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HENLEY IN ARDEN St John the Baptist 6, 11-3-4 in G

Grid Reference 151/152661 Henley in Arden Church - Source M Chester
Postcode B95 5SS
Recording
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday 0930-1000
Practice Wednesday 1900-2015
(Occasionally at Beaudesert)

History Of The Bells

Set right in the middle of this nice South Warwickshire village, you cannot miss this C15th church. With plenty of nice shops and pubs this is a ideal place to linger a while.

The bells were re-hung in 1991 and now go more easily than they formerly did. Eayre & Smith reused the cast iron headstocks fitted by Barwells of Birmingham when they rehung the bells in 1910. A piece of timber dated 1674 in the ringing room came from the old frame - but the frame itself was of slightly later date, the dated timber (having been reused "inverted" in the later frame). The clock pendulum swings between the treble and fourth in the ringing room!

They hang in a steel and cast iron frame for six. All bells have had their canons removed and have been turned.

The entrance is inside the church via the main door. There is plenty of on-street parking around the market place.

Details of the Bells

1 Joseph Smith, Edgbaston   1727   5-0-12  29.25"   1292.0Hz (E-35c)
2 Clark & Bushell, Evesham  1707   4-3-20  30.125"  1190.5Hz (D+23c)
3 Clark & Bushell, Evesham  1707   5-3-00  31.75"   1028.5Hz (C-30c)
4 Clark & Bushell, Evesham  1707   6-3-07  34.375"   967.0Hz (B-37c)
5 Clark & Bushell, Evesham  1707   8-0-25  37.125"   860.5Hz (A-39c)
6 Joseph Smith, Edgbaston   1727  11-3-04  41.00"    774.0Hz (G-22c)

 

Photo Gallery

Henley - Looking East - Source: Aidan MacRae Thompson Henley - Looking West - Source: Aidan MacRae Thompson
The Church -Looking East The Church - Looking West
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