FOLESHILL, St Laurence 3 7½cwt - Unringable
History Of The Bells
This tower is in part of Coventry. It is NOT the brick built tower on Foleshill Road, this St Paul's church which has a single bell. It is further away from the city centre, near the canal, on the B4082, Old Church Road.
These bells are unringable to the point of being derelict. There is an ancient frame. layout 3.1, and fittings, the wheels being sawn off and the stocks braced to frame to prevent movement. Ellacombe chimes have been fitted. There is a rope attached to the tenor clapper which has a muffle on one side and is used for funerals. The trebles are very nearly the same note, the tenor a minor third below.
The organ occupies the high ground stage of the tower and there is a low clock-room between this and the bells. Restoration would therefore be very difficult.
Details of the Bells
1 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1635 4½cwt 29.00" 1057.0Hz (C+17c)
2 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1616 6cwt 32.125" 1031.0Hz (C-26c)
3 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1616 7½cwt 34.50 860.5Hz (A-39c)