Honiley, St John the Baptist, Warwickshire

Honiley Bells: 6; 6-2-4 in A
Grid Reference: 139/245722
Postcode: CV8 1PW
District: Coventry
Peals: Felstead Database
Practice Night: None 
Service Ringing: None 
Recommended Pub: The Case Is Altered, Case Lane, Five Ways, Warwick, CV35 7JD Tel: 01926 484206 for beer
Tipperary Inn, Meer End Road, Honiley, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1PW Tel: 01676 533224 for food  ("It's a Long Way to Tipperary" was written here.)
Contact: Sheila Cole Tel:  01926 484271

History Of The Bells

A small estate church, St John's stands all but by itself at the end of a lane. It was built at the expense of John Sanders Esq of Honiley Hall. He died in 1727 and left money in his will to pay for the installation of a ring of bells, this being done in 1731.

The bells are a ring of 6, augmented from 5 in 1978. Barwells rehung the bells with new fittings in 1888 at a cost of £41 15s 0d. The five bells were again rehung and quarter turned, this time with a new H-frame and fittings, by Taylors in 1955.

The treble was cast in 1978 using metal from the single bell from the demolished church of St. Thomas's, Coventry. Taylors provided additional steel framework for the new bell which hangs above the others. The treble was cast flat and the canons were removed from the others during the 1955 rehanging.

Turn off the main road by the Dogs Trust Kennels and the Honiley Court Hotel and as the road bears right you turn off left to the church. Please do not park up this private road to the church, nor by the houses near to the churchyard date.. The residents are very amenable to ringers and we would like it to stay that way! 

Details Of The Bells
1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1978 3-1-13 24.50" 1516.0Hz (F#-42c)
2 Thomas Eayre, I Kettering 1731 4-1-02 27.00" 1353.0Hz (E+45c)
3 Thomas Eayre, I Kettering 1731 4-1-16 28.375" 1205.0Hz (D+44c)
4 Thomas Eayre, I Kettering 1731 4-1-14 28.75" 1134.5Hz (C#+40c)
5 Thomas Eayre, I Kettering 1731 5-1-26 31.375" 1006.5Hz (B+33c)
6 Thomas Eayre, I Kettering 1731 6-2-04 33.75" 895.0Hz (A+29c)