Crick History

8 BELLS.
  • The current website information regarding the history of the bells of St.Margaret’s Church is slightly dated, but nevertheless an interesting topic.
  • 2014, the restoration of the church building has been completed & the 8 bells can now be rung again.
  • Practice nights are as follows :-
    • 2nd. Thursday, 7.15pm. to 9.00pm.
    • 4th. Friday, 7.30pm. to 9.00pm. 
  • The bellringing area is accessed via an open tread stairway & trapdoor, from the ground floor within the tower.
  • The tenor bell, cast in 1614, is a very early example by Hugh II Watts of Leicester.

Web Links.
Dove’s Guide
Crick Bells.

 

THE EARLY BELLS.

Inscriptions.

1) Celorvm Chrsti Platiat Tibi Rex Sonvs Iste. 1616. Hugh II Watts.
( O Christ The King of Heaven, may this sound be pleasing to Thee )
2) Thomas Russell of Wootton Made Me. 1720. (now the clock bell).
3) Praise The Lorde. 1601. Edward Newcombe.
4) Celorvm Chrsti Platiat Tibi Rex Sonvs Iste. 1614. Hugh II Watts.
( O Christ The King of Heaven, may this sound be pleasing to Thee )
An even earlier 2nd. bell was cast by Bryan II Eldridge in 1656, being replaced in 1720. (see “About the Bells” section for founder details).
3 of the early bells are integrated into the present set of 8 bells.

Ref. The Church Bells of Northamptonshire, NBR.

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Bells + Ringing around Rural North-west Northamptonshire, South Leicestershire and East Warwickshire.