South Kilworth (L.D.G.)

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Church of St.Nicholas
Walcote Rd. South Kilworth
Leics.

LE17 6ED
England


Church of St. Nicholas, South Kilworth.
Church of St. Nicholas, South Kilworth.

South Leicestershire county border village, with the river Avon forming a boundary with Northamptonshire.

Four clock dials, N-E-S-W, are mounted on the spire of the Church, instead of the more usual mid-tower location.

According to local research,  it appears that the Church  was originally dedicated  to  St. Andrew.

South Kilworth forms part of the Avon Swift Group of Churches.

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

5 Bells.
  • Treble. 1659. George I Oldfield of Nottingham. (5-0-8).
  • 2nd.       1901. John Taylor & Co.            (6-1-7).
  • 3rd.        1659. George I Oldfield of Nottingham. (6-2-18).
  • 4th.        1901. John Taylor & Co.            (9-3-12).
  • Tenor.  1924. John Taylor & Co. (Wt.13-2-19).

……Ground floor rope layout plan.
⇑step down/ramp entrance to nave⇑
………………..2nd. …………. 3rd.
.
…………………………………step down entrance to aisle ⇒
……..Treble……………………………4th.
………………………..Tenor
…………….⇓south porch door⇓……………..

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

Accessibility to Church.
1) Wide path from Walcote road gate up to south door.
2) Grassy path from Church lane  gate across Churchyard,  up to south door.
One shallow step down through south door into ringing area.

  • Occasional practices, by arrangement.
  • Toilet Facilities.
  • Observations.
    a) Tower is off-set to the south-west of the nave & also forms the main south entrance to the Church.
    b) Slightly long rope draught with no guides.

“On-road” car parking.
Please be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses around Church area.

The Earlier Bells.
Records show 4 bells in 1876, all cast by George I Oldfield in 1659.
(further research is required).

Village amenities include :-
Butchers shop.
Public house.

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