Welcome to
The Bells and Ringing at Walgrave and Scaldwell.


St. Peter's Church, Church Lane, Walgrave. Northamptonshire. NN6 9QH.

Bell ringing practice at Walgrave : 

Occasional on a Wednesday, 7.30pm. to 8.30pm.



  5 Bells.
  • Treble. 1867. John Taylor & Co.                            (6-3-9).
  • 2nd.      1723. Thomas Russell of Wootton.       (6-2-23).
  • 3rd.       1723. Thomas Russell of Wootton.       (8-1-12).
  • 4th.       1766. Joseph Eayre of St.Neots.             (11-0-3).
  • Tenor.  1723. Thomas Russell of Wootton. (Wt.13-2-8).


Ground floor ringing area.

... west wall and window ...

       clock & chime hammer control cables ^

tower EXIT >           

3

belfry ladder                                                                                

2                                4

Sanctus bell rope               rope spider                                           

1                                     

5

 ^ one step up from Nave ^

          <<< EXIT <<< south door <<< EXIT


Observations.

  • Rope guides & spider
  • Clock and chimes, to dis-engage hammers, pull and hook down control cables.
  • Sanctus bell, c1410. John De Colsale.
Technical attributes.
  • Two-tier metal frame.
  • Metal headstocks.
  • Conventional stays.
  • Gudgeon pins on ball bearings.

  • Toilet facilities.
  • On-street car parking. Please be aware of entrance drives & pathways leading to houses close to Church.


  • Benefice:- Walgrave with Hannington & Wold & Scaldwell.
  • Walgrave is the most easterly location in the Guilsborough Branch.
  • The spire was rebuilt c1867.

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Accessibility to Church.

  • Slightly inclined paving-slab path up to south door from lane, followed by two shallow steps down into nave.

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The Earlier Bells.

  • In 1878, 5 bells were recorded at Walgrave.
  • The earlier treble was re-cast by John Taylor & Co. in 1867.
  • The tenor was re-cast by Thomas Russell in 1723 from a much earlier bell, dated 1494. 
  • (further research is required).

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Village amenities include :-
Post office.
Public house.

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