Priors Hardwick, St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Warwickshire

Priors Hardwick Bells: 3; 8cwt in Bb(GF)
Grid Reference: 151/472562
Postcode: CV47 7SN
District: Warwick
Recording
Peals: None
Practice Night: None
Service Ringing: None
Recommended Pub: The Butchers Arms, Church End, Priors Hardwick, Southam, Warwickshire CV47 7SN. Tel: 01327 260504
Contact: Contact Churchwarden Tel 01327 264893
Paul Hobday Click to Email

History Of The Bells

These bells are hung in a two-tier wrought iron "bare" frame by Webb & Bennett of Kidlington of 1922, the treble being hung above the others. Mears & Stainbank replaced the treble headstock in 1959. All the bells have been quarter turned. A grant was given to the church by the Coventry DG on 7/7/01 to help repair the treble wheel and to install rope guides. This has been completed. A small tower, making any projected augmentation difficult.

The bells do not form a "true" three, being about 1, 3 & 4 of a four - those old enough might remember the children's show, "The Banana Splits"; the bells form the first three notes of the signature tune! 

Follow the signs for the village centre from the (relatively!) main road and you soon find the church and can park on the road before or after it. 

Details Of The Bells
1 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe 1670 4cwt 27.75" 1214.5Hz (Eb-42c)
2 Thomas Newcombe, Leicester c.1580 6½cwt 31.75" 1015.5Hz (B+48c)
3 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe 1670 8cwt 34.375" 926.0Hz (Bb-12c)