Wappenbury, St John the Baptist, Warwickshire

Wappenbury Bells: 3; 10cwt in G, Anticlockwise - UNRINGABLE
Grid Reference: 151/377693
Postcode: CV33 9DW
District: Warwick
Peals: None
Practice Night: None
Service Ringing: None
Recommended Pub: There is no pub in the village - suggest you pop into Leamington Spa
Contact: Rev Tim Britton, The Vicarage, Leamington Rd, Long Itchington, Southam CV47 9PL Tel. 01926 812518 Click to Email

History of the Bells

These bells are unringable due to the fragility of ancient fittings. They hang in an oak frame probably from the second or third quarter of the Seventeenth century. There are three parallel pits and the bells all swing East to West. From North to South the bells hang in the pits in the order 1, 3 then 2. Roping of the bells means that they are a clockwise three. The bells still have their canons and have not been turned.

Details of the Bells
1 Bryan Eldridge, Coventry 1657 6¾cwt 33.625" 989.0Hz (B+2c)
2 Newcombe, Leicester c.1600? 8cwt 36.00" 871.0Hz (A-18c)
3 Hugh Watts II, Leicester 1629 10cwt 38.75" 779.0Hz (G-11c)