East Farndon.

Address :
St.John the Baptist Church,
Main Street/Clipston Road, East Farndon.
(Northamptonshire). LE16 9SU

 

 

Church of St. John The Baptist, East Farndon.
St. John The Baptist Church, East Farndon.

Northamptonshire county border village.

This is a linear village with a long down hill Main street from the Church end. Incidently there is a “West Farndon” which is a hamlet, close to Woodford Halse, many miles away to the south of the County.

Benefice:- Part of The Faxton Group of Churches.

Weblinks.
East Farndon Church
Dove’s Guide

6 Bells.

  • Treble. 1991. John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd. (3-0-0).
  • 2nd.       1991. John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd. (3-0-16).
  • 3rd.        1991. John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd. (3-2-16).
  • 4th.        1991. John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd. (4-0-16).
  • 5th.        1991. John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd. (5-2-12).
  • Tenor.  1587. Newcombe & Watts. ( Wt. 7-0-6).
  • Long rope draught with guides.
  • Clock hammer strikes 4th. bell.

Ground Floor rope layout plan.

………….west wall of tower………….

Treble………2nd.

Tenor…………………3rd.

5th.………….4th.

……↓…nave screen & door…↓……
……..level access from nave………
5th. rope drops to the left of the ringing area door & the 4th. to the right.

>>> EXIT >>>

Accessibility to Church.

Sloping path from side road upto north door, followed by two steps down into Church.

Sunday Service Ringing.
Off road car parking on small field, adjacent to Church.

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The Earlier Bells.

In 1878, 4 bells are recorded:-

  • Treble. 1675. Tobias III Norris of Stamford.
  • 2nd.       1718? *Thomas Clay of Leicester.
  • 3rd.        1820.  *Mears? for Mr. Cort of Leicester.
  • Tenor.  1587. **Newcombe & Watts.

* According to Church records.
** Newcombe may refer to Robert Newcombe.
** Watts may refer to Francis &/or Hugh I Watts.
(Further research is required).

  • A later treble, cast in 1897 by Bowell & Son of Ipswich was placed in front of the 1675 treble bell giving a ring of 5 bells. 
  • The front 4 bells were subsequently re-cast, together with an addition of a new casting in 1991 making the present ring of 6 bells.
  • Tenor of 1587 remains in situ.

Inscriptions, pre 1878. 

  1. E. CRADOCK G PERSON TOBIAS NORRIS CAST ME 1675.
  2. EDMUND WRIGHT & THOMAS GREENOCKE CHURCH-WARDENS T.E. FECIT 1710.
  3. .
  4. GOD BLESS OUR QUEENE ELIZABETH 1587.
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