FARNBOROUGH St Botolph 6 6-1-12 in Bb
History Of The Bells
Set in deepest South-east Warwickshire this is a nice place to spend some time. The church is up a fairly narrow dead end and it might be best to park along the main road if you are in a party of more than a few vehicles.
The original 3 bells were recast by W & J Taylor in 1844. at a cost of £57 14s 6d. The church was restored in 1875 at which time the tower was raised in height and a spire added. At the same time the bells were augmented to 5 by Warners with the adding of a treble and tenor The bells were further augmented to 6 in 1963 and are a pretty ring. Cast iron frame and modern fittings are by Mears & Stainbank, 1963. The new bell was cast with a flat top and the canons of the others removed and bells 2, 4 & 5 have been one-eighth turned and bells 3 and 6 have been quarter turned. You can see them turning by looking through the louvres from the south side.
This side is where you enter the church and find a short vertical ladder to the ringing room. There is a sanctus bell, 12" in diameter hung for swing chiming in a space between the pit of the tenor and the south wall.
Details of the Bells
1 Mears & Stainbank, London 1963 3-2-14 24.50" 1520.5Hz (Gb+47c)
2 John Warner, London 1875 3-2-03 26.00" 1370.5Hz (F-33c)
3 W & J Taylor, Oxford 1844 3-1-20 27.00" 1222.0Hz (Eb-32c)
4 W & J Taylor, Oxford 1844 4-0-25 28.50" 1145.0Hz (D-44c)
5 W & J Taylor, Oxford 1844 4-3-03 31.00" 1026.0Hz (C-34c)
6 John Warner, London 1875 6-1-12 34.00" 911.5Hz (Bb-39c)
|Looking West Towards
the Ringing Room