Long Buckby.

Address :
St. Lawrence’s Church,
Church Street, Long Buckby.
Northants. NN6 7RX

Church of St. Lawrence, Long Buckby.St. Lawrence’s Church, Long Buckby.

Long Buckby is quite a large village, still with it’s own Railway Station on the Northampton loop Line, connecting to London.

Benefice:- Long Buckby, Watford, West Haddon & Winwick.

Dove’s Guide


8 Bells.

  • Treble. 2000. John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd.   (5-0-5)
  • 2nd.       2000. John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd. (5-1-14)
  • 3rd.        2000. John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd. (5-3-18)
  • 4th.        1814. John Briant.        (7-1-24)
  • 5th.        1624. Hugh II Watts.   (8-0-16)
  • 6th.        1624. Hugh II Watts.   (9-2-10)
  • 7th.        1624. Hugh II Watts. (12-0-22)
  • Tenor.  1624. Hugh II Watts. (Wt.15-1-27).

Upper Ringing area accessed via short but steep step ladder from ground floor level.

Clock.

  • Notice to visiting ringers :-
  • To dis-engage clock hammer, pull & hook down control cable located on south wall within ringing chamber before ringing the bells.

 Upper floor rope layout plan.

… west wall & window of tower …

3               4

⇓   EXIT Trapdoor under No. 2 rope            

2                                                  5

ceiling fan

1                                                  6

8                  7

← Clock hammer, disengage cable plus louvre shutter controls             

↓ Tenor rope is indicated by a figure “8” on wall.

↓ glazed panelling ↓

NAVE

<<< south door <<< EXIT                                     


Observations.

  • Good tonal qualities.
  • Good rope circle.
  • Good lighting.
  • Carpet.
  • Rope mats.
  • Emergency lighting.
  • Call button at base of step ladder.
  • Louvre shutter controls.

Technical attributes.

  • Two-tier metal frame.
  • Metal headstocks.

Accessibility to Church.

  • Level eastern approach path from the road to the south door of Church.
    South door opens onto a ramp leading down into the Church.
  • Ringing chamber : Short, but steep step ladder from tower base.

Practice night : Monday, 7.30pm. to 9.00pm.

Sunday service ringing.


Miscellany.

Historic traces of an Ellacombe chiming apparatus.


The Earlier Bells.

  • 5 bells existed in 1624.
  • A treble dated 1624, cast by Hugh II Watts, was replaced in 1814 by John Briant.
    • THE REVD T. COLE VICAR. J. BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1814. T. WORSTER C.W. 

Inscriptions, upto 1814.

  1. GOD EVAS THE KING 1624
    • God save the King.
  2. CELORVM CHRSTE PLATIAT TIBI REX SONVS ISTE 1624
    • O Christ the King of Heaven, may this sound be pleasing to Thee.
  3. IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI 1624
    • Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, O Son of God have mercy on me.
  4. IH’S : NAZARENVS REX : IVDEORVM FILI : DEI MISERERE : MEI 1624
    • Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, O Son of God have mercy on me.
  5. CVM SONO SI NON VIS VENERE NVNQVAM AD PRECES CYPIES IRE 1624
    • If you be unwilling to come when I call, To prayers you’ll not wish to go at all.

Village amenities include :-
Various shops.
Public houses.
Railway station.
Small supermarkets.

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