Guilsborough.

Address :
St. Etheldreda’s Church,
Coton Road, Guilsborough.
Northants. NN6 8QA

 

 

Church of St. Etheldreda, Guilsborough.
St. Etheldreda’s Church, Guilsborough.

According to records, the Church was originally dedicated to St. Wilfred.

Benefice:- Part of the Uplands Group of Churches.
Tower Captain for Guilsborough :- Merrick. Tel. 01604-740138.

Dove’s Guide

6 Bells.

All 6 bells cast in 1847 by Charles & George Mears.

  • Treble.  (3-2-11).
  • 2nd.       (4-1-21).
  • 3rd.        (4-0-16).
  • 4th.        (5-1-14).
  • 5th.        (6-1-20).
  • Tenor.  (Wt. 8-1-24).

Ground Floor Ringing area.

… west window …

Treble        2nd.

Tenor                  3rd.

5th.          4th.

… ↓ door to Nave ↓ …

… step up to ringing chamber …

                        South door       ⇐ ⇐ ⇐ EXIT      >>> Toilet facilities.


 

Practice Night is on a Monday, 7.45pm. to 9.00pm.
Usually in 3 x 10 week blocks.
Please contact the Tower Captain for timings throughout the year.

Observations.

  • Low ringing chamber ceiling.
  • Good tonal quality.

Technical attributes.

  • Major overhaul due April >>> June 2018.
  • Further details available after completion of overhaul.

Toilet Facilities.

Accessibility to Church.

  • Short, level & wide path from pavement leading to one shallow step up into south porch. 

“On-road” car parking outside Church.

  • Please be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses close to Church.
  • Limited public car parking in lay-by, situated in Teeton Road, opposite Church entrance.

The Earlier Bells.

  • Up to 1847, it is recorded there were 4 bells.
  • 1) 1618. Hugh II Watts.
    • IHS : Nazarenvs rex ivdeorvm [ fili dei miserere mei ] 1618.
    • Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, O Son of God have mercy on me
  • 2) 1593. ?
  • 3) 1707. Henry Penn of Peterborough.
  • 4) 1675. Tobias III Norris.
    • Tobie Norris made me: God save the King 1675
  • In 1847, all 4 bells were re-cast & 2 more added by C & G Mears. to give the present ring of 6 bells.

Village & nearby amenities include :-
Public house.
Gardens & plants at Coton.

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