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BARFORD, St Peter 6, 4-3-22 in B

Grid Reference 151/273609 Barford Church - Source M Chester
Postcode CV35 8ES
Affiliation Coventry DG
Peals Felstead Database
Sunday 1030-1100 (1 & 3) 0900-0930 (2 & 4)
0930-1000 (occasional 5th)
Practice Monday 1930-2100 (by arrangement)


On the old A429 road from Warwick to Cirencester and beyond, Barford is a pleasant village. St Peter's church is just off this road - into the village proper at a mini roundabout near the Joseph Arch pub. Look for the signs off the recently built Barford Bypass.

The churchconsists of a chancel, north transeptal organchamber and vestry, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, and west tower. The tower dates from the end of the 14th century; the remainder of the church was rebuilt in 1844 in the style of the same period. The walls are of ashlar stonework and the roofs covered with slates. The nave arcades are of five bays. The nave and chancel roofs have hammer-beam trusses. The floors are paved with Wilmcote stone.

One of the newer rings of 6 in the Diocese, these were installed in 1994 during the incumbency of a ringing vicar, the late Gordon Benfield, being an augmentation from a ringable 3. These had been rehung by Taylors in 1909. At this point the bells were hung in a lowside frame, quarter turned and the canons were removed. The third was originally the treble of the ring of 3 at Atherstone on Stour (q.v.). It retains its canons.

The first peal on the bells was rung on 11th November 1995, the ringers including the incumbent of the church.

The entrance is from inside the church and limited on-street parking is available near to the church

Details of the Bells

1 John Taylor, Loughborough   1994  3-0-18  23.375"  1676.0Hz (G#+16c)
2 John Taylor, Loughborough   1994  3-1-22  24.375"  1504.0Hz (F#+28c)
3 Gloucester foundry        c.1330  3-0-00  25.00"   1342.0Hz (E+31c)
4 Joseph Smith, Edgbaston     1709  3-3-02  26.50"   1258.0Hz (D#+19c)
5 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe    1639  4-1-20  29.50"   1132.0Hz (C#+36c)
6 Henry Bagley I, Chacombe    1661  4-3-22  31.00"   1006.0Hz (B+32c)

Photo Gallery

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The Church -
Looking East 
The Ringing Gallery 

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