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LONGFORD, St Thomas 8, 4-1-8 in D

Grid Reference 140/351837 Longofrd Church - Source: M chester
Postcode CV6 6EG
Recording
Peals None
Date Lost 1892

History Of The Bells

This church is in the far north end of Coventry, close to Junction 3 of the M6. It is a brick built church with a spire on what was, until recently, the main road into Coventry from the Bedworth area and the motorway.  At one time it contained a ringing peal of three bells.

It was built as a chapel of ease to Foleshill and was consecrated on 14th April 1874.  It became a parish church in its own right in 1904.

The original bell of 1874 (weight 2-3-7) became the tenor of a ring of three when two bells were added in 1886. In 1892 five more small bells were added by Barwell to make a chime of eight. Being unsatisfactory, these were replaced by a new set by Taylors in 1904.

The bells are hung in the old three bell Barwell ringing frame and are chimed from the base of the tower. .

There is also a further bell by Taylor, 1902 - identical in size and pitch to the third bell - weighing 1-0-4. It is also hung for chiming.

Details of the Bells

1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  0-3-13
2 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  0-3-24
3 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  1-0-04
4 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  1-2-23
5 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  1-3-06
6 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  2-0-23
7 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  3-0-11
8 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  4-1-08

Photo Gallery

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Two views of the bells, courtesy of Chris Pickford.
Where the bearings were situated in the frame for
the ring of three can clearly be seen in these pictures 

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