dr R A Swallow 29 Dugdale Court, Coventry Road, Coleshill, B46 3AT. Tel: 01675 238368
Mr A Coleman 23 St. Wilfrid's Cottages, Ansley Lane, Old Arley, Coventry CV7 8EP

History Of The Bells

A nice church on the road from Coventry via Kingsbury towards Tamworth. Being next to the main road it cannot be missed. It is slightly unusual that one of the bells was cast during the Commonwealth, (a John Martin bell of 1654, cast at Coleshill and also in the time of the Commonwealth, was recast in 1896 at which time the bells were rehung and augmented to six).

Local enthusiasm has resulted in the original six being rehung on ball bearings in 1992 and two trebles added to complete the octave in time for the Millennium. At this time the existing trebles were moved into new framework added alongside the existing frame, using traditional stays and sliders and the new trebles put into the old treble pits which were converted to stays and sliders. The back four bells remain with hastings stays. The Taylor bells were cast without canons and those on the older bells have been removed. The four old bells have been quarter turned. The tenor nominal is 716Hz, midway between F natural (+48 cents) and F# (-52 cents) - very slightly closer to F than F#

These fine bells were regarded as unringable from 1935 to 1975 owing to concern about the tower. This was fixed some time ago and the whole tower was repointed in 2006-7.

The entrance is on the north side of the tower. There is a small car park North, uphill of the church, on the main road and parking can be found against the churchyard wall on the road to the South of the church.

Details Of The Bells
1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1998 4-2-02 26.625" 1431.0Hz (F+42c)
2 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1998 4-3-02 27.50" 1352.0Hz (E+43c)
3 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1896 6-0-01 30.00" 1197.0Hz (D+33c)
4 Bryan Eldridge II, Coventry 1658 6-0-03 31.50" 1075.0Hz (C+47c)
5 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1896 6-3-15 33.50" 955.0Hz (Bb+42c)
6 Edward Arnold, Leicester 1795 7-0-27 35.00" 899.0Hz (A+37c)
7 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1628 9-1-14 38.00" 805.0Hz (G+46c)
8 Edward Arnold, Leicester 1791 10-3-23 42.00" 716.0Hz (F+43c)