Coventry, Foleshill, St Laurence, West Midlands

Foleshill Bells: 3; 7½cwt in A - UNRINGABLE
Grid Reference: 140/353825
Postcode: CV6 7ED
District: Coventry
Peals: None
Practice Night: None
Service Ringing: None
Contact: Rev. Michael Cleveland, St Laurence's Vicarage, 142 Old Church Road, Coventry CV6 7ED Tel. 024 7668 8271 Click to Email

History Of The Bells

This tower is in an area of North Coventry. It is NOT the brick built tower on Foleshill Road, this containing a single bell. It is further away from the city centre,on the B4082 Old Church Road. Please check on the map link before travelling.

These bells are unringable. There is an ancient frame, layout 3.1, and fittings, the wheels being sawn off and the stocks braced to frame to prevent movement. Ellacombe chimes have been fitted. There is a rope attached to the tenor clapper which has a muffle on one side and is used for funerals. The trebles are very nearly the same note, the tenor a minor third below. The organ occupies the high ground stage of the tower and there is a low clock-room between this and the bells. 

Details Of The Bells
1 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1635 4½cwt 29.00" 1057.0Hz (C+17c)
2 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1616 6cwt 32.125" 1031.0Hz (C-26c)
3 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1616 7½cwt 34.50" 860.5Hz (A-39c)