Cottesbrooke.

 

Address :
All Saints’ Church,
Main Street, Cottesbrooke.
Northants. NN6 8PQ

Benefice:- Part of the Uplands Group of Churches.

Dove’s Guide


8 Bells.

  • Treble. 1995. Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd. (5-2-4).
  • 2nd.      1995. Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd. (5-2-17).
  • 3rd.       1702. Henry II Bagley.   (6-2-5).
  • 4th.       1702. Henry II Bagley.    (6-3-0).
  • 5th.       1702. Henry II Bagley.    (7-3-4).
  • 6th.       1702. Henry II Bagley.    (8-3-22).
  • 7th.       1702. Henry II Bagley.    (11-0-7).
  • Tenor.  1702. Henry II Bagley.    (Wt.14-0-21).

Ground Floor rope layout plan.

…West wall & window of tower…

Treble          2nd

 

Tenor                                               3rd

                                rope spider.   belfry ladder ⇑

 

7th                                                   4th

 

6th                5th

…⇓…Open access to nave…⇓…

(One step up from nave to ringing area)

South door ⇐ ⇐ ⇐ EXIT ⇐ ⇐ ⇐                                                           


Clock.

  • Notice for visiting bell ringers :-
  • To dis-engage clock bell hammer, pull & hook down control cable located (next to rope spider anchorage) on south wall of tower.

Accessibility to Church.

  • Wide Churchyard path from roadside, via the east gate, up to south porch entrance , followed by one shallow step down into porch, then level access through Church door to nave.
  • Alternative route from the west gate involves several steps up from roadside, then inclined path up to south porch.

Limited “on-road” car parking outside Church, adjacent to the east gate.

  • Please be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses close to Church, also, be aware of wide agricultural vehicles using Main Street.

Observations.

  • Good rope circle.
  • 4th. rope falls close to belfry ladder.

Technical attributes.

  • Metal frame.
  • Metal headstocks.
  • Convention stays, bells 1 & 2.
  • Hastings stays, bells 3,4,5,6,7 & 8.

No practice night.


The Earlier Bells.

  • Records show that 4 bells existed in 1552.
  • The 4 bells were re-cast plus extra metal added in 1702 by Henry II Bagley to give a ring of six.
  • Finally, two more were added in 1995 by Whitechapel Foundry making up the present day ring of eight bells.

Inscriptions on the six bells of 1702.

  • 1) D.D. DNS JOHES LANGHAM MILES ET BARONETTUS 1702.
  • 2) JOHN REDE ESQVIR HENRY BAGLEY ME FECIT 1702.
  • 3) HENRICUS BAGLEY ME FECIT 1702.
  • 4) WILLIAM LITCHFIELD GAVE FIVE POUNDS TO THEIS BELL 1702.
  • 5) JOHN PIERCE RECTOR HENRICUS BAGLEY ME FECIT 1702.
  • 6) JOHN SLATTER  RICHARD CONCVS CHVRCHWARDENS 1702.

Village amenities include ;-
Stately home & gardens.

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