Barford, St Peter, Warwickshire

Barford Bells: 6; 4-3-22 in B
Grid Reference: 151/273609
Postcode: CV35 8ES
District: Warwick
Peals Felstead Database
Recording:
Practice Night: Monday 7:30pm-9:00pm
Service Ringing: Not Known
Recommended Pub: Joseph Arch, 7 Bridge Street,  Barford,  Warwick,  CV35 8EH. Tel: 01926 624270, or
The Granville Arms 52, Wellesbourne Road, Barford, Warwickshire, CV35 8DS. Tel: 01926 624236
Contact: Michael Ashton, 25 Sandy Way, Barford, Warwick CV35 8DY Click to Email

History

On the A429 road from Warwick to Cirencester and beyond, Barford is a pleasant village. St Peter's church is just off this road - into the village proper at a mini roundabout near the Joseph Arch pub. There is a new bypass to the village, therefore you need to look out for the signs.

One of the newer rings of 6 in the Diocese, these were installed in 1994 during the incumbency of a ringing vicar, the late Gordon Benfield, being an augmentation from a ringable 3. These had been rehung by Taylors in 1909. At this point the bells were hung in a lowside frame, quarter turned and the canons were removed. The third was originally the treble of the ring of 3 at Atherstone on Stour. It retains its canons.

The entrance is from inside the church and limited on-street parking is available near to the church.

Details of the Bells
1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1994 3-0-18 23.375" 1676.0Hz (G#+16c)
2 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1994 3-1-22 24.375" 1504.0Hz (F#-28c)
3 Gloucester Foundry c.1330 3-0-00 25.00" 1342.0Hz (E+31c)
4 Joseph Smith, Edgbaston 1709 3-3-02 26.50" 1258.0Hz (D#+19c)
5 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe 1639 4-1-20 29.50" 1132.0Hz (C#+36c)
6 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe 1661 4-3-22 31.00" 1006.0Hz (B+32c)