BICKENHILL St Peter 6, 8½cwt in A (GF)
|Affiliation||St Martin's Guild|
History Of The Bells
This church, very close to Birmingham Airport and the NEC, has recently fought against being declared redundant. Things seem OK at the present.
The bells hang in a composite frame for five by Barwell, who rehung the bells in 1898. At this time their canons removed. A steel rider frame for the "flat-topped" treble was supplied by Taylors in 1929. The tenor was rehung on ball bearings in 1929 and the rest in 1958 - all by Taylors.
The weight of the tenor is an estimate from Chris Pickford, based on similar bells where the weight is known. It is different from what has been shown in "Dove".
There is a small parking space by the churchyard wall.
Details of the Bells
1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1929 3-3-21 25.50" 1470.0Hz (F#-12c)
2 Joseph Smith, Edgbaston 1703 4¼cwt 27.50" 1310.0Hz (E-11c)
3 Joseph Smith, Edgbaston 1703 4¾cwt 28.75" 1168.0Hz (D-10c)
4 Thomas Hancox II, Walsall 1636 5¼cwt 30.00" 1071.5Hz (C#-59c)
5 John Martin, Worcester 1650 6½cwt 32.00" 962.0Hz (B-46c)
6 Joseph Smith, Edgbaston 1707 8½cwt 37.50" 870.5Hz (A-19c)