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MANCETTER St Peter 5, 20½cwt in Eb Anticlockwise

Grid Reference 140/320697 Mancetter Church - Source Aidan MacRae Thomson
Postcode CV9 1NJ
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday 1000-1030 & 1800-1830 (Check)
Practice Monday 1930-2100 (1st only - Check)

History Of The Bells

This is a well kept church just on the south-west side of Atherstone. The tower is clearly visible on the left of the road from the A5 going towards the town. The A5 being part of the Warwickshire/ Leicestershire border means the tower with a spire close to the right side of the road is Witherley, only a few hundred yards from St Peter's, but in a different county and Diocese! There is a church car park up the road between the church and the next door pub. Entrance is via a door on the south side of the tower, the opposite side to the car park.

The bells go well, having had some attention recently from Eayre and Smith and a ring beam being put into strengthen the tower. The tenor was rehung on a new headstock in 2004/5.

A wonderful belfry with five bells of great beauty and interest. The frame is by Thomas Eayre of Kettering, at a cost of £76 in 1751, there being a still unfilled pit for a treble! Fittings are by Mears & Stainbank, 1928, costing £128. All the bells, which have each been quarter turned, retain their canons and are, with the exception of the third, listed.

Worth a visit!

Details of the Bells

1 Thomas Hancox, Walsall          1633   8cwt   36.00"  962.0Hz B-46c
2 Leicester                      C15th   9cwt   36.93"  862.0Hz A-36c
3 Hugh Watts II, Leicester        1641  10cwt   39.50"  805.5Hz G#-53c
4 John Hose, Leicester           c1350  15cwt   44.75"  721.5Hz F#-44c
5 George Oldfield I, Nottingham   1647  20½cwt  48.56"  640.5Hc E-50c

Photo Gallery

The Church - Looking East. Source: Aidan MacRae Thomson The Church - Looking West. Source: Aidan MacRae Thomson
The Church - Looking East The Church - Looking West

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