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ALDERMINSTER, St Mary & The Holy Cross 6: 12-0-26 in F

Grid Reference 151/230486 Alderminster - Source: Mike Chester
Postcode B49 5AJ
Recording
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday None
Practice None

History Of The Bells

This is a central towered church on the main road through the village. The bells are rung from a ringing chamber with quite a low ceiling and are very loud inside. They go quite well. The 6-bell frame is believed to be by Alfred White in 1870, though the treble pit remained empty. The fittings are by Taylors in 1939 when the treble was finally added. The treble is flat headed, the fifth has had its canons removed and the rest have metal headstocks with a wooden pad between it and the canons. The back five have all been one-eighth turned.

There is a car park beside the church, to the left as you look from the main road, and the outside entrance can be seen from it.

The village was transferred to Warwickshire from Worcestershire in 1931.

Details of the Bells

1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1939   4-1-21 28.00"  1196.0Hz (D+31c)
2 Abraham Rudhall I, Gloucester   1714   5-2-12 30.25"  1067.0Hz (C+34c)
3 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe        1653   5-3-18 31.875"  950.0Hz (Bb+33)
4 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe        1658   7-2-21 35.375"  897.0Hz (A+33c)
5 Abraham Rudhall I, Gloucester   1716   9-1-17 37.75"   799.0Hz (G+33c)
6 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe        1676  12-0-26 41.75"   712.0Hz (F+33c)

Photo Gallery

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The church -
looking east
The fine font
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The tenor The bells in 1939
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