FILLONGLEY St Mary and All Saints 8, 10-3-23 in F
|Sunday||0945-1030 (1 & 3)|
History Of The Bells
A nice church on the road from Coventry via Kingsbury towards Tamworth. Being next to the main road it cannot be missed. It is slightly unusual that one of the bells was cast during the Commonwealth, (a John Martin bell of 1654, cast at Coleshill and also in the time of the Commonwealth, was recast in 1896 at which time the bells were rehung and augmented to six).
Local enthusiasm has resulted in the original six being rehung on ball bearings in 1992 and two trebles added to complete the octave in time for the Millennium. At this time the existing trebles were moved into new framework added alongside the existing frame, using traditional stays and sliders and the new trebles put into the old treble pits which were converted to stays and sliders. The back four bells remain with hastings stays. The Taylor bells were cast without canons and those on the older bells have been removed. The four old bells have been quarter turned.
The tenor nominal is 716Hz, midway between F natural and F# - very slightly closer to F than F#
These fine bells were regarded as unringable from 1935 to 1975 owing to concern about the tower. This was fixed some time ago and the whole tower was repointed in 2006-7.
The entrance is on the north side of the tower. Parking can be a little difficult - there is a small car park uphill on the main road. Otherwise, park against the church wall in Church Lane, to the south (downhill) of the church.
Details of the Bells
1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1998 4-2-02 26.625" 1431.0Hz (F+42c)
2 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1998 4-3-02 27.50" 1352.0Hz (E+43c)
3 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1896 6-0-01 30.00" 1197.0Hz (D+33c)
4 Bryan Eldridge II, Coventry 1658 6-0-03 31.50" 1075.0Hz (C+47c)
5 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1896 6-3-15 33.50" 955.0Hz (Bb+42c)
6 Edward Arnold, Leicester 1795 7-0-27 35.00" 899.0Hz (A+37c)
7 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1628 9-1-14 38.00" 805.0Hz (G+46c)
8 Edward Arnold, Leicester 1791 10-3-23 42.00" 716.0Hz (F+43c)
|The Second Bell||The Fourth Bell|
|The Sanctuary||The Church - Looking East|
|The Church - Looking West||The Parish Chest|