Mancetter, St Peter, Warwickshire

Mancetter Bells: 5; 20½cwt in E - Anticlockwise
Grid Reference: 140/320967
Postcode: CV9 1NJ
District: Coventry
Peals: Felstead Database
Recording:
Practice Night: Monday 7.30pm-9.00pm (1st only - Check)
Service Ringing: Sunday 10:00am-10:30am & 6:00pm-6:30pm (Check)
Recommended Pub: The Pough Inn, Mancetter Road, Mancetter, Warwickshire CV9 1NH. Tel: 01827 711436
(Closed Mon/Tues - Blue Boar is on the same road.)
Contact: Sharon and Keith Whitehead or Andrew Ball, 1 Ivor Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1NB, Tel: 01827 705117

History Of The Bells

This is a well kept church just on the south-west side of Atherstone. The tower is clearly visible on the left of the road from the A5 going towards the town. The A5 being part of the Warwickshire/ Leicestershire border means the tower with a spire close to the right side of the road is Witherley, only a few hundred yards from St Peter's, but in a different county and Diocese. There is a church car park up the road between the church and the next door pub. Entrance is via a door on the south side of the tower, the opposite side to the car park.

The bells go well, having had some attention recently from Eayre and Smith and a ring beam being put into strengthen the tower. The tenor was rehung on a new headstock in 2004/5.

A wonderful belfry with five bells of great beauty and interest. The frame is by Thomas Eayre of Kettering, at a cost of £76 in 1751, there being a still unfilled pit for a treble. Fittings are by Mears & Stainbank, 1928, costing £128. All the bells, which have each been quarter turned, retain their canons and are, with the exception of the third, listed.

Details Of The Bells
1 Thomas Hancox, Walsall 1633 8cwt 36.00" 962.0Hz B-46c
2 Leicester Foundry C15th 9cwt 36.93" 862.0Hz A-36c
3 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1641 10cwt 39.50" 805.5Hz G#-53c
4 John Hose, Leicester c.1350 15cwt 44.75" 721.5Hz F#-44c
5 George Oldfield I, Nottingham 1647 20½cwt 44.75" 640.5Hz E-50c