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COVENTRY* - STOKE St Michael, Stoke 8, 13-1-9 in F# (GF)

Grid Reference 140/358795 Stoke in Coventry Church - Source M Chester
Postcode CV2 4BG
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday 1030-1100
Practice Wednesday 1930-2100

History Of The Bells

The bells were originally three in number and had been derelict for over 40 years before anything was done. The augmentation was a complicated story - hung as a ring of five in April 1902 and augmented to six in May 1902, the tenor weighing 9-3-26. The bells were hung in a two tier frame with the second on top. The ring was remodelled in 1905 when the fourth was recast, and a treble and tenor added. All were rehung on ball bearings by Taylors in 1947. The Taylor bells were cast with flat tops, the other two have had their canons removed.

The tower is small and therefore the bells are on two levels. Bells 2, 5 and 8 are on top. The ringing room is cosy! Though there is a need for rope guides the bells go well and are suitable for the less experienced visitor. Entrance is normally via the tower door.

There is a church car park just to the west of the church up a small road almost opposite The Rose and Crown pub. This car park is, however, not suitable for coaches and it is locked not long after time of the end of the practice or when you are in the pub across the road after a peal - says he out of experience!

Details of the Bells

1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough   1905   4-0-11  25.50"   1455.5Hz (F#-29c)
2 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough   1902   4-0-05  26.31"   1370.0Hz (E#-34c)
3 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough   1902   4-2-03  28.00"   1227.5Hz (D#-24c)
4 Hugh Watts                       1624   5-0-08  30.00"   1092.0Hz (C#-26c)
5 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough   1905   6-1-15  32.625"   968.5Hz (B-34c)
6 John de Colsale                 c1410   7-1-15  34.50"    920.0Hz (A#-23c)
7 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough   1902   9-3-26  38.50"    818.0Hz (G#-26c)
8 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough   1905  13-1-09  42.50"    727.0Hz (F#-31c)

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The Church -
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