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KENILWORTH, St John the Evangelist 10, 9-2-4 in G#

Grid Reference 140/293710 Kenilworth SJE Church - Source: M Chester
Postcode CV8 1HY
Other Information Church Website

History Of The Bells

A nice church with a spire just off the A46. The tower looks like it should have a ring of bellsbells. Unfortunately for us ringers it does have bells, but only a chime. The foundation stone was laid in August of 1851 and the church was consecrated in 1854, costing £5,000.

Originally there was a single bell hung for ringing by C. & G. Mears, 1852 (4-1-6). Taylors rehung it on ball bearings in 1931. After the War, the old bell was scrapped and replaced by a chime of ten cast by Taylors in 1949-50 - given in memory of Thomas Ball. The additional semitones were added to the original order, hence their later casting date. The bells are an octave with two semitones (flat 2nd and flat 4th).

The bells are hung dead in a two tier steel framework, 4-8 below the rest, and sounded from a clavier in a room lower in the tower.

Details of the Bells

1  John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1949  1-3-11
2  John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1949  2-0-14
2b John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1950  2-1-16
3  John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1949  2-2-25
4  John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1949  3-0-19
4b John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1950  3-3-09
5  John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1949  4-2-06
6  John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1949  5-0-06
7  John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1949  6-3-15
8  John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1950  9-2-04  37.00"

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