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BICKENHILL St Peter 6, 8½cwt in A (GF)

Grid Reference 139/188824 Bickenhill Church - Source M Chester
Postcode B92 0DN
Recording None Available
Affiliation St Martin's Guild
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday By Arrangement
Practice Tuesday 2000-2115

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)

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