Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Mary, Combs, Suffolk
Place Combs
S Mary
Grid Ref TM051569
Lat, Long 52.17235, 0.99796Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
Postcode IP14 2RA
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Lieutenancy area Suffolk
Country England
Diocese St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 4 U/R, tenor 18 cwt in E♭See below
Frames 1See below
URL http://www.suffolkbells.org.uk/towers/combs1.html
Affiliation Suffolk Guild
Updates 04/09/2020: Plans for a ring of 10 [Neal Dodge via Email]
Ring of 4, tenor 18 cwt in E♭
TowerBase 1278View Felstead peals
Bells 4 U/REdit details
Tenor 18 cwt (~2020 lb or ~910 kg) in E♭ (631.5Hz)
Additional information One bell (or more) cracked or broken; one or more bells not hung; unringable; Future plans: To be augmented to 10 using the 8 from Hunslet, Leeds & 2 trebles in a new frame. The 4 existing bells will be hung dead for chiming in the existing frame; tuning: 1,3-5 of 5
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 7cwt 925.0 B♭ 35.06" 1662 John Darbie Y N
2 9cwt 773.5 G 38.38" 1619 William Harbert R N
3 14cwt 712.0 F 43.44" c1478† Richard II Brasyer Y 4
4 18cwt 631.5 E♭ 46.88" 1627 John Draper Y N
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 4 c1600 Timber unidentified 5.R 4.3