Cheswardine, St Swithun

St Swithun, Cheswardine

8 bells, tenor 8-3-5 in GGround floorSJ 719299

Sunday: 9.15 - 10.00 (except 5th Sunday) - check with tower correspondent

5.45 - 6.30   (3rd Sunday)

Thursday:  7.30 - 9.00

Treble, second and seventh: John Taylor & Co. of Loughborough, 1929

Third, fourth, fifth and sixth: Charles & George Mears of London, 1849

Tenor: Thomas Clibury I of Wellington, 1634

The bells were tuned and augmented by Taylors in 1929.  All canons have been removed and all bells have modern fittings in a cast iron frame. (Pickford 8.3: D1, E2, F3, H4, G5, A6, B7, C8)

The ground floor ringing room is entered from the back of the nave. There is a long rope draught which makes the bells a little tricky to handle.

Parking is in the road outside the church. A shop, Post Office and two pubs are available nearby. The choice of pub might be influenced by one of the local ringers running a micro-brewery at one of them - this site is free of advertising, but as a clue, the pub's name is a combination of a colour and a fierce African animal.

Cheswardine founders

Founders for the bells cast by
Charles and George Mears at Whitechapel

Cheswardine date

Date for the bells cast by
Charles and George Mears at Whitechapel

Cheswardine tenor inscription

Detail from the Tenor inscription

Cheswardine 7th

The seventh bell, recast by Taylors in 1929 with part
of the former inscription reproduced

Cheswardine treble

The Treble