Pillerton Hersey, St Mary the Virgin, Warwickshire

Pillerton Hersey Bells: 5; 7-0-10 in Bb Minor
Grid Reference: 151/489299
Postcode: CV35 0QJ
District: Warwick
Peals: None
Practice Night: None
Service Ringing: None
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Contacts: Graham Nabb, 2 Glosters Green, Kineton, Warks. CV35 0LT Click to Email

History Of The Bells

A three - ringable until 1970s. Rehung with new fittings in a composite frame by Henry Bond of Burford in 1901 at a cost of £48/10/0. The tenor is Bb-48c and the second and treble C-46c and Db-53c respectively. This means that the treble and second are 93c apart, just short of a semitone. Therefore the bells are the front 3 of a ring of 4. Let's call them Bb, C and Db! They do sound good. They hang in a composite frame, Henry Bond 1901 and have been quarter turned. (At a cost of £48/10/-)

A recent brief visit shows that the tenor is loose on wheel and headstock and there is worm in the headstock where it needs to be tightened. There is also some worm in other stocks & stays too. "It would be inadvisable to get tenor up even though it might last for a bit!" The treble and second's wheels are need of minor repair. The clappers are at best "iffy"!

The bells have recenly been rehung in a new frame and augmentent to 5 by Taylors. A bell from Adelstrop, which have to been remodelled as a lighter ring, was installed as the second and a surplus bell that had turned out to be too flat for a chime in the United States were added. The bells remain in a minor key.

Details Of The Bells
1 John Taylor & Co 2016 3-2-25 26.00" 1360.7Hz (F-45c)
2 Abraham Rudhall I 1711 3-3-17 27.00" 1212.7Hz (Eb-45)
3 Henry Bagley, Chacombe 1668 4-1-19 29.50" 1071.9Hz (Db-58c)
4 Henry Bagley, Chacombe 1672 5-2-17 31.90" 1016.7Hz (C-50c)
5 Newcombe, Leicester 1602 7-0-10 35.40" 905.5Hz (Bb-50c)