Old (unringable).

P1040740

Address :
St. Andrew’s Church,
“Church Lane”, Off Scaldwell Road,
Old.
Northants. NN6 9QY

The village is also known as Wold.

Benefice:-  Walgrave, Old & Scaldwell.

Old Village website.

Dove’s Guide.


5 Bells, currently unringable.

  • Treble. 1825. Thomas II Mears.
  • 2nd.       1723. Thomas I Eayre of Kettering.
  • 3rd.        1631. Hugh II Watts.
  • 4th.      c1480. John Danyell, succ’r. “Brede”.
  • Tenor.   1639. Hugh II Watts. (12 cwt.)

Very limited car parking adjacent to Church.

Toilet facilities.

Observations.

  • It is just conceivable that this bell installation will be overhauled & back to good working order, sometime in the future.
  • Once again, it’s always the high cost of carrying out such a task, that will command the timeline. 
  • If the work is carried out, the new ringing chamber will be at a first floor height, over the new toilet facilities.

Existing technical attributes.

  • Diagonal wooden frame.
  • Wooden headstocks.
  • Conventional (rustic) stays.

The Extra bell.

  • Before 1825 there were 4 bells already existing in the tower. A new treble was added in 1825.

Inscriptions.

  1. T. MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1825.
    • .
  2. THOMAS HAYES RECTOR : J : WARREN : S : CHAPMAN. C.W. IHS NAZARENUS REX JUDEORUM FILI DEI MISERERE MEI AD 1723.
    • Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, O Son of God have mercy on me.
  3. JAMES FORSYTH P. WILLIAM CHAPMAN JAMES LADD 1631 
    • .
  4. Missi De Celis Haboe Nomen Gabrielis
    • I have the name of Gabriel, (who was) sent to Heaven.
  5. JOHANNES STEPHENS ME DEDIT WILLIAM CHAPMAN. GREGARI DEXTER AND JOHN PETTEVER GARDIANI ANNO 1639
    • .

Village amenities include :-
Public house.

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