Ruyton-XI-Towns, St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist, Ruyton XI Towns

6 bells, tenor 9-3-13 in GSJ 394222

Sunday: 10.30 - 11.00 (3rd Sunday)

Wednesday: 7.15 - 8.30

The treble, second and tenor were cast by John Taylor & Co. in 1868 and the remaining bells at the same foundry in 1937. They are all flat-topped and are hung from metal headstocks in a wooden frame. (Pickford 6.4: A6, B1, C2, D3, E4, F5). The bells are rung from a ringing gallery accessed from a spiral staircase at the back of the church. Some of the ropes fall closer to the walls than is comfortable for ringers of fuller figure.

The church stands at the head of the village street, along which will be found 'The Talbot' (or 'The Dog') which is usually reliable and sometimes excellent for food.

Inscriptions

Ruyton tenor

The Tenor bell

Ruyton plaque

Plaque

Ruyton 5th inscription

Details from the facsimile inscription on the fifth bell

Ruyton foundry mark

Taylor's foundry mark on the fifth bell

Ruyton date

The date of earlier bells,
reproduced in facsimile on the
third and fourth bells

Ruyton 5th date

The date of the Abraham Rudhall I bell,
reproduced in facsimile on the fifth bell

Ruyton date

The date of the current third, fourth and fifth bells

Ruyton date

The date of the current Treble, second and Tenor bells