Radway, St Peter, Warwickshire

Radway Bells: 5; 5-0-26 in C (GF)
Grid Reference: 151/368480
Postcode: CV35 0UE
District: Warwick
Peals: Felstead Database
Practice Night: None
Service Ringing: None
Recommended Pub: Castle Inn, Edgehill, (nr. Ratley) Banbury, Oxon, OX15 6DJ. Tel: 01295 670255 - note that this pub is in Warwickshire, despite its postal address. Map
Contact: Graham Nabb, 12 Glosters Green, Kineton, Warks CV35 0LT. Tel: 01926 641812 Click to Email

History Of The Bells

A pretty little church with a nice ring of 5. The whole installation was installed 1868, given in her will by Mrs Magan of Cheltenham, the cost being £280. This is contemporary with the time then the parish church was rebuilt in a different part of the village to the original church, using some of the old stone. The old church had a single bell cast by C & G Mears in 1845, weighing 6-3-3. The bells were rehung with new fittings by Mears & Stainbank in the existing oak frame of 1868 in 1949 at which time they were quarter turned but the canons were left in situ. A fairly long draft, ringing is around around the font, but the bells are not that difficult to ring!

The frequencies of the bells were taken in June 2013 by Chris Pickford and these show that the bells are, just, in the key of C and not B as has up to now been reported.

Park opposite the churchyard gate and enter via the south door into the church.

Details Of The Bells
1 Robert Stainbank, London 1868 3-0-18 24.00" 1535.0Hz (G-37c) 
2 Robert Stainbank, London 1868 3-1-08 24.50" 1362.0Hz (F-44c) 
3 Robert Stainbank, London 1868 3-2-22 25.00" 1289.0Hz (E-39c) 
4 Robert Stainbank, London 1868 4-1-02 27.00" 1149.0Hz (D-38c) 
5 Robert Stainbank, London 1868 5-0-26 29.25" 1019.0Hz (C-46c)