Bishops Tachbrook, St Chad, Warwickshire

Bishop  Tachbrook Bells: 3; 6-3-10 in Bb
Grid Reference/Map: 151/314614
Postcode: CV33 9RJ
District: Warwick
Peals: None
Practice Night: Thursday 7:30pm-9.00pm (Check)
Service Ringing: 9:30am-9.50am (Check)
Contact: Mr Roy, L. K. Drew, 56 Mallory Road, Bishops Tachbrook, Leamington Spa CV33 9QY Tel: 01926 428570 Click to Email

History Of The Bells

These bells are ringable and have a local band. They are in an old wooden frame,truss 6.A and layout 3.3. Rehung (in the tower) with new fittings by Taylors in 1893 and put on ball bearings by the same firm in 1936. The weight of the tenor given is prior to canon removal and is therefore only an estimate. There is a recent, 1997, upstairs ringing room that is rather plush compared to most rings of 3! There is also a separate clock bell by Thomas Mears, 1843, 24.24", 3-0-11. 1653.0Hz (Ab-9c).

There is some hope that the bells may be augmented in the future, an inspection was carried out by the Guild in 2001 and quotations obtained to augment to 6. The local ringers are keen to have more bells in their tower, but recent spending on a church building project means that this is not imminent.

The church is just off the main road through the village, on Church Hill.

Details Of The Bells
1 John Martin, Worcester 1653 4¾cwt 29.75" 1173.0Hz (D-2c)
2 Richard Sanders, Stratford 1719 5¾cwt 30.50" 1040.5Hz (C-10c)
3 William Brooke, Bromsgrove 1740 <6-3-10 34.375" 896.0Hz (Bb-68c)