Walgrave.

P1040793Address :
St. Peter’s Church,
Church Lane, off High Street,
Walgrave.
Northants. NN6 9QH

Walgrave is the most easterly location in the Guilsborough Branch.

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A internal view of the spire which was rebuilt c1867.

Benefice:-  Walgrave, Old & Scaldwell.

Walgrave Village website.

Dove’s Guide

5 bells.

  • Treble. 1867. John Taylor & Co. (6-3-9).
    • [swing N-S]
  • 2nd. 1723. Thomas Russell of Wootton. (6-2-23).
    • [swing E-W]
  • 3rd. 1723. Thomas Russell of Wootton. (8-1-12).
    • [swing E-W]
  • 4th. 1766. Joseph Eayre of St. Neots. (11-0-3).
    • [swing E-W]
  • Tenor. 1723. Thomas Russell of Wootton. (Wt. 13-2-8).
    • [swing N-S]

Clock and chimes.

  • Notice for visiting bell ringers :-
  • To dis-engage chime & clock bell hammers, pull & hook down 2 control cables, located to the left & right of tower (north) doorway.

Ground floor rope layout plan.

……..west wall & window of tower……..

3rd.

                         2nd.                     Chime hammers, disengage position →
                                                                                           north EXIT door ⇒  

                                                                  Clock hammer, disengage position →        

 ⇑ belfry ladder          rope spider                         4th.       

                                                                     
Treble                                                              

Tenor.

…………………..↓gate to nave↓…………………..
One step up from nave to ringing area

<<< south door <<< EXIT                                      


Observations.

  • Good tonal qualities.
  • Good rope circle.
  • Belfry ladder between treble and No. 2 ropes.
  • Rope guides.
  • Stone floor.
  • Rope mats.
  • Lighting ideally could be brighter.
  • Additional exit on north side of tower.

Technical attributes.

  • Two-tier metal frame.
  • Metal headstocks.
  • Conventional stays.
  • Sanctus bell.

Practice night : Wednesday, (occasional)


Accessibility to Church.

  • Slightly inclined paving slabbed path up to south door from lane, followed by two shallow steps down into nave.

Toilet Facilities.

Servery.


“On-road” car parking outside & adjacent to Church.

  • Please be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses close to Church.

The Earlier Bells.

  • In 1723, five Thomas Russell bells were recorded at Walgrave.
  • The 4th. bell was subsequently re-cast by Joseph Eayre of St. Neots in 1766.
  • The treble bell was subsequently re-cast by John Taylor & Co. in 1867.
  • The tenor was re-cast by Thomas Russell in 1723 from a much earlier bell, dated 1494.

Inscriptions as at 1878.

  1. J. TAYLOR & Co BELLFOUNDERS LOUGHBOROUGH. E.H. GIFFORD D.D. RECTOR THOMAS EMERSON JOHN PENTELOW } RECAST 1867.
  2. THOMAS RVSSELL MADE ME 1723.
  3. EDWARD MABBETT AND ROBARD SMITH CHURCHWARDENS 1723.
  4. DR GEORGE REYNALD RECTOR JOHN FRY AND WM. EATON CHURCHWARDENS 1766.
  5. JOHN SMITH GAVE THIS BELL IN 1494. THOMAS RUSSELL OF WOOTTON CAST THIS PEAL AND NEW CAST IN 1723. E. MABBETT AND R. SMITH CHURCHWARDENS.

Sanctus bell :

  • c1410. John de Colsale.

Inscription (and translation). :

  • SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM
    • Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

Village amenities include :-
Post office.
Public house.


Ringing for

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