Guilsborough.

 

P1040720

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

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.

… Circular west window …

 ⇐⇐⇐ South tower door ⇐ EXIT

Treble          2nd.

 

Tenor                          3rd.

 

5th.            4th.

… ↓ door to Nave ↓ …

… step up to ringing chamber …

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


 

Practice Night – Monday, 7.45pm. to 8.45pm.
Please contact the Tower Captain for timings throughout the year.


Observations.

  • Low ringing chamber ceiling.
  • Good rope circle.
  • Good tonal qualities.
  • Smooth rope control and ringing.
  • Good lighting.
  • Carpet.

Technical attributes.

  • Major overhaul completed May 2018.
  • Metal headstocks.
  • Metal frame.
  • Conventional stays.

Major overhaul details.

Overhaul completed May 2018 by (Andrew) Nicholson Engineering Ltd. of Bridport, Dorset. 

  • Clapper assemblies refurbished.
  • New gudgeon pin bearings.
  • New wheels.
  • New ground pulleys and boxes.
  • New stays.
  • New rope chutes installed in sounding chamber.
  • Metal frame repaired and painted.

Sunday Service ringing.

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. (Founder unknown).
    • Master Dobbel Char.
  • 3) 1707. Henry Penn of Peterborough.
    • John Hearne  William Pell Churchwardens : Henry Penn made me 1707.
  • 4) 1675. Tobias III Norris.
    • Tobie Norris made me : God save the King 1675

In 1847, all 4 bells were re-cast and 2 more added by C. & G. Mears to give the present ring of 6 bells.

  • 1) Master Dobel. ch : A. R. 1593.
    • + Lando Deum Verum.
    • C ET G MEARS LONDINI FECERUNT.
  • 2) + Plebem Voco.
    • C ET G MEARS LONDINI FECERUNT.
  • 3) + Congrego Clervm.
    • C ET G MEARS LONDINI FECERUNT.
  • 4) + Defvntos Ploro.
    • C ET G MEARS LONDINI FECERUNT.
  • 5) + Pestem Fvgo.
    • C ET G MEARS LONDINI REFEC. 1847.
  • 6)  + Festa Decoro Ihs : Naz : Ivdeorvm : Rex : Fil : Dei : Mis : Mei : 1618.
    • C ET G MEARS LONDINI REFEC. 1847.

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

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