Ring of 6 bells (11½ cwt / ~575kg) in key of G.
St Andrew. Redundant Church
OS map ref. SU 603726 (map 175)
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Outside term-time, visitors may park in Bradfield College car park
(¼ mile uphill from the church).
The ringing chamber is reached by a spiral wooden staircase with
ancient treads. Draught is average. Auditability is loud.
As of the 30th November 2014 this Church is now redundant and no services are held.
No further ringing at this time.
The belfry is a further 15 steps up the spiral staircase. It is reasonably spacious, with 18″ all round the frame for ease of access. There are canons on bells
2 to 5, but they have been removed from the treble (which has an unusually shaped headstock). There is some doubt about the precise weight and note of the Tenor.
|No.||Weight cwt qr lb||Note||Date Cast||Founder||Inscription|
|1||4-0-0||E||1757||Whitechapel||AT PROPER TIMES MY VOICE IL RAISE :
AND SOUND TO MY SUBSCRIBERS PRAISE :
ROBT FORD & THOS JUSTICE : CH WARDENS 1757 :
LESTER & PACK OF LONDON FECIT.
|2||4-3-0||D||1705||Samuel Knight Reading||SAMVELL KNIGHT 1705|
|4||6-1-0||B||1705||Samuel Knight||SAMVELL KNIGHT MADE ME 1705|
|5||7-2-0||A||1630||Ellis Knight I||X AS FORTH SOVND|
|6||11-2-0||G||1630||Ellis Knight I||AS TENAR HVM ALL ROUND X630|
According to Walters’ Church bells of England
(p.341), Ellis Knight I cast a ring of 5 bells for Bradfield
Church in 1630.