With the recent discovery of the remains of King Richard III in a plot adjacent to Leicester Cathedral creating lot of local interest, the Bells committee have put together a list of bells that where ringing out during the reign of King Richard III.

The list below can be downloaded too.

The following bells are located within 10 miles of the battle ground at Bosworth.

Warwickshire

Village Saint's name Which bell Date Cast by
Mancetter St. Peter 4th of 5 1350 John Hose
Atherstone St Mary unnamed bell 1360 Johannes de Stafford 

Leicestershire

Village Saint's name Which bell Date Cast by
Frolesworth St. Nicholas Tenor 1450 Leicester Foundry
Fenny Drayton St. Michael 3rd 14th C Leicester Foundry
Barlestone St Giles Tenor 1410 Johannes de Colsale
Witherley   Tenor 1400 Johannes de York
Shenton St. John the Baptist 2nd 14th C Johannes de Stafford

 

The following are the rest of the bells in Leicestershire that date from that period.

Village Saint's name Which bell Date Cast by
Ashby de la Zouch St Helen 8th of 10 14th C Leicester Foundry
Loddington St. Michael & All Angels Treble 14th C Johannes de Stafford
Little Dalby St James 2nd of 3  1400 Johannes de Colsale
    Tenor 1400 Sanders, Reading
Isley Walton All Saints Treble 14th C Founder unknown
    Tenor 1410 Johannes de Colsale
Hungarton St. John the Baptist 2nd 1410 Johannes de Colsale
    Tenor 1400 Johannes de York
Gumley St. Helen Treble 1410 Johannes de Colsale
Cranoe St Michael Both bells 14th C Leicester Foundry
Cotesbach St Mary 1420 Johannes de York  
Chadwell St Mary Treble 1410 Johannes de Colsale
Catthorpe St Thomas 2nd of 3 14th C J. Rufford, Toddington
Billesdon St John the Baptist Tenor 14th C Johannes de York
Barkby St Mary 4th 14th C Leicester Foundry
Aylestone St Andrew 4th of 8 1360 Johannes de Stafford

Thorpe Arnold

( this bell was previously at Brentingby )

  Treble 1410 Johannes de Colsale
Syston  St Peter 6th  14th C Leicester Foundry
Sysonby St Mary 1 bell 14th C Founder unknown
Sproxton St Bartholmew 2 bells 14th C Johannes de York
Ragdale All Saints 2nd 1400 Founder unknown
    3rd 1350 Founder unknown
Newton Harcourt St Luke   14th C Founder unknown

Melton Bell Centre

( this bell was previously at Brentingby )

    1410 Johannes de York
Measham St Lawrence Tenor  14th C M de Lichfield
Long Clawson St Remigius 7th of 8 1400 Johannes de York