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BURTON DASSETT All Saints 6, 13cwt in F

Grid Reference 151/399515 Burton Dassett Church - Source M Chester
Postcode CV47 2AB 
Recording None Available
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday None
Practice None

History Of The Bells

Set prominently on a hill near to the M40 this is a beautiful church that is very much worth a visit. Being on a hill the church has had to adapt and therefore is built on several different levels. There are a number of very interesting wall paintings.

The bells are an old fashioned ring of 6 that go reasonably well. They were rehung in a single-level girder frame in 1907 by Thomas Bond of Burford. The fittings of the front 4 are of the same date.  All the bells have been quarter turned. The entrance is from inside the church and cars may park by the churchyard entrance. Organisers are advised to give several weeks notice of an intended visit as the church is isolated and someone will need to let you in.

The frame had been causing problems in that it was twisting and the tenor in particular was likely to come into contact with the frame. Eayre and Smith attended to the frame in early 2005, removing the rust and replacing bolts as necessary and, at the same time, they hung the two tenors on ball bearings with new headstocks and wheels. There is some hope that the front 4 will be hung on ball bearings in the future.

The base beams of the previous frame remain in the tower - the indicate that the back 4 were in a 4 bell frame of traditional design with the two trebles above.

Until recently the bells were some of the loudest you would be likely ever to encounter in any ringing room and it was a condition of ringing here that ear defenders were worn.  Thankfully, there has been some recent work to reduce the sound level and they are now merely "quite  loud"!

Details of the Bells

1 Henry & Matthew Bagley, Chacombe  1686   4½cwt  29.75"   1215.0Hz (D+58c)
2 Henry & Matthew Bagley, Chacombe  1686   5cwt   31.00"   1070.0Hz (C+38c)
3 Henry & Matthew Bagley, Chacombe  1686   6cwt   32.875"   959.0Hz (Bb+49c)
4 Henry & Matthew Bagley, Chacombe  1686   7½cwt  35.125"   899.0Hz (A+37c)
5 Henry & Matthew Bagley, Chacombe  1686   9cwt   36.625"   814.0Hz (G+44c)
6 Henry & Matthew Bagley, Chacombe  1686   13cwt  41.75"    715.5Hz (F+42c)

Photo Gallery

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Wall Painting Looking East
(Taken during the
Redication Service)
Looking West
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The Second The Treble The Tenor
(Note the new fittings)

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