MANCETTER St Peter 5, 20½cwt in Eb Anticlockwise
|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
|The Church - Looking East||The Church - Looking West|