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St. Michael and All Angels Church
"Church Lane". Winwick


Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Winwick.
Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Winwick.

A linear village whose “Main street” follows a tributary brook of the river Avon, flowing westwards through Yelvertoft, Clay Coton & joining the river at Lilbourne.

Benefice:- Long Buckby with Watford & West Haddon with Winwick.

Dove’s Guide

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

3 Bells.
  • Treble. c1590.    Edward Newcombe. (Approx. 4 cwt.)
  • 2nd.           1887.   John Taylor & Co.        (5-2-6).
  • Tenor.   c1599. “Leicester Foundry”. (7cwt.) [Royal Head].

* Important Notice to visiting bell ringers:
Prior to ringing, please read instructions, adjacent to belfry door regarding the dis-engagement of clock bell hammer.

Ground floor rope layout plan.

(Ropes fall in straight line close to south wall).
……west wall & window of tower……

  • ⇐* Read Notice.
  • Tenor.  Note : “B flat”.
  • 2nd.        Note : “C”
  • Treble. Note : “D”

………………↓curtain & nave↓……………….


<<< EXIT < south door

Accessibility to Church.
The Church stands on higher ground so inevitably the approach  to the south door is all uphill from the road, with several steps at Churchyard gates.

Bells are usually rung at weddings or other special occasions.
No practice or service ring at present.

Very limited car parking on Church drive.
Spring bulbs have been planted  extensively along the grass verges leading to the Church, small notice boards request visitors to refrain from parking on these verges.

The Earlier Bells.
  • Treble. Edward Newcombe as per above list.
  • 2nd. Prior to 1887, it is recorded in Church records that an earlier  c15th. century bell existed,  possibly cast by William Chamberlain, a London founder 1426 to 1456.
  • Tenor.  This “Leicester foundry” bell as per above list, is already  historically  known & documented as a “Royal Headed Bell”. 

Below, is an enhanced image of the Royal Head.

An image of the Royal Head on the tenor bell, Winwick, Northamptonshire.
An image of the “Royal Head” on the Tenor bell, Winwick, Northamptonshire.


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