East Haddon.

Address :
St.Mary the Virgin with St. John’s Church,
Main Street, East Haddon.
Northants. NN6 8BU

Church of St. East Haddon.
St. Mary The Virgin with St. John’s Church, East Haddon.

Part of  The Spencer Benefice.

East Haddon church bells
Dove’s Guide

6 Bells.

  • Treble. 1928. John Taylor & Co. (5-2-5).
  • 2nd.      1621. Hugh II Watts.       (6-3-16).
  • 3rd.       1621. Hugh II Watts.       (7-0-22).
  • 4th.       1621. Hugh II Watts.       (8-2-22).
  • 5th.       1731. Abraham II Rudhall. (10-3-23).
  • Tenor.  1621. Hugh II Watts.      (Wt.15-0-22).

Clock.

  • Notice for visiting bell ringers:
  • To dis-engage clock bell hammer, pull & hook down control cable located on south wall of ringing chamber, adjacent to glazed screen.

Upper Gallery Floor rope layout plan.
…….west wall & window of tower…….

                       2nd.           3rd.

⇓⇐ EXIT to Spiral stairway      

Treble                                
                             rope spider                    4th.

         

               Tenor               5th.

 ← Clock hammer, disengage position    

……………….. ⇓ Glass screen, looking towards Chancel ⇓ ………………..


<<< south door <<< EXIT                                            


Observations.

  • Excellent tonal quality.
  • Good rope circle.
  • Treble is rung from entrance step.
  • Good lighting.
  • Heating.
  • Carpet.
  • Rope mats (colours as per rope sally)
  • Emergency lighting.

Technical attributes.

  • Metal frame.
  • Metal headstocks.
  • Conventional stays.

Bell ringing practice : Wednesday, 5.30pm. to 6.30pm.

Toilet facilities.

Servery.


Accessibility to Church.

  • Church : Level, wide path from pavement to south porch with one step down through door into Nave.
  • Ringing chamber : Access from base of tower. 4 wooden steps to spiral stairway, then 11 spiral steps to ringing chamber door followed by 2 steps down into chamber.
  • Note that first step through door is moveable to form extended ringing platform for treble bell.

“On-road” car parking outside Church & surrounding roads.

  • Please be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses close to Church.
  • Also, be aware of kerbside double yellow lines in the vicinity of the Church & road junction.

The Earlier Bells.

  • Upto 1731, five bells were recorded as all cast by Hugh II Watts in 1621.
  • The Watts 4th, was recast by Abraham II Rudhall in 1731, with the following inscription :-
    • RICHD BOSWELL AND FRA : STANLEY CHURCHWARDENS 1731.

Inscriptions on the five original Watts bells.

  1. CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE 1621
    • O Christ the King of Heaven, may this sound be pleasing to Thee.
  2. IHS : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI 1621
    • Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, O Son of God have mercy on me.
  3. IHS : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI 1621
    • Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, O Son of God have mercy on me.
  4. IHS : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI 1621
    • Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, O Son of God have mercy on me.
  5. CVM . SONO . SI . NON . VIS . VENIRE . NVNQVAM . AD . PRECIS . CVPIES . IRE . 1621
    • If you be unwilling to come when I call. To prayers you’ll not wish to go at all

Village amenities.

Public house.

 

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