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SALTER STREET* St Patrick 5, 8-0-21 in A

Grid Reference 139/123749 Salter Street Church - Source: David Kelly
Postcode B94 6DE
Recording None Available
Affiliation St Martin's Guild
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday None
Practice None


The church was built in 1840 as a Chapel of Ease in the parish of Tanworth, to the designs of James Benjamin Harris of Henley in Arden. It become a separate parish in 1843.

A western saddleback tower, designed by G. T. Robinson of Leamington Spa, the Archidiaconal Architect, was added to it in 1861-2 at a cost of £1,200. this was given by Thomas Burman in memory of his parents. The tower was not touched when the body of the church was rebuilt in 1899.

The bells, which cost £270, still hang in original frame, by W Ballard of Leamington, but were rehung in 1937 when Gillett & Johnston provided new gudgeons and ball bearings. The bells were tuned and quarter turned, but the canons were not removed. The cost of this work was £138. The treble's headstock was replaced in July of 2009. The bells are simply inscribed with the founder's name and date on the shoulder and the Warner Royal Arms on the waist.

The first peal on the bells was rung in 1944

For a time in the 1960s there was a thriving band here. They managed to ring a local band peal.  It was published as "Non-Association", but later credited to the Coventry DG. Why, I am not sure, the tower being in the Diocese of Birmingham.

Details of the Bells

1 John Warner & Sons, London  1861  4-3-20  28.00"
2 John Warner & Sons, London  1861  4-3-07  29.00"
3 John Warner & Sons, London  1861  5-1-07  29.75"
4 John Warner & Sons, London  1861  6-0-20  31.75"
5 John Warner & Sons, London  1861  8-0-21  35.875"

Photo Gallery

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The Treble With its New Headstock The Ellacombe The Saddbleback Tower
  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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