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Place Ilchester
S Mary Major
Grid Ref ST522226
Lat, Long 51.00093, -2.68197 (Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap)
Postcode BA22 8LL
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Lieutenancy area Somerset
Country England
Diocese Bath and Wells
Church Church of England
Listed Gr II* by Historic England
TowerBase 2639 See Felstead Peals
Bells 5 | Supply Details
Overhauled 1938 by Gillett & Johnston
Tuned 1938
Tenor 11-3-4 (1320lb or 599kg) in F (704.0Hz)
Frames 1 (see below)
URL http://bath-wells.org/towerselect.php?DoveID=ILCHESTER
Affiliation Bath and Wells Diocesan Association


Ilchester, Somerset
S Mary Major
Bells Hide Details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 5-3-12 1056.0 C 31.06" 1938 Gillett & Johnston F
2 5-2-1 939.0 B♭ 32.31" 1854 Charles & George Mears R
3 7-0-16 878.0 A 34.38" 1612† Robert Wiseman Y
4 8-3-18 792.0 G 38.00" 1783 William Bilbie R
5 11-3-4 704.0 F 40.94" 1609 Richard I Purdue Y
Source: M Smith; CBC; GWM(Som); R Backhurst; D Sloman; TimJ(AAJB info)

Contributed by: Martin Smith
Last updated: 06/12/2014


Ilchester, Somerset
S Mary Major
Frames Hide Details
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5 1938 Cast iron Gillett & Johnston 5.11
Contributed by: Roland Backhurst
Last updated: 22/12/2011