Wormleighton, St Peter, Warwickshire

Wormleighton Bells: 3; 8cwt in A - UNRINGABLE
Grid Reference/Map: 151/448538
Postcode: CV47 2XH
District: Warwick
Peals: None
Practice Night: None
Service Ringing: None
Recommended Pub: There is no pub in the village. Nearby are:
The Merrie Lion, Brook Street, Fenny Compton, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 2YH. Tel: 01295 771134
The Wharf Inn, Wharf Road, Fenny Compton, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 2FE. Tel: 01295 770332
- in the opposite direction:
The Plough Inn, 32 Warwick Rd, Upper Boddington, Daventry, Northants, NN11 6DH. Tel: 01327 260364
Contact: Contact Churchwarden Tel 01327 264330

History of the Bells

These bells are unsafe. The mediaeval bell was rehung on ball bearings by Mears and Stainbank in the 1950s and the rest are on fittings from the 1840s. The installation is by Watson of Napton with the same problem as his other work at Marton: the tenor is unturned but is heavily worn. The wheels are almost complete, but the bearings are heavily worn. At first sight these bells appear perfectly ringable; it is only the state of the bearings and the tenor's clapper-wear that prohibit this. Don't be misled by Church Bells of Warkwickshire's claim of a one-ton tenor - it's only about 8cwt! 

Details of the Bells
1 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe 1642 5cwt 30.00"
2 Robert Mellour, Nottingham c.1500 6½cwt 33.25"
3 Hugh Watts, Leicester 1617 8cwt 35.875"