St. Oswald's Church
6 BELLS, Tenor: 8 cwt - 3 qrs - 26 lbs (in A)
3 cwt. 2 qrs. 1 lb.
4 cwt. 2 qrs. 7 lbs.
5 cwt. 3 qrs. 11 lbs.
6 cwt. 2 qrs. 12 lbs.
6 cwt. 3 qrs. 26 lbs.
8 cwt. 3 qrs. 26 lbs.
Post Practice Pub:
2nd TUESDAY of each month, 7.00 - 9.00pm,
(in rotation with: 1st Nocton; 3rd Potterhanworth; 4th Branston)
2nd SUNDAY of each month, 8.30 - 8.55am,
Summer Time (BST): The Golf Club, Blankney, (Sleaford Road, LN4 3AZ)
(N.B. Gents must wear a collar - Golf Club dress code)
Winter Time (GMT): The Royal Oak, Scopwick, (Brookside, LN4 3PA)
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Tower Officers / Contacts
Church Grid Reference:
Upstairs - Spiral Staircase (39 Steps)
TF 068 600
Sleaford Road (B1188)
St. Oswald's Church is located on the edge of the Village set back off the main road (Sleaford Road - B1188). The Church is easy to find with its tall tower.
Parking is not a problem. There is a large grass car park in front of the Church by the Church gate.
The outside tower door to the spiral staircase is located to the left of the main Church door.
There are NO pubs in Blankney Village. The nearest pub is in Scopwick:
The Royal Oak (Brookside, Scopwick, LN4 3PA)
Approx 1.5 miles from Blankney Church.
The Red Lion (Middle Street, Dunston, LN4 2EW)
Approx 2 miles from Blankney Church.
Websites: The Red Lion
The Butcher & Beast (High Street, Heighington, LN4 1JS)
Approx 8 miles from Blankney Church.
Website: The Butcher & Beast
This Batemans Pub is where the ringers go to. It does good food & beer and is recommended by the ringers.
Doves Guide Details: Blankney Bells
Felstead Peals Database: Peals at Blankney
Bell / Ringing Info
Handling:. The bells handle very well being a fairly short draft and are a pleasure to ring.
Go of Bells: The bells go extremely well being hung on ball bearings and are easy to ring. (They were rehung and augmented in 1920).
Striking:. The bells are evenly struck and easy to strike with no odd-struckness.
Sound:.. They are a very nice sounding peal of bells and very rewarding. To listen to a short recording of the bells click here.
Fittings etc: The bells are hung in a low sided cast iron frame for 8 bells from metal headstocks and ball bearings - John Taylor & Co 1920.
History of the Bells: In 1819 Thomas Mears II of London cast a new peal of five bells. In 1919 / 1920 John Taylor & Co of Loughborough rehung
the bells in a new low sided cast iron frame for eight bells, recast the 1819 treble of the five (the present 2nd) and
augmented the bells to six by casting a new treble to form the present peal of six. It was clearly the intension to eventually
augment the bells to eight by adding a new tenor (approx 13cwt) and a new treble to the present six bells and retune the
present 4th. Blankney Church has been a popular peal tower over the years with nearly 200 peals being rung on the bells.
This is due to the easy going, nice sounding bells and the fact that the bells do not disturb anyone as the Church is set on
the edge of this small village.
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