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WAPPENBURY, St John the Baptist 3: 10cwt in G Anticlockwise - Unringable

Grid Reference 151/377693 Wappenbury Church - Source: Aidan MacRae Thomson
Postcode CV33 9DW
Recording None Available
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals None
Sunday None
Practice None
Other Information Unringable

History Of The Bells

These bells are unringable due to the fragility of ancient fittings.

They hang in an oak frame probably from the second or third quarter of the seventeenth century. There are three parallel pits and the bells all swing East to West. From North to South the bells hang in the pits in the order 1, 3 then 2. Roping of the bells means that they are a clockwise three. The fittings are also seventeenth century.

The bells still have their canons and have not been turned.

The bells are no longer swung, but are sounded by means of a locally made Ellacombe type apparatus.

Details of the Bells

1 Bryan Eldridge, Coventry   1657   6¾cwt 33.625" 989.0Hz (B+2c)
2 Newcombe, Leicester       c1600   8cwt 36.00" 871.0Hz (A-18c)
3 Hugh Watts II, Leicester   1629  10cwt 38.75" 779.0Hz (G-11c)

Photo Gallery

The Church - Looking East. Source: Aidan MacRae Thomson The Church - Looking West. Source: Aidan MacRae Thomson
The Church - Looking East The Church - Looking West
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