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