Wellington, All Saints
8 bells, tenor 16-1-2 in ESJ 651117
Sunday: 10.00 - 10.30am - check with tower correspondent
Monday: 7.00 - 8.30pm - except Bank Holidays
The tenor was cast by Thomas Mears I of London in 1798 and the remainder of the back six by Abraham Rudhall I of Gloucester in 1713. The trebles were added by John Taylor & Co. in 1890. The bells are all flat-topped and were tuned and rehung in a new metal frame by Mears and Stainbank in 1929. The lower frame is laid out as Pickford 6.1: A2, B4, C5, D6, E7, F8. The back four pits are low sided while A and B have modified H frames with 1 and 3 hung above them in low-sided frames.
Access to the ringing room is via a short staircase in the base of the entrance vestibule. A toilet is available at the foot of the stairs.
The church is next to the railway station on the Shrewsbury-Wolverhampton line.
The Tenor bell
The date on the Tenor bell
Abraham Rudhall's foundry mark and date
Decoration on the Rudhall bells
The two tier frame
Taylor's badge on the waist of the trebles
The founder of the Tenor bell