The Bells and their history

Eight bells were installed by Rudhall's of Gloucester in 1717 in the Key of F; the Seventh was recast by the same founders 30 years later.  The Fifth bell was recast in 1846 by Mears of Whitechapel and the Treble in 1886 by Taylors of Loughborough.

Full details:
 
Bells Diameter Founder Date Cwts Qtrs Lbs
Treble 2 '  3 " Taylor 1886 4 1 16
2nd 2 '  4 " Rudhall 1717 4 3 0
3rd 2 '  6 " Rudhall 1717 5 1 15
4th 2 '  8 " Rudhall 1717 6 1 18
5th 2 '  9 " Mears 1846 6 0 6
6th 3 '  0 " Rudhall 1717 8 1 10
7th 3 '  5 " Rudhall 1747 11 3 20
8th 3 '  8 " Rudhall 1717 13 3 19
 

Ringing sample

These samples of ringing come from a peal of 5056 changes of Yorkshire Surprise Major, rung on Easter Sunday 2003 to celebrate the 60th birthday of one of our local ringers Phil Rothera.

The Ringers

Sunday 20th April 2003

A peal of 5056 changes Yorkshire Surprise Major in 2 hours 56 minutes.

1. Roger H Dorking
2. Yvonne A Towler
3. Tudor P Edwards
4. Christopher K Cooper
5. Neil Bennett
6. Ian C Maycock
7. Philip J Rothera
8. James L Towler

Conducted by James L Towler

More History of the bells by Richard Major Part 1 and Part 2


The Bells
Webpage icon The Bells Part 2
Webpage icon The Bells, Part 1