Alcester, St Nicholas, Warwickshire
|Bells:||8; 12-2-13 in F#|
|Practice Night:||Thursday 7:45pm-9:00pm|
|Recommended Pub:||The Holly Bush 37 Henley Street, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5QX Tel: 01789 762482 |
The Turks Head, 4 High Street, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5AD Tel: 01789 765948
The Three Tuns, 34 High Street, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 5AB. Tel: 01789 508255
The Royal Oak, 44 High Street, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5AB. Tel: 01789 565211
|Contact:||Geoffrey Bourton (Tower Captain) Tel: 07951 790658 Email |
Rev Adrian Guthrie Tel: 01789 764261
Set in a pleasant small town in South-West Warwickshire this is a church that is worth spending some time viewing. The clock face is unusually positioned on the tower.
The mediaeval tower and the five bells which it contained were left untouched when the body of the church was rebuilt in 1729-1733. The recasting of the bells followed soon afterwards, however, and in 1735 Abraham Rudhall II supplied a new ring of six for the church. The weight of the tenor bell is given in the Rudhall catalogue as 10 cwt., and when it was taken down for recasting in November 1947 the bell was found to weigh 9cwt 3qrs 20 lbs. The inscriptions of the Rudhall bells were reproduced in facsimile on the six largest bells of the new ring. The bells are named St. George, Peace, Unity, Concord, Faith, Hope, Charity and St. Nicholas. They are a very good ring of bells.
The entrance is from inside the church. There is plenty of on-street parking nearby.
Details of the Bells
|1||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1948||4-0-17||26.00"||1467.0Hz||(F#-16c)|
|2||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1948||4-1-14||26.625"||1381.0Hz||(E#-20c)|
|3||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1948||4-2-24||28.00"||1229.0Hz||(D#-22c)|
|4||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1948||5-1-17||30.00"||1101.0Hz||(C#-12c)|
|5||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1948||6-0-26||32.125"||977.0Hz||(B-19c)|
|6||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1948||7-0-23||33.50"||923.0Hz||(A#-17c)|
|7||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1948||9-1-21||37.00"||824.0Hz||G#-14c)|
|8||John Taylor & Co, Loughborough||1948||12-2-13||41.125"||733.0Hz||(F#-16c)|