Harbury, All Saints, Warwickshire

Harbury Bells: 8; 12-0-14 in G
Grid Reference: 151/374600
Postcode: CV33 9EY
District: Warwick
Peals: Felstead Database
Practice Night: Friday 7:30pm-9:00pm
Service Ringing: 1st Sunday 8:20am-9:00am, Others 9:50am-10:30am
Also 5:50pm-6:30pm Summer, 3:20pm-4:00pm Winter
Recommended Pub: The Old New Inn, Farm St, Harbury, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV33 9LS. Tel:01926 614023
Contacts: Mrs Alison Abbott, 9 Vicarage Lane, Harbury, Leamington Spa, CV33 9HA Click to Email
Mr William Jones, 24 Ivy Lane, Leamington Spa, CV33 9HN Tel: 01926 611914

History Of The Bells

A pleasant church with a stone and brick tower. The tower was rebuilt betweem 1811-13 at a cost of £1026 and a new ring of 5 supplied by Thomas Mears of Whitechapel, tenor 13-0-8 at a cost of £113/7/8, plus £5/1/3 for carriage and £2/8/0 for new ropes. There is a picture in the ringing room showing an unfulfilled plan to rebuild using stone, this plan including a spire. Prior to this the number of bells is uncertain. There were certainly three bells and a sanctus bell in 1552.

The bells have been augmented twice since WWII, first to 6 in 1959, when the old 5 were recast and the ring rehung in a metal frame, and then in 1982 to 8. Metal from the redundant ring of 3 at Winderton was used to cast the trebles, (bells actually cast in 1981, dedicated in 1982). The bells sound well and go easily. They were all cast with flat tops.

In the latter augmentation four castings from the old frame from St. Stephen, Clapham Park, Surrey were used to extend the frame to take eight bells (a Gillett & Johnston job of 1919 - the bells are now at Spitalfields).

There is a reasonable amount of on-street parking by the church. The tower door is found inside the church, to the left. 

Details Of The Bells
1 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1981 3-3-15 23.625" 1575.0Hz (G+8c)
2 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1981 4-1-12 24.25" 1488.0Hz (F#+9c)
3 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1959 4-1-17 25.375" 1318.0Hz (E-1c)
4 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1959 4-2-00 27.00" 1173.0Hz (D-2c)
5 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1959 5-1-25 29.50" 1042.0Hz (C-7c)
6 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1959 6-1-20 31.50" 982.0Hz (B-10c)
7 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1959 8-0-22 34.50" 872.0Hz (A-16c)
8 John Taylor & Co, Loughborough 1959 12-0-03 38.25" 776.0Hz (G-18c)