Northampton (All Saints)

All Saints

George Row 
Northampton
NN1 1DF

Tower Details

Number of bells 10
Tenor weight 17-0-4 (cwt-qr-lb)
Correspondent Bridget Paul
Telephone 01604 832291
Address 38 High Street
Harpole
Northampton
NN7 4DH
email bridgetpaul38@gmail.com
Map Link Click for MAP
Ground Floor Ring NO

Other Information

Bell Weights and Casting Information

Bell

Weight
(cwt-qr-lb)
Note Date Cast Cast By
1 4-0-26 G# 2006 Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd, Loughborough
2 4-2-2 F# 2006 Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd, Loughborough
3 5-0-2 E 2006 Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd, Loughborough
4 5-2-2 D# 2006 Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd, Loughborough
5 6-0-4 C# 2006 Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd, Loughborough
6 6-1-14 B 2006 Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd, Loughborough
7 7-0-12 A 2006 Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd, Loughborough
8 9-0-5 G# 2006 Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd, Loughborough
9 12-2-0 F# 2006 Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd, Loughborough
10 17-0-4 E 2006 Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd, Loughborough

Inscriptions on the bells

Treble – CORPUS CHRISTI

AD CENAM AGNI PROVIDI
STOLIS SALUTIS CANDIDI
POST TRANSITUM MARIS RUBRI
CHRISTO CANAMUS PRINCIPI

2nd – THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

AD CENAM AGNI PROVIDI
STOLIS SALUTIS CANDIDI
POST TRANSITUM MARIS RUBRI
CHRISTO CANAMUS PRINCIPI

3rd – ST ANNE

GOOD ST ANNE
MOTHER OF HER WHO IS
OUR LIFE OUR SWEETNESS
AND OUR HOPE
PRAY TO HER FOR US

4th – ST OSYTH

DELIVER US
FROM FIRE, FROM WATER
AND FROM ALL MISADVENTURE

5th – ST JAMES

LORD
WHO SHALL SIT BESIDE THEE
ENTHRONED ON EITHER HAND
WHEN CLOUDS NO LONGER HIDE THEE
AND ALL THY FAITHFUL BAND?

6th – ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST

DEUS
PRO SUA INFINITA CLEMENTIA
ECCLESIAE SUAE PACEM
ET UNITATEM CONCEDAT,
AUGUSTISSIMAM REGINUM
NOSTRAM ELIZABETHAM CONSERVET
ET PACEM UNIVERSO RENO
ET OMNIBUS CHRISTIANIS LARGIATUR

7th – ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

SERVA REGINAM, DOMINE,
DA PACEM IN DIEBUS NOSTRIS,
ET EXAUDI NOS IN DIE
QUOCUMQUE INVOCAMUS TE.

8th – ST GEORGE

TO GEORGE OUR SAINT
THOU GAVEST GRACE
WITHOUT ONE FEAR
ALL FOES TO FACE
AND TO CONFESS
BY FAITHFUL DEATH
THAT WORD OF LIFE
WHICH WAS HIS BREATH

9th – THE HOLY ROOD

WITH JOY
I TAKE THIS CROWN OF THORN
THOUGH SHARP
YET EASY TO BE BORN

Tenor – THE HOLY TRINITY

I BIND UNTO MYSELF TODAY
THE STRONG NAME OF THE TRINITY
BY INVOCATION OF THE SAME
THE THREE IN ONE AND ONE IN THREE

History

The present church was built in the last years of the seventeenth century and the early years of the eighteenth century following the destruction of its predecessor during the Great Fire of Northampton in 1675. The crypt and parts of the tower are all that remain of that church.

Six bells originally hung in the tower, and these were replaced in 1782 by a peal of eight with a tenor of 23cwt cast by the London bell founders, Chapman & Mears. These bells were rehung in a new metal frame in 1906 by the Oxfordshire bell hanging firm of Webb & Bennett who came from Kidlington, north of Oxford. The canons were removed from the bells at this time. In 1935 the bells were retuned and rehung in the same frame but with new fittings by John Taylor & Son of Loughborough, Leicestershire. The tenor weight now was 21 and a half cwt. The first peal on the bells, Plain Bob Major, was rung on 5th November 1784. Forty peals were rung on these bells.

In 2006 these bells were removed and a new peal of ten bells installed, all work being carried out by Taylors Eayre & Smith Ltd of Loughborough. Each of the new bells has been named, and these are, from treble to tenor, Corpus Christi, The Blessed Virgin Mary, St Anne, St Osyth, St James, St John the Evangelist, St John the Baptist, St George, The Holy Rood and The Holy Trinity, These were the names of the ten small chapels or altars in the Church of All Saints that was burnt down during the Great Fire of Northampton in 1675. The inscriptions on the new bells, some of which are in Latin, were chosen as being appropriate to the bell’s name. The first peal on the new bells was 5040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal and was rung on 4th February 2007.

In 2016 a simulator was installed with bells 3 to 8 inclusive being wired for use.

Recordings

None