Dawley, Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity, Dawley

6 bells, tenor 8-0-5 in AGround floorSJ 687065

Sunday: Sunday: 9.50 - 10.15

5.45 - 6.00pm (Summer)  3.45 - 4.00 (Winter)

Usually no evening ringing on 5th Sundays

The fourth and fifth bells were cast by Abraham Rudhall I of Gloucester in 1716, the third and Tenor by Charles Carr of Smethwick in 1906 and the two smallest bells by Taylors of Loughborough when they overhauled the bells in 1954. The bells have modern fitting and hang in a wooden frame (Pickford 6.1: C1, D2, E3, F4, A5, B6). None of the bells retains its cannons.

Access to the ringing room is via the gallery surrounding the organ at the back of the nave. The ringing room floor is on two levels, with a significant step down immediately behind the ringers of the second and third.

Adequate parking is available in the churchyard with access off Old Vicarage Road.

Inscriptions

Dawley treble

The Treble

Dawley tenor inscription

Part of the facsimile inscription on the fifth bell,
taken from the former Rudhall bell of 1716

Dawley 2nd inscription

Part of the facsimile inscription on the Treble,
taken from the former Rudhall bell of 1716

Dawley Taylor badge

The Taylor foundry badge
on the Treble and second

Dawley 5th date

The date and a stop from the Rudhall fifth

Dawley 4th inscription

Abraham Rudhall announcing his calling
on the fourth

Dawley 4th decoration

Decoration on the Rudhall fourth

Dawley 2nd mark

Rudhall's foundry mark reproduced on the second