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CLIFFORD CHAMBERS St Helen 6; 7-3-2 in A (GF)

Grid Reference 151/198522 Clifford Chambers Church - Source M Chester
Postcode CV37 8HT
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday 10.30 (2, 3 & 4); 18.00 (5) (Check)
Practice None

History Of The Bells

This church was transferred into the Coventry Diocese on 1st May 2001. It was formerly in the Diocese of Gloucester.

In 1771 Matthew Bagley, the last of the line of Bagley bellfounders, cast a ring of 5 for this church. The tenor, 7-3-6, cracked before the bells were installed and it was subsequently recast by Bagley, the tenor then becoming 8-0-14.

The composite frame and fittings for the back five are by Barwell of Birmingham - 1904, with ball bearings fitted by Taylors in 1946. The treble hangs above the others in a separate lowsided frame provided in 1946. At the same time the bells were tuned. The Barwell composite frame is type 7.C.d and layout 5.1. The upper frame is Taylor cast iron lowside. type 8.3.A.h. The two 20th century bells were cast without canons; the others retain their canons. The treble and third have not been turned. The Bagley bells, all of which are "listed", have been quarter-turned.

The village itself was transferred to Warwickshire from Gloucestershire in 1931. There is ample parking by the churchyard wall.

Details of the Bells

1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough       1946  3-2-22  25.06"   1146.0Hz  (F#-40c)
2 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton  1771  4-0-27  27.25"   1305.0Hz  (E-18c)
3 James Barwell & Co, Birmingham       1904  4-1-09  28.50"   1165.0Hz  (D-14c)
4 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton  1771  5-0-25  30.00"   1099.0Hz  (C#-15c)
5 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton  1771  5-3-26  31.75"    980.0Hz  (B-14c)
6 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton  1773  7-3-02  35.375"   872.0Hz  (A-16c)

Photo Gallery

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The bellringers on Boxing Day 1901.
Back row, left to right:- John Salmon,
William Radbourne, Clerk Lively,
John Betteridge.
Front row:- Will Lively, Enoch Lively,
George Lines
"Shamrock" and Jack Salmon,
two bellringers in
Clifford Chambers. 1900s
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The Treble The Fifth The Tenor

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