Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Elvan, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Place Aberdare
S Elvan
Grid Ref SO002025
Postcode CF44 7NT
Lat, Long 51.71318, -3.44564Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Principal area Rhondda Cynon Taff
Preserved county Mid Glamorgan
Country Wales
Diocese Llandaff
Church Church in Wales
Listed Gr II* by Cadw
Rings 8, tenor 16-0-25 in ESee below
Frames 1See below
Also Toilet
URL http://stelvansbells.weebly.com/
Affiliation Llandaff and Monmouth Diocesan Assocation
Updates 04/02/2019: No ringing: church & twr closed until ~Sept 2020 [Mike Lewis (Tower Captain) via e-mail]
Ring of 8, tenor 16-0-25 in E
Bells 8Edit details
Tenor 16-0-25 (1817 lb or 824 kg) in E (642.7Hz)
Additional information Ringing temporarily suspended; tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz)
Overhauled 1935 by Gillett & Johnston
TowerBase 11View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 5-0-21 1286.5 E 29.25" 1858 Charles & George Mears R
2 5-1-17 1208.5 D♯ 30.00" 1858 Charles & George Mears R
3 6-0-16 1071.0 C♯ 32.00" 1858 Charles & George Mears R
4 6-2-12 966.5 B 34.00" 1981 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F
5 8-0-19 857.5 A 36.75" 1858 Charles & George Mears R
6 9-2-1 803.0 G♯ 38.75" 1858 Charles & George Mears R
7 10-3-24 722.5 F♯ 42.00" 1858 Charles & George Mears R
8 16-0-25 642.7 E 47.25" 1858 Charles & George Mears R
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 1935 Cast iron Gillett & Johnston 8.3.A.m 8.3