Maidwell

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Church of St. Mary
Draughton Rd. Maidwell
Northants

NN6 9JG
England


Church of St. Mary, Maidwell.
Church of St. Mary, Maidwell.

Benefice:- Part of  The Faxton Group of Churches.

P.D.G.C.B.R. Guilsborough Branch.

Dove’s Guide

6 Bells.
  • Treble. 1895. John Taylor & Co. (3-1-22).
  • 2nd.       1772. Edward Arnold.     (4-0-13).
  • 3rd.        1772. Edward Arnold.     (4-2-0).
  • 4th.        1772. Edward Arnold.     (5-1-12).
  • 5th.        1772. Edward Arnold.     (5-3-15).
  • Tenor.  1772. Edward Arnold of St. Neots. (Wt. 8-1-0).
..Ground floor rope layout plan.

Two steps down to ringing area, via external tower door.
…west wall……↑door↑…… of tower…

……2nd…………….3rd.

Treble……………………..4th.

     Tenor……………..5th.

                                                                metal belfry ladder ⇑

…..glazed nave partition…..↓door↓…..
One step up to ringing area, via nave.

 

Notice for visiting bell ringers:
To dis-engage clock bell hammer, pull & hook down control cable located on west wall of tower, adjacent to external tower door.

Accessibility to Church.
Level gravel path from Draughton road gate, curves around tower to south porch. 

Observations.
a) You may have to close trapdoor to clockroom if bells are too loud in ringing area.
b) Rope guides.

Toilet facilities.

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

The Earlier Bells.
According to Bridges, in 1700 there were 4 bells. By 1772 there were 5 bells all cast by Edward Arnold. A 6th. was cast in 1895 & added in front of the 1772 treble bell.

Village amenities include :-
Public house.

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