Bubbenhall, St Giles, Warwickshire

Bubbenhall Bells: 6; 5-1-13 in Bb (GF)
Grid Reference/Map: 140/360725
Postocde: CV8 3BE
District: Rugby
Peals: Felstead Database
Practice Night: None
Service Ringing: None
Recommended Pub: The Malt Shovel, Lower End, Bubbenhall, Coventry, West Midlands CV8 3BW. Tel:024 7630 1141
Contact: Mr Peter Sheen, 19 Home Close, Bubbenhall, Coventry CV8 3JD Tel: 024 7630 6339

History Of The Bells

This unringable 3 relatively recently been augmented to 6. The original bells were hung in a medieval(?) frame for full circle ringing before they were converted to a chiming system by having ropes attached to their clappers. Living memory insists that they used to be used regularly about 20 yrs ago. An existing Newcombe of Leicester bell, c1580, is to become the clock bell and the old tenor has been used for its metal in the casting of the new bells, leaving only one bell of the original ring. The clock bell is yet to be brought into action, it being in the old wooden frame of c1670. The fifth, which is listed, is the old tenor from the ring of 3 from the redundant church at Little Packington.

The bells were installed in the first week of September 2000 and dedicated on September 17th. The new bells were cast without canons, the older ones retain theirs. Five of the bells hang in a steel and cast iron frame, with third hung above the others in a steel frame.

The church is at the end of a dead end called, unsurprisingly, Church Road - the entrance to the street being in the middle of the village. There is a very enthusiastic local band that positively welcome visitors! Limited car parking is available by the churchyard wall and entry is via the south door.

Details Of The Bells
1 J Taylor, Bellfounders Ltd, Loughbrough 2000 2-0-12 21.50" 1556.0Hz (G-13c)
2 J Taylor, Bellfounders Ltd, Loughbrough 2000 2-2-06 23.00" 1385.0Hz (F-13c)
3 J Taylor, Bellfounders Ltd, Loughbrough 2000 2-3-18 24.625" 1235.0Hz (Eb-13c)
4 J Taylor, Bellfounders Ltd, Loughbrough 2000 3-1-06 26.00" 1168.0Hz (D-10c)
5 Edward Newcombe, Leicester c.1600 4-0-27 29.00" 1040.0Hz (C-11c)
6 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe c.1670 5-1-13 31.75" 924.0Hz (Bb-16c)
Disused bell
  Newcombe of Leicester            c1570 5cwt 30.25" ???? C