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HARBURY All Saints 8, 12-0-3 in G

Grid Reference 151/374600 Harbury Church - Source M Chester
Postcode CV33 9EY
Recording None Available
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday 0820 - 0900 (1st Sunday)
0950 - 1030 (Others) &
1750 - 1830 (Summer)
1520 - 1600 (Winter)
Practice Friday 1930-2100

History Of The Bells

A pleasant church with a stone and brick tower. The tower was rebuilt betweem 1811-13 at a cost of £1026 and a new ring of 5 supplied by Thomas Mears of Whitechapel, tenor 13-0-8 at a cost of £113/7/8, plus £5/1/3 for carriage and £2/8/0 for new ropes. There is a picture in the ringing room showing an unfulfilled plan to rebuild using stone, this plan including a spire. Prior to this the number of bells is uncertain. There were certainly three bells and a sanctus bell in 1552.

The bells have been augmented twice by Taylors since WWII, first to 6 in 1959, when the old 5 were recast and the ring rehung in a metal frame for 6 and then again in 1982 to 8. Metal from the redundant ring of 3 at Winderton (q.v.) was used to cast the trebles, (bells actually cast in 1981, dedicated in 1982). The bells sound well and go easily. They were all cast with flat tops.

In the latter augmentation four castings from the old frame from St. Stephen, Clapham Park, Surrey were used to extend the frame to take eight bells (a Gillett & Johnston job of 1919 - the bells are now at Spitalfields).

There is a reasonable amount of on-street parking by the church. The tower door is found inside the church, to the left.

Details of the Bells

1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1981   3-3-15  23.625"  1575.0Hz (G+8c)
2 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1981   4-1-12  24.25"   1488.0Hz (F#+9c)
3 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1959   4-1-17  25.375"  1318.0Hz (E-1c)
4 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1959   4-2-00  27.00"   1173.0Hz (D-2c)
5 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1959   5-1-25  29.50"   1042.0Hz (C-7c)
6 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1959   6-1-20  31.50"    982.0Hz (B-10c)
7 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1959   8-0-22  34.50"    872.0Hz (A-16c)
8 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1959  12-0-03  38.25"    776.0Hz (G-18c)

Details of the Previous Bells

1 Thomas Mears, London            1811   6-1-07
2 Thomas Mears, London            1811   7-0-24
3 Thomas Mears, London            1811   8-1-00
4 Thomas Mears, London            1811   9-2-27
5 Thomas Mears, London            1811  13-0-08

Photo Gallery

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The Ringing Room The Church -
Looking East
 The Organ

 

 

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