Coventry, Stoke, St Michael, West Midlands

Coventry, Stoke Bells: 8; 13-1-9 in F# (GF)
Grid Reference: 140/358795
Postcode: CV2 4BG
District: Coventry
Peals: Felstead Database
Practice Night: Wednesday 7:30pm-9:00pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 10:30am-11:00am
Recommended Pub: Rose & Crown, Walsgrave Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV2 4BN Tel: 024 7645 5193 (opposite the lych gate)
Contact: Mrs Jean Harrison, 22 Oswin Grove, Coventry CV2 5GJ

History Of The Bells

The bells were originally three in number and had been derelict for over 40 years before anything was done. The augmentation was a complicated story - hung as a ring of five in April 1902 and augmented to six in May 1902, the tenor weighing 9-3-26. The bells were hung in a two tier frame with the second on top. The ring was remodelled in 1905 when the fourth was recast, and a treble and tenor added. All were rehung on ball bearings by Taylors in 1947. The Taylor bells were cast with flat tops, the other two have had their canons removed.

The tower is small and therefore the bells are on two levels. Bells 2, 5 and 8 are on top. The ringing room is cosy! Though there is a need for rope guides the bells go well and are suitable for the less experienced visitor. Entrance is normally via the tower door.

There is a church car park just to the west of the church up a small road almost opposite "The Rose and Crown" pub. This car park is, however, not suitable for coaches.

Details Of The Bells
1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1905 4-0-11 25.50" 1445.5Hz (F#-29c)
2 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1902 4-0-05 26.31" 1370.0Hz (E#-34c)
3 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1902 4-2-03 28.00" 1227.5Hz (D#-24c)
4 Hugh Watts, Leicester 1624 5-0-08 30.00" 1092.0Hz (C#-26c)
5 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1905 6-1-15 32.625" 968.5Hz (B-34c)
6 John de Colsale, Nottingham c.1410 7-1-15 34.50" 920.0Hz (A#-23c)
7 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1902 9-3-26 38.50" 818.0Hz (G#-26c)
8 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1905 13-1-09 42.50" 727.0Hz (F#-31c)