LITTLE PACKINGTON, 3: 4cwt in C
History Of The Bells
The church is of Norman origin with medieval timber framing and 17th century internal additions. The bell turret is mid-19th century apart from its base, which is medieval.
The church has been converted for use as a private dwelling and access is only accessible upon special request.
Church Bells of Warwickshire records the diameters as 22", 24.5" & 28.75", all from the Newcombe foundry in Leicester and clocked at time of writing. They were hopelessly unringable.
These bells were removed in the early 1990s and used elsewhere, the front 2 going to Halford, to become what are now bells 2 & 3 of 6, in 1996 and the tenor to become no. 5 of 6 at Bubbenhall in 2000.
The weights are as installed in their new homes.
Details of the Bells
1 Thomas Newcombe, Leicester c1580 2-0-18
2 Edward Newcombe & Hugh Watts I, Leicester c1595 2-2-14
3 Newcombe, Leicester c1600 4-0-27