Draughton.

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Address
St. Catherine's Church
Main Street, Draughton
Northamptonshire

NN6 9JQ
England


Part of  The Faxton Benefice.

Dove’s Guide

Ringing temporarily suspended pending various repairs to bell installation.

4 Bells.

  • Treble. 1767. Joseph Eayre. ‘E’
  • 2nd.       1767. Joseph Eayre. ‘D#’
  • 3rd.        1767. Joseph Eayre. ‘C#’
  • Tenor.   1767. Joseph Eayre. ‘B’ (Wt. 6 cwt.)

Ground Floor rope layout plan.

…….west wall & window of tower…….
2nd. ………..
…………………………………….3rd.
Treble………………………………………………….
Tenor
………………..↓Glazed door to nave↓………………..

 ⇐ EXIT ⇐ via south door ⇐

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Observations.

  • No rope guides.
  • Good rope circle.
  • Tonal quality is subjectively O.K.
  • Electricity supply in building but no fixed lighting in ringing chamber.
  • Clock.

Technical attributes.

  • Wooden headstocks.
  • Wooden frame.
  • Conventional stays.
  • Plain bearings.
  • Baldrick type clapper hangers.
  • Ringing temporarily suspended pending various repairs to bell installation.

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No bell-ringing practice.  No toilet facilities.

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Accessibility to Church. 

3 steps up from Main Street, west gate entrance to Churchyard, then short low gradient path up to south porch. Alternatively, a more leveller but slightly longer approach path via eastern Churchyard gate to south porch.

“On-road” car parking outside Church & surrounding roads.
Please be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses close to Church.

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The Earlier Bells.
  • According to records, in 1700, one bell existed at Draughton.

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