The Bells

The tower of St Laurence's contains one of the finest rings of 10 bells in the country. Six of them were cast by Abraham Rudhall of Gloucester in 1732, with a tenor, or largest bell, weighing 17cwt. There are two bells cast by Gillett and Johnson in 1935 and four new bells cast by Whitechapel in 2008. They are tuned to Fifth Comma Meantone Temprement and are in the key of E. The bells have significant historical interest and feature in the early development of change ringing.

Oh come you home of Sunday
When Ludlow streets are still
And Ludlow bells are calling
To farm and lane and mill.

AE Housman