Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Mary V, Great Bircham, Norfolk
Place Great Bircham
S Mary V
Grid Ref TF770325
Postcode PE31 6GP
Lat, Long 52.86173, 0.62828Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Norfolk
Country England
Diocese Norwich
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 5 (full circle ring), tenor 9-0-17 in A♭See below
Other bellsSee below
Frames 1See below
URL http://dockingbenefice.co.uk/bircham.htm
Affiliation Norwich Diocesan Association
Dove tower ID 11634
Ring of 5, tenor 9-0-17 in A♭
Bells 5 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 9-0-17 (1025 lb or 465 kg) in A♭ (847.5 Hz)
Practice Thu 19:00
Additional information Anticlockwise
Overhauled 1923 by Mears & Stainbank
TowerBase ID 2095View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 3¼ cwt 1320.0 E♭ 25.50" c1690 Charles Newman
2 4¼ cwt 1131.0 D♭ 28.00" c1690 Charles Newman
3 5½ cwt 1064.5 C 30.75" 1878 John Warner & Sons Y
4 6-3-0 958.0 B♭ 33.75" 1923 Mears & Stainbank
5 9-0-17 847.5 A♭ 37.50" 1923 Mears & Stainbank
Other bells
Bells Supply details
Details of frame
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5 of 5 1878 Oak unidentified
Update log
27/05/2020 Tenor note & ring key not A (nominal Ab+35c) [Nick Bowden (C Richmond) via pNBR]
27/05/2020 1-5: nominal added,note amended [Nick Bowden via 00013780]
25/08/2019 URL added [TimJ via e-mail]
16/08/2019 URL removed (not working): Chris Mansfield [myweb.tiscali.co.uk/birchambellringers via e-mail]