Draughton.

Address :
St. Catherine’s Church
Main Street, Draughton.
Northamptonshire
NN6 9JQ
England

 

Part of  The Faxton Benefice.
Dove’s Guide

4 Bells.

  • Treble. 1767. Joseph Eayre. ‘E’    (diam. 26 inches).
  • 2nd.       1767. Joseph Eayre. ‘D#’ (diam. 28 inches).
  • 3rd.        1767. Joseph Eayre. ‘C#’ (diam. 29 inches).
  • Tenor.   1767. Joseph Eayre. ‘B’   (Wt. 6 cwt. diam. 31 inches).

Ringing temporarily suspended pending various repairs to bell installation.

Ground Floor rope layout plan.

…….west wall & window of tower…….

2nd.            

 

                                                             3rd.

Treble                                                        

 

Tenor

                                                      Ladder to bell chamber ⇑

………………..↓Glazed door to nave↓………………..

 ⇐ EXIT ⇐ via south door ⇐                                                                 

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Observations.

  • No rope guides.
  • Good rope circle.
  • Tonal quality is subjectively O.K.
  • Electricity supply in building but no fixed lighting in ringing chamber.
  • Clock.

Technical attributes.

  • Wooden headstocks.
  • Wooden frame.
  • Conventional stays.
  • Plain bearings.
  • Baldrick type clapper hangers.
  • Ringing temporarily suspended pending various repairs to bell installation.

Limited Sunday Services, occasionally with bell ringing.

No bell-ringing practice.  

No toilet facilities.


Accessibility to Church. 

Three steps up from Main Street via west gate entrance to Churchyard, then short low gradient path up to south porch. Alternatively, a more leveller but slightly longer approach path via eastern Churchyard gate to south porch.

“On-road” car parking outside Church & surrounding roads.
Please be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses close to Church.


Inscriptions.

  1. RICHARD BOSWARTH CHURCHWARDEN JOSEPH EAYRE ST. NEOTS FECIT 1767.
  2. JOSEPH EAYRE ST. NEOTS FECIT 1767.
  3. JOSEPH EAYRE ST. NEOTS FECIT 1767.
  4. THE GIFT OF JAMES SCAWEN ESQ. 1767.

The Earlier Bells.

  • According to records, in 1700, one bell existed at Draughton.

 

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