Shilton, St Andrew, Warwickshire

Shilton Bells: 6; 6-3-0 in Bb (GF)
Grid Reference: 140/404843
Postcode: CV7 9HW
District: Coventry
Peals: Felstead Database
Recording:
Practice Night: Friday 7:45pm-9:15pm
Service Ringing: 1st and 3rd Sunday 10:30am-11:00am;
2nd and 4th Sunday 5:50pm-6:30pm
Recommended Pub: The Shilton Arms, Church Road, Shilton, Coventry, CV7 9HX. Tel: 024 7661 2607
Contacts: Gerald Trevor 11 Hall Lane, Wolvey, Nr Hinckley, Leics LE10 3LF
Martyn Turner 99 Kingsley Avenue, Hillmorton, Rugby CV21 4JZ

History of the Bells

A church by the crossroads in the village. Nicely kept, it boasts a lovely light ring of 6 cast and hung by Gillett & Johnston in 1925. They replaced a ring of 4, two trebles by Edward Arnold of Leicester, 1796, third by Newcombe of Leicester, 1603 and tenor by John Greene of Worcester, 1614. There is a clapper spring on the tenor and this helps them to resonate nicely. The wheels were replaced in 2000. The bells were cast with flat tops and hang in a cast iron H-frame.

There is a belief that the success of this ring lead to the contract for the Cathedral bells being given to the Croydon foundry.

It is probably best to discretely park in the pub car park opposite and then enter the church via the south door.

Details of the Bells
1 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon 1925 2-2-23 23.00" 1580.0Hz (G+13c
2 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon 1925 3-2-00 25.00" 1424.0Hz (F+33c)
3 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon 1925 4-0-08 27.00" 1264.0Hz (Eb+27c)
4 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon 1925 4-3-10 28.375" 1184.0Hz (D+14c)
5 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon 1925 5-1-21 30.50" 1068.0Hz (C+35c)
6 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon 1925 6-3-20 33.50" 948.0Hz (Bb+29c)