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SUTTON UNDER BRAILES St Thomas a Becket 5, 8-3-22 in A (GF)

Grid Reference 151/299374 Sutton under Brailes Church - Source: M Chester
Postcode OX15 5BH
Recording
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday By Arrangement
Practice 1930-2100 (3rd only)

History Of The Bells

A very pretty South Warwickshire Village. The highly decorated bells, a "listed" complete ring by William and Robert Cor of Aldourne, were retuned at Whitechapel and rehung by Whites of Appleton in the existing frame in 1983. They are strange bells, decorated with curious ornaments. The oak frame is dated 1846 and was made by John Davis, a local carpenter. He was paid £55/8/6 for "New roofing the tower and new frames for the bells". The bells are very long waisted in shape, having high crowns and curious bulging lips. They retain their canons and are listed bells. They had been chip tuned prior to the 1983 rehang.

There is a late C18th bell of 13" diameter on display in the church.  It is the former sanctus bell.

The tower is on the side, rather than the end of the nave, i.e. on the South-East side, and the bells are rung from the porch - leaving the doors open on a nice sunny day is ideal.

There is limited parking on the grass verge just past the church. The village was transferred to Warwickshire from Gloucestershire in 1844.

The nominals of the bells have recently become available and the ring is just nearer to A than the previously quoted Ab.

Details of the Bells

1 William & Robert Cor, Aldbourne  1701 5-0-04  27.75"  1296.0Hz (E-30c)
2 William & Robert Cor, Aldbourne  1701 5-0-12  26.25"  1145.5Hz (D-44c)
3 William & Robert Cor, Aldbourne  1701 5-3-12  31.00"  1082.5Hz (C#-41c)
4 William & Robert Cor, Aldbourne  1701 6-1-12  32.75"   962.5Hz (B-45c)
5 William & Robert Cor, Aldbourne  1701 8-3-22  36.75"   856.0Hz (A-48c)

 

Photo Gallery

The Church - Looking East - Source: Mike Chester The Ringing Chamber - Source: Mike Chester
The Church - Looking East The Ringing Chamber
The Font - Source: Mike Chester The Sanctus Bell - Source: Mike Chester
The Fine Font The Sanctus Bell
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