Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Michael, Braintree, Essex
Place Braintree
S Michael
Grid Ref TL755229
Lat, Long 51.87731, 0.54951Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
Postcode CM7 1EY
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Lieutenancy area Essex
Country England
Diocese Chelmsford
Church Church of England
Listed Gr II* by Historic England
Rings 10, tenor 11-1-21 in F♯See below
Frames 2See below
Also Toilet
Affiliation Essex Association
Updates 30/10/2019: Bells currently at Appleton; tower repairs in progress [TimJ (#251 info D Sloman) via e-mail]
Ring of 10, tenor 11-1-21 in F♯
TowerBase 654View Felstead peals
Bells 10Edit details
Overhauled 1971
Tenor 11-1-21 (1281 lb or 581 kg) in F♯ (752.0Hz)
Additional information Restoration work under way
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-0-13 A♯ 24.00" 1971 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
2 4-1-0 G♯ 24.63" 1971 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
3 4-1-24 F♯ 26.50" 1899 John Warner & Sons R N
4 4-3-2 E♯ 28.25" 1899 John Warner & Sons R N
5 4-3-12 D♯ 28.50" 1858 George Mears R 4
6 4-3-26 C♯ 30.00" 1858 George Mears R 4
7 6-0-7 B 32.25" 1858 George Mears R 4
8 6-2-20 A♯ 33.50" 1858 George Mears R 4
9 8-2-1 G♯ 37.25" 1858 George Mears R 4
10 11-1-21 752.0 F♯ 41.50" 1858 George Mears R 4
Clock c1499† (unidentified)
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
2 1,2,3 1971 Steel Whitechapel Bell Foundry ~8.3.A.h 3.1
1 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 1927 Cast iron Alfred Bowell 8.3.A.j 8.3