Alderminster, St Mary & Holy Cross, Warwickshire

Alderminster Bells: 6; 12-0-26 in F
Grid Reference: 151/230486
Postcode: CV37 8PF
District: Warwick
Peals: Felstead Database
Recording:
Practice Night: None
Service Ringing: None
Recommended Pub The Bell, Alderminster, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8NY Tel: 01789 450414
Contact: Jane Jones (Churchwarden), Tithe Meadow, Alderminster, Stratford upon Avon, CV378NY. Tel: 01789 450672 Click to Email
The Revd C M Vickers, The Vicarage, Old Warwick Road, Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7SH Tel: 01789 748137

History

This is a central towered church on the main road through the village. The bells are rung from a ringing chamber with quite a low ceiling and are very loud inside. They go quite well. The 6-bell frame is believed to be by Alfred White in 1870, though the treble pit initially remained empty. The fittings are by Taylors in 1939 when the treble was finally added. The treble is flat headed, the fifth has had its canons removed and the rest have metal headstocks with a wooden pad between it and the canons. The back 5 have all been one-eighted turned.

There is a car park beside the church, to the left as you look from the main road, and the outside entrance can be seen from it. The village was transferred to Warwickshire from Worcestershire in 1931.  

Details of the Bells
1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1939 4-1-21 28.00" 1196.0Hz (D+31c)
2 Abraham Rudhall I, Gloucester 1714 5-2-12 30.25" 1067.0Hz (C+34c)
3 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe 1653 5-3-18 31.875" 950.0Hz (Bb+33)
4 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe 1658 7-2-21 35.375" 897.0Hz (A+33c)
5 Abraham Rudhall I, Gloucester 1716 9-1-17 37.75" 799.0Hz (G+33c)
6 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe 1676 12-0-26 41.75" 712.0Hz (F+33c)