Priors Hardwick, St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Warwickshire
|Bells:||3; 8cwt in Bb(GF)|
|Recommended Pub:||The Butchers Arms, Church End, Priors Hardwick, Southam, Warwickshire CV47 7SN. Tel: 01327 260504|
|Contact:||Contact Churchwarden Tel 01327 264893 |
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History Of The Bells
These bells are hung in a two-tier wrought iron "bare" frame by Webb & Bennett of Kidlington of 1922, the treble being hung above the others. Mears & Stainbank replaced the treble headstock in 1959. All the bells have been quarter turned. A grant was given to the church by the Coventry DG on 7/7/01 to help repair the treble wheel and to install rope guides. This has been completed. A small tower, making any projected augmentation difficult.
The bells do not form a "true" three, being about 1, 3 & 4 of a four - those old enough might remember the children's show, "The Banana Splits"; the bells form the first three notes of the signature tune!
Follow the signs for the village centre from the (relatively!) main road and you soon find the church and can park on the road before or after it.
Details Of The Bells
|1||Henry Bagley I, Chacombe||1670||4cwt||27.75"||1214.5Hz||(Eb-42c)|
|2||Thomas Newcombe, Leicester||c.1580||6½cwt||31.75"||1015.5Hz||(B+48c)|
|3||Henry Bagley I, Chacombe||1670||8cwt||34.375"||926.0Hz||(Bb-12c)|