Lillington, St Mary Magdalene, Warwickshire

Lillington Bells: 8; 9-0-18 in F#
Grid Reference: 151/325673
Postcode: CV32 7RH
District: Warwick
Peals: Felstead Database
Practice Night: Tuesday 7:30pm-9:00pm
Service Ringing: Sunday 9:00am-9:30am
Recommended Pubs: Several nearby, particularly in Leamington Spa Centre -
Benjamin Satchwell, 112-114 The Parade, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4AQ. Te: 01926 883733
Somerville Arms, 4 Campion Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4SX. Tel: 01926 426746
Contacts: Roger Howes, 9 Vicarage Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 7RH Tel: 07800931783 Email

History Of The Bells

Lillington has gradually become almost a suburb of Leamington Spa through the infilling of the open space between the towns by housing. You can miss the church if you are careless. It is on the left of the main road as you are driving away from Leamington Spa.

There were only three bells until 1927. The frame is of Pynkadoe, an African hardwood, with the exception of pit for the 4th which is hung on metal frames (to allow access from the staircase) and the third which has a metal X shaped gate end. This and the fittings are by Mears & Stainbank, 1927. The back three retain their canons, whilst the front five were cast with flat tops. A pleasant ring of bells. The front five are interesting in that they fall within the period of time when Whitechapel were beginning to adopt "Simpson Tuning".

Work was carried out in early 2007 by Nicholson's, headstocks to 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8 being replaced, the back 3 being canon retainers, and the clapper throws evened out.

Details Of The Bells
1 Mears & Stainbank, London 1927 3-3-16 25.00" 1525.5Hz (F#+52c)
2 Mears & Stainbank, London 1927 3-3-24 26.00" 1425.5Hz (E#+35c)
3 Mears & Stainbank, London 1927 4-2-24 26.00" 1274.5Hz (D#+41c)
4 Mears & Stainbank, London 1927 5-1-27 28.00" 1140.5Hz (C#+49c)
5 Mears & Stainbank, London 1927 5-3-01 32.00" 1015.5Hz (B+48c)
6 Thomas Harrys, London c.1480 7-0-20 34.00" 942.0Hz (A#+18c)
7 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1625 8-0-22 36.00" 854.0Hz (G#+48c)
8 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe 1675 9-0-18 38.50" 758.5Hz (F#+43c)