Padworth – St John the Baptist

Bells

Ring of 6 bells (7-1-4 / 370kg) in the key of B flat.

Location

OS map ref. SU 613662 (map 175)
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Parking

Parking is available at the Church or in the College.

Access/Height

Ground floor ring and it can be quite difficult to hear the bells in the Church.

Practice ringing

No regular practice. However it will be necessry to move furniture from the ringing area if the bells are to be rung.

Belfry fittings

All of the bells have a Doncaster head.

Bell details

No. Weight  cwt qr lb Note Date Cast Founder
1 3-3-14 G 1890 Mears & Stainbank
2 3-3-18 F 1890 Mears & Stainbank
3 4-2-3 Eb 1890 Mears & Stainbank
4 4-2-23 D 1890 Mears & Stainbank
5 5-1-18 C 1890 Mears & Stainbank
6 7-1-4 Bb 1890 Mears & Stainbank

History

There is a separate clock bell cast by William Evans in 1763; it has canons and weighs 2½cwt, with a note of A.

Contact

padworth@reading.odg.org.uk