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RYTON ON DUNSMORE St Leonard 8, 9-3-6 in F#

Grid Reference 140/386745 Ryton on  Dunsmore Church - Source: M Chester
Postcode CV8 3EW
Recording
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday 0930-1000 (1 & 3)
Practice Tuesday 1830-1930

History Of The Bells

For a long time this tower contained an unringable three, last being rehung in 1818 at a cost of £28. The headstock of the treble was replaced by Mears in 1864/5 when they repaired the ironwork, turned the gudgeons and supplied new brass bearings, all for £4. The headstocks of the other bells were replaced, probably locally, in 1905. The Mears bell, formerly the treble of three, was cast to replace a cracked mediaval bell, by Richard Seliok in about 1530, at a cost of £22/5/6. It is possible that the tenor bell, which alone of the old bells retains its canons, was cast in Coventry as John Martin was working there at this time when he cast a bell for Fillongley. The tenor is F#+23c.

The ring was rehung and augmented in two stages, first to 6 in an 8-bell cast iron and steel frame in 1988 and then to 8 some three years later. All this work was undertaken by Taylors.

This church is on the main A45 road from Coventry towards the M1 and is on its north side, just after the former Peugeot car plant. Turn in just before the church and park by the churchyard wall.New housing directly opposite the church restricts ringing a little. Do be careful when visiting - there are a couple of cunningly hidden speed cameras on the main road leading up to the church; from both directions!

Details of the Bells

1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough   1991  3-3-18  25.50"   1504.0Hz (F#+28c)
2 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough   1991  4-0-12  25.875"  1413.0Hz (Ex+20c)
3 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough   1988  4-1-12  27.25"   1253.0Hz (D#+12c)
4 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough   1988  5-1-04  29.50"   1123.0Hz (C#+22c)
5 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough   1988  6-1-00  31.75"   1008.0Hz (B+35c)
6 George Mears & Co, London        1864  6-1-12  34.00"    935.0Hz (A#+5c)
7 William Watts, Leicester        c1590  8-2-00  35.875"   844.0Hz (G#+28c)
8 John Martin, Worcester           1653  9-3-06  39.50"    750.0Hz (F#+23c)

Photo Gallery

The Church - Looking East. Source: Covltwt The Church - Looking West. Source: Covltwt 
 The Church - Looking East The Church - Looking West  
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The three old bells
arrive at Taylors in 1988
The late Rev Trevor Sykes,
who was instrumental in
getting the bells restored
The then 5th, Now 7th,
after retuning
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The six bells in
the church in 1988
Two of the three new
1988 bells in the church
 

 

 

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