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ROWINGTON St Laurence 6, 13-3-0 in F (GF)

Grid Reference 151/204693 Rowington Church - Source: M Chester
Postcode CV35 7AB
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday Festivals and Holy Days
Practice Wednesday & Friday 1730

History Of The Bells

A fine church set in the west of the Diocese near to Warwick, but actually in the Coventry District. The bells are rung from the chancel crossing and handle well.

This ring used to be well know for its very much too low/long ropes. Happily, the newly established band have seen to this and they are now perfectly acceptable.

Until 1887 they were a complete Leicester ring of 5, when Carrs of Smethwick recast the treble. They were hung in a new cast iron (lowside) frame and fittings by Taylors in 1958 at which time the second was recast and a new treble added. This replaced the old wooden frame which had the treble hung above the other four in the middle of the frame and set diagonally to it. Only the fourth has canons today. The Taylor bells were cast with flat tops, the Newcombe bell retains its canons and the others have had them removed.

You can park in a church car park on the opposite side of the road near the lych gate. Follow the path to a door on the north side of the church.

Details of the Bells

1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1958   4-3-16  28.375"  1185.0Hz (D+15c)
2 Charles Carr, Smethwick         1887   6-1-08  31.125"  1069.0Hz (C+37c)
3 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1958   6-3-24  32.875"   949.0Hz (Bb+31c)
4 Newcombe, Leicester             1609   7-2-26  35.25"    887.0Hz (A+14c)
5 Hugh Watts II, Leicester        1620   9-1-22  38.125"   803.0Hz (G+41c)
6 Hugh Watts II, Leicester        1633  13-3-00  42.75"    711.0Hz (F+31c)

Photo Gallery

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The Church Looking East The Door to the stairs up the
tower, in one of the piers
The Ringing Area
in the Chancel

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