Bulkington, St James, Warwickshire

Bulkington Bells: 8; 12-1-23in G
Grid Reference: 140/391867
Postcode: CV12 9PZ
District: Coventry
Peals: Felstead Database
Recording:
Practice Night: Tuesday 7:30pm-9:00pm
Service Ringing: 9.30-10.00am & 6.00-6.30pm 
Recommended Pub: Old Chequers Inn, 12 Chequer Street, Bulkington, Bedworth, CV12 9NH. Tel: 024 7631 2182
Contacts: Jean Liggins, 108 Nueaton Road, Bulkington, Warwickshire, CV12 9QN
Geoff Pratt, 62 Weston Lane, Bulkington, Warwickshire, CV12 9RT

History of the Bells

On the main street of this large village, St James church is another that is worth spending a while examining before you ring.

The bells were rehung in an eight-bell frame in 1924 - the empty pits being filled in 1948. The old bells have had their canons removed and the Taylor bells were cast with flat tops.

One of the late ringers at St James built the platform on which the organ now stands.

The tower rocks noticeably when the bells are rung. Entrance is from inside at the base of the tower and there is a car park just to the west of the tower.

Details of the Bells
1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1948 4-0-11 25.625" 1532.0Hz (G-40c)
2 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1948 4-0-13 26.00" 1444.0Hz (F#-43c)
3 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1924 4-2-08 27.25" 1286.0Hz (E+43c)
4 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1924 5-1-08 29.00" 1146.0Hz (D-43c)
5 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1924 5-3-26 31.50" 1020.0Hz (C-44c)
6 Newcombe, Leicester 1605 5-3-27 33.00" 964.0Hz (B-42c)
7 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1924 9-3-24 37.25" 859.0Hz (A-42c)
8 Newcome, Leicester C16th 12-1-23 42.00" 764.0Hz (G-45c)