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LONGFORD, St Thomas 8, 4-1-8 in D

Grid Reference 140/351837 Longofrd Church - Source: Wikipedia
Postcode CV6 6EG
Peals None
Date Lost 1892


This church is in the far north end of Coventry, close to Junction 3 of the M6. The church was, until recently, on the main road into Coventry from the Bedworth area and the motorway.  At one time it contained a ringing peal of three bells.

It was built as a chapel of ease to Foleshill and was consecrated on 14th April 1874.  It became a parish church in its own right in 1904.  The church was designed by J. Cotton of Birmingham in the Gothic style, and was built of red brick with stone and blue brick dressings to include nave, north aisle, chancel, organ chamber, and north-west tower and spire, with a porch at its base.

The original bell of 1874 (weight 2-3-7) became the tenor of a ring of three when two bells were added in 1886. In 1892 five more small bells were added by Barwell to make a chime of eight. Being unsatisfactory, these were replaced by a new set by Taylors in 1904.

The bells are hung in the old three bell Barwell ringing frame and are chimed from the base of the tower. .

There is also a further bell by Taylor, 1902 - identical in size and pitch to the third bell - weighing 1-0-4. It is also hung for chiming.

Details of the Bells

1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  0-3-13
2 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  0-3-24
3 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  1-0-04
4 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  1-2-23
5 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  1-3-06
6 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  2-0-23
7 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  3-0-11
8 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough  1904  4-1-08

Photo Gallery

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Two views of the bells, courtesy of Chris Pickford.
Where the bearings were situated in the frame for
the ring of three can clearly be seen in these pictures 

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