Tysoe, The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Warwickshire

Tysoe Bells: 6; 12-0-18 in F
Grid Reference: 151/341444
Postcode: CV35 0SH
District: Warwick
Peals: Felstead Database
Practice Night: Wednesday 8.00pm-9:00pm
Service Ringing: By Arrangement
Recommended Pub: The Peacock, Main Street, Tysoe, Warwickshire, CV35 0SE. Tel: 01295 680338
Contact: David Bell, Badgers Farmhouse, Lower Tysoe, CV35 0BY Tel: 01295 688466 Click to Email

History of the Bells

Set in the middle of the village of Middle Tysoe, this is a nice church upon which some considerable sum of money has recently been spent restoring the stonework.

Richard Sanders installed a ring of six here in 1719, the fourth and fifth being subsequently recast. The lowside frame and fittings are by Taylors, 1912, at which time the parish had attempted to raise money (in 1910) for a completely new ring of eight, tenor 29 cwt, but when the funds proved insufficient they rehung the existing bells instead. The canons have been removed from all the bells and all, bar the Rudhall bell, are listed. The notes are all, bar the treble, just above half way between two semitones. The treble is a little flatter than the rest of the ring.

The bells until the mid 1990s were rung from the ground floor, but now are rung from the first floor, up an internal wooden staircase. The 5th is the last known bell of the Bagley dynasty. The 5 bells that were still on plain bearings were rehung on ball bearings in 2003.  All the ring bar the Rudhall bell are "listed".

There is a 15" diameter sanctus bell in the gable over the chancel arch. It was probably recast by Blews in 1886 from a bell dated 1715 and sounds the note B.

Details of the Bells
1 Richard Sanders, Bromsgrove 1719 4-2-27 29.50" 1132.0Hz (D-64c)
2 Richard Sanders, Bromsgrove 1719 5-2-18 31.875" 1030.0Hz (C-44c)
3 Richard Sanders, Bromsgrove 1719 6-3-01 34.00" 907.0Hz (Bb-48c)
4 Abel Rudhall, Gloucester 1750 8-0-14 36.00" 857.0Hz (A-46c)
5 Matthew Bagley III, Chipping Norton 1782 9-1-27 38.50" 764.0Hz (G-45c)
6 Richard Sanders, Bromsgrove 1719 12-0-18 43.25" 679.0Hz (F-49c)