BARSTON* St Swithin 6, 5-2-3 in C (GF)
|Affiliation||St Martin's Guild|
|Practice||2nd Thursday 1845-2000|
History Of The Bells
The church has a red brick tower. The bells are in a 6-bell wooden frame by Charles Hope of Berkswell who rehung the bells for £31 in 1856. The treble pit remained empty for just over a century before the back 5 were rehung. being quarter turned, except for the current 4th which was eighth turned, and a treble added Taylors in 1960.
The tenor is 1068Hz - C plus 36 cents and is nearer to being in C than in the key of C# as previously reported in "Dove".
There is a church car park on the west side of the church.
Details of the Bells
1. John Taylor & Co., Loughborough 1960 2-1-22 21.50" 1793.0Hz (A+32c)
2. William Bagley, Chacombe 1691 2-2-07 22.75" 1596.0Hz (G+31c)
3. Matthew & William Bagley, Chacombe 1689 2-3-24 24.00" 1422.0Hz (F+31c)
4. Unknown (blank), c1380 2-2-23 24.00" 1345.0Hz (E+34c)
5. Joseph Smith, Edgbaston 1728 3-3-24 27.00" 1197.0Hz (D+33c)
6. Matthew Bagley, Chacombe 1683 5-2-03 30.50" 1068.0Hz (C+35c)
|The Church - Looking East||The Church - Looking West|