Clipston.

 

Address :
All Saints’ Church,
High Street, Clipston.
(Northamptonshire)
LE16 9RW


Benefice:- Clipston, Haselbech, Kelmarsh & Naseby.

Tower Captain : Ken Rutland.

Dove’s Guide

5 Bells.

  • Treble. 1752. Thomas I Eayre of Kettering.
  • 2nd.       1599. “Leicester Foundry”.
  • 3rd.        1685. William Bagley.
  • 4th.        1589. “Leicester Foundry”.
  • Tenor.  1869.  John Taylor & Co. (Wt. 13-3-0).

The ringing area is accessed via a stairway from ground floor level.

 Upper floor rope layout plan.

…west wall & window of tower…

                                         
Treble                2nd.

⇓ Stairway                          

Tenor           rope spider         

4th.                       3rd.

…… ↓half-glazed nave partition↓ ……

           South door ⇐ ⇐ ⇐ EXIT          Toilet facilities >>>


Clock hammer disengagement control cable adjacent to foot of stairs leading to ringing chamber.


Observations.

  • Good rope circle.
  • Clock.

Technical attributes.

  • Wooden frame.
  • Wooden headstocks.
  • Cast-in crown staples on bells 1 – 4.
  • Clapper bearing turning blocks on bells 1 – 4.
  • Conventional stays.

No practice night.
Sunday service ringing.
Toilet Facilities.


 Miscellany.

  • Ellacombe style chiming apparatus installed but dis-used.

The Earlier Bells

  • It would appear that there have been no changes made to the 5 bells since 1878. It seems likely though, judging by the varied dates of the bells, there is more history to uncover.
  • Pre 1878, tenor bell recorded as cracked.

Further research is required.

Inscriptions.

  1. JOHN BUSWELL & THOMAS LAWRENCE CHURCH WARDENS A.D. 1752 T. EAYRE FECIT
  2. JHESUS BE OUR SPEDE 1599.
  3. WILLIAM BAGLEY OF NORTHAMPTON HE MADE MEE 1681
  4. GIVE GOD THE PRAISE  ((Note : letters forming GIVE are inverted))
  5. J TAYLOR & Co FOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH 1869.

Village amenities include :-
Public house.

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