East Haddon.

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

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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