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PRIORS MARSTON St Leonard 6, 14cwt in F (GF) Anticlockwise - Treble Unringable

Grid Reference 151/258657 Priors Marston Church - Source Church Website
Postcode CV47 7SB
Recording None Available
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday Not Known
Practice Monday 1930-2100
Other information Anticlockwise

History Of The Bells

This is one of many very nice South Warwickshire village with a nice church. Originally a complete ring of 6 by Bagley, the bells are hung anti-clockwise and rung from the ground floor, but nevertheless go well. The tenor cracked in 1844 and was recast in Loughborough. The Bagley bells are "listed". The wooden frame in contemporary with the bells (1721 - at which time the tower was partially rebuilt) but strengthened and underpinned when the bells were rehung by Mears & Stainbank in 1939. All bells retain their canons and have been quarter turned.

A peal of Minor in seven methods was rung here in 3 hours & 11 minutes on Shrove Tuesday 1778 - one of the few recorded early change-ringing performances in the county.

Enter through the tower door on the south side.

(The treble is currently out of action due to a broken headstock. This was removed on 4th November 2016 and is expected to be replaced in early 2017.)

Details of the Bells

1 Henry Bagley III, Buckingham     1721   5½cwt  31.00"  1205.5Hz (D+44c)
2 Henry Bagley III, Buckingham     1721   6¼cwt  31.25"  1064.0Hz (C+28c)
3 Henry Bagley III, Buckingham     1721   7cwt   34.00"   965.5Hz (Bb+61c)
4 Henry Bagley III, Buckingham     1721   8¾cwt  35.25"   889.5Hz (A+18c)
5 Henry Bagley III, Buckingham     1721  11cwt   38.00"   807.5Hz (G+52c)
6 John Taylor & Son, Loughborough  1845  14cwt   43.25    706.0Hz (F+18c)

Photo Gallery

The Church - Looking East. Source: Mike Cox The Church - Looking West. Source: Mike Cox
The Church - Looking East The Church - Looking West 



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