Mancetter, St Peter, Warwickshire
|Bells:||5; 20½cwt in E - Anticlockwise|
|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|
|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|