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WARMINGTON, St Michael 3, 10cwt in F#

Grid Reference 151/410474 Warmington Church - Source: Orchard
Postcode OX17 1DA
Peals None
Date Lost 2002
Other Information Benefice Website


This is a Grade I listed church. It has a 12th century nave; late 13th century south aisle, early/mid 14th century north aisle, chancel, vestry and priest's room and 14/15th century tower.

These bells were, until recently, an unringable 3, largely due to a thin frame. The frame is by John Waters of Kings Sutton - 1809,  and the fittings by Whites of Appleton - 1903.

Eayre and Smith removed these bells on 1st July 2002 and rehung them for swing chiming. They are hung on standard canon retaining headstocks fitted with levers. The firm were not allowed to touch the frame. Previous information that the tenor was bigger than the space to get it out of the frame is incorrect. The weights are taken from The ringing World of June 13th 2003.

They sound notes 1-3-4 of four. The inscriptions are given in Tilley and Walters' book, "The Church Bells of Warwickshire":

Details of the Bells

1 John Briant, Hertford       1811   7-0-19 
2 Newcombe(?), Leicester      1616   8-0-03 
3 Edward Newcombe, Leicester  1602   9-3-14  40.00"

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

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