St Gregory's Parish Church.
The tower of this church houses a ring of eight with a tenor bell weighing 16 cwts. The bells are the work of The Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the front seven having been cast by Thomas II Mears in 1821, and the tenor by Pack & Chapman in 1774. The last major work to the bells was carried out just over a century ago by Warner’s who rehung the ring in a new steel bell frame in 1920. At that date the canons were also removed.
The parish has now placed and order for the bells and their fittings to be removed from the tower and be brought to Loughborough for conservation work and for cleaning by sand blasting. The bells will be tuned and all new ringing fittings will be manufactured before they are rehung in the existing Warner bell frame.
Work to remove these bells from the tower begins on Monday 23rd May.
The bells and their fittings are now at Loughborough.