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Place Pitminster
S Mary & S Andrew
Grid Ref ST220191
Lat, Long 50.96609, -3.11134 (Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap)
Postcode TA3 7AZ
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County Somerset
Country England
Diocese Bath and Wells
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
TowerBase 3923 See Felstead Peals
Bells 8 (see below) | Edit Details
Overhauled 1978 by Whitechapel Bell Foundry
Tuned 1978
Tenor 11-0-26 (1258lb or 571kg) in E (670.4Hz)
Frames 2 (see below)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Additional information One bell (or more) cracked or broken; restoration work under way
URL http://bath-wells.org/towerselect.php?DoveID=PITMINSTER
Affiliation Bath and Wells Diocesan Association
Updates 09/07/2020: Restoration work has now started [info from Matthew Higby (see Current Projects) via e-mail]
21/12/2019: 7th is cracked in soundbow [TimJ (#258 info M Higby) via e-mail]


Pitminster, Somerset
S Mary & S Andrew
Bells Hide Details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-2-24 1342.0 E 29.50" 1978 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F
2 5-0-8 1262.7 D# 30.25" 1978 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F
3 5-1-2 1119.2 C# 30.50" 1905 Mears & Stainbank R
4 6-0-12 1006.7 B 32.00" 1692 Thomas Purdue Y
5 7-3-24 895.6 A 35.63" 1752 Thomas Bayley R
6 9-1-26 838.1 G# 37.00" 1630 Richard I & Roger I Purdue Y
7 10-0-24 757.2 F# 39.75" 1832 William & Charles Pannell R
8 11-0-26 670.4 E 43.00" 1853 Charles Pannell & Co R
Nu7 9-3-21 752.0 F# 39.76" 1751 Abel Rudhall
Source: M Smith; JCB; D Sloman(CJND); GWM; Elphick(CB Som);
TimJ(#258/284)

Contributed by: Martin Smith
Last updated: 30/05/2020


Pitminster, Somerset
S Mary & S Andrew
Frames Hide Details
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 1978 Cast iron Whitechapel Bell Foundry
2 1742 Oak William Duck
Contributed by: David Sloman; John Baldwin
Last updated: 27/07/2017