Clifton upon Dunsmore, Rugby. Warks. (C.D.G.)

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Church of St. Mary The Virgin
Clifton upon Dunsmore
Rugby. Warwickshire

CV23 0BP

Warwickshire’s most easterly county border village.

Benefice: Clifton upon Dunsmore with Newton & Brownsover.

The Church Bells of Warwickshire, Clifton upon Dunsmore.

Dove’s Guide

Coventry Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers.
Rugby Deanery.
6 Bells.                       Clifton upon Dunsmore.
  • Treble. 1986. Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd. (4-1-18).
  • 2nd.       1939.  John Taylor & Co.      (5-1-13).
  • 3rd.        1624. Hugh II Watts.              (6-0-8).
  • 4th.        1640. Hugh II Watts.              (7-0-10).
  • 5th.        1903. James Barwell & Co. (8-0-23).
  • Tenor.  1655. John Martin of Worcester. (Wt. 9-2-17).
Ground floor rope layout plan.

…west wall & window of tower…

3rd.              4th.

2nd.                           5th.

Treble          Tenor

……….⌋ door ⌊…………………

kitchen area

…………..↓ door to nave↓………….
level access from nave

<<< EXIT <<< south door <<<


  • Notice for visiting bell ringers:
    To dis-engage clock bell hammer, pull  & hook down  control cable located on south wall of tower.

Ringing Practice : Wednesday, 7.30pm. to 9.00pm.

Toilet Facilities.

Accessibility to Church.
Slightly inclined path from roadside pavement upto south porch door, then two steps down into nave.

Small car parking area off Lilbourne road, next to Church.

“On road” car parking around Church area.
Please be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses close to Church.
Please also note that Lilbourne road can be very busy at times, often leading to traffic congestion.

The Earlier Bells.

In 1552, records show  4 bells at Clifton, although prior to this date, 5 bells existed.

  • The old 3rd. bell, originally cast by Henry Bagley in 1670  was re-cast, 1903 by James Barwell & Co.
  • At the same time, a new treble augmented the ring to five bells, also cast by Barwell.
  • This 1903 treble was subsequently re-cast in 1939 by Taylor’s of Loughborough.

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