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FARNBOROUGH St Botolph 6 6-1-12 in Bb

Grid Reference 151/434496 Farnborough Church - Source M Chester
Postcode OX17 1DZ
Recording None Available
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday By Arrangement
Practice None

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)

Photo Gallery

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Looking West Towards
the Ringing Room
The Nave

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