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FRANKTON 4, 8½cwt in Ab (Anticlockwise) - Unringable

Grid Reference 140/423701 Frankton Church - Source R Osbourne
Postcode CV23 9PJ
Recording None Available
Affiliaton Coventry DG
Peals None
Sunday None
Practice None
Other Information Anticlockwise. Unringable

History Of The Bells

An old and interesting installation, parts of the frame being of 14th century date. The frame was remodelled in the 17th century. The fittings are largely of 18th century date, some work being carried out by John Standlyt of Martin in 1777 at a cost of £10 3s 0d. The treble swings east to west on the south side of the frame and the other three North - South in three parallel pits, second, then tenor. then third. The rope circle is therefore anticlockwise.

The bells retain their canons and have not been quarter-turned. They are sounded by an Ellacombe chiming apparatus supplied by Taylors in 1950.

There has, once in a while, been a hope that the bells may be restored, but certainly nothing is imminent.

Details of the Bells

1 Hugh Watts II, Leicester  1636  3¾cwt  27.50"  1158.0Hz (D-25c)
2 Newcombe, Leicester       1607  4½cwt  28.50"  1037.0Hz (C-16c)
3 Hugh Watts II, Leicester  1623  6cwt   32.625"  946.0Hz (Bb+25c)
4 Hugh Watts II, Leicester  1616  8½cwt  34.25"   847.0Hz (Ab+34c)

 Photo Gallery

Frankton - Looking East -Source: A MacRae Thompson
The Church - Looking East
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