Market Harborough (L.D.G.)

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Church of St.Dionysius
High St. Market Harborough
Leics.

LE16 0SA
England


Market Harborough town was originally wholly sited on the Leicestershire (North) side of the river Welland, which forms the county boundary with Northamptonshire along most of its course in the area. As the town expanded, the county border was re-mapped to include land on the Northamptonshire side.

Benefice:- Market Harborough & the Transfiguration.

Dove’s Guide
Leicester Diocesan Guild, Market Harborough District.

10 Bells.
  • Treble. 1990. Eijsbouts of Holland. (3-2-27).
  • 2nd.       1990. Eijsbouts of Holland. (4-0-6).
  • 3rd.        1901. John Taylor & Co.        (4-1-10).
  • 4th.        1901. John Taylor & Co.        (4-2-15).
  • 5th.        1901. John Taylor & Co.        (5-1-8).
  • 6th.        1901. John Taylor & Co.        (6-1-27).
  • 7th.        1901. John Taylor & Co.        (7-1-24).
  • 8th.        1901. John Taylor & Co.        (8-3-15).
  • 9th.        1901. John Taylor & Co.          (12-2-0).
  • Tenor.  1901. John Taylor & Co. (Wt.18-3-5).

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Ringing area accessible via 45 step spiral staircase within tower from main entrance.

Upper floor rope layout plan.

 ……………….. west wall of tower ………………..
……………………………………………. pendulum …….. spiral staircase⇑ EXIT.

Tenor
 …………………Treble
9th. ……………………. 2nd.

South  8th. ……………………….. 3rd. North →

 ……………………….. 4th.
7th.  …………… 5th.
6th.

To dis-engage / engage clock hammer.
move lever,⇑⇓ accordingly, located to the right of spiral staircase entrance into ringing chamber.

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Accessibility to Church.
Level, from street pavement to west door & through tower, into Church.

  • Weekly  Practice :  Monday, 7.30pm. to 9.00pm.
  • Sunday Service Ringing.
  • Toilet Facilities.
  • Public car parking near to Church & in town centre areas.

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The Earlier Bells.

In 1876 there were 6 bells:-

  • Treble. 1841. Thomas Mears.
  • 2nd.        Newcombe &/or Watts?
  • 3rd.        1740. Thomas I Eayre of Kettering.
  • 4th.        1609. Newcombe &/or Watts?
  • 5th.        1614. Newcombe with/&/or Hugh I or II Watts?
  • Tenor.  1613. Newcombe &/or Hugh I Watts?
  • It is understood from records, that the 1841 treble was re-cast from a much earlier bell of c1567 or during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The 3rd. was re-cast in 1740 from an earlier bell by Newcombe /Watts cast c1608 to c1614.
    (further research is required).

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