Alcester, St Nicholas, Warwickshire

Alcester

Bells: 8; 12-2-13 in F#
Grid Reference: 150/091574
Postcode: B49 5AJ
District Warwick
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Practice Night: Thursday 7:45pm-9:00pm  (Except 1st Thursday)
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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
Contact: Mr E.Payne 3 Sherwell Drive, Alcester, B49 5HA Click to Email

History

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 bells are a nice ring of 8, effectively a completely new ring installed by Taylors in 1948, tenor 41.125".

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.

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)