Priors Marston, St Leonard, Warwickshire

Priors Marston Bells: 6; 14cwt in F - Anticlockwise, (GF)
Grid Reference: 151/489576
Postcode: CV47 7SB
District: Warwick
Peals: Felstead Database
Practice Night: Monday 7:30pm-9:00pm
Service Ringing: Not Known
Recommended Pub: The Hollybush, Hollybush Lane, Priors Marston, Warwickshire, CV47 7RW. Tel: 01327 260934
Contact: Mr D A Kirk, Glebelands, Old Vicarage Garden, Priors Marston, Southam CV47 7RT Click to Email

History Of The Bells

This is one of many very nice South Warwickshire village with a nice church. Originally a complete ring of 6 by Bagley, the bells are hung anti-clockwise and rung from the ground floor, but nevertheless go well. The tenor cracked in 1844 and was recast in Loughborough. The Bagley bells are "listed". The wooden frame in contemporary with the bells (1721 - at which time the tower was partially rebuilt) but strengthened and underpinned when the bells were rehung by Mears & Stainbank in 1939. The treble's headstock was replaced, along with other minor works, by Taylors in 2017. All bells retain their canons and have been quarter turned.

A peal of Minor in seven methods was rung here in 3 hours & 11 minutes on Shrove Tuesday 1778 - one of the few recorded early change-ringing performances in the county.

Enter through the tower door on the south side.

Details Of The Bells
1 Henry Bagley III, Buckingham 1721 5½cwt 31.00" 1205.5Hz (D+44c)
2 Henry Bagley III, Buckingham 1721 6¼cwt 31.25" 1064.0Hz (C+28c)
3 Henry Bagley III, Buckingham 1721 7cwt 34.00" 965.5Hz (Bb+61c)
4 Henry Bagley III, Buckingham 1721 8¾cwt 35.25" 889.5Hz (A+18c)
5 Henry Bagley III, Buckingham 1721 11cwt 38.00" 807.5Hz (G+52c)
6 John Taylor & Son, Loughborough 1845 14cwt 43.25" 706.0Hz (F+18c)