Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
Blessed Virgin Mary, Portbury, Somerset
Place Portbury
Blessed Virgin Mary
Grid Ref ST502754
Lat, Long 51.47565, -2.71731Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
Postcode BS20 7TR
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Lieutenancy area Somerset
Country England
Diocese Bath and Wells
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 6, tenor 21 cwt in E♭See below
Frames 1See below
Also Toilet
URL http://bath-wells.org/towerselect.php?DoveID=PORTBURY
Affiliation Bath and Wells Diocesan Association
Updates 27/10/2019: Ringing resumed [TimJ(REMRKS250 info D Matthews) via e-mail]
29/07/2019: Ringing suspended: work to ch building fabric until 2020 [TimJ(info: Dave Matthews) via e-mail]
Ring of 6, tenor 21 cwt in E♭
TowerBase 3950View Felstead peals
Bells 6Edit details
Tenor 21 cwt (~2350 lb or ~1070 kg) in E♭ (616.0Hz)
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 6½cwt 1051.0 C 32.00" 1885 Llewellins & James R
2 6cwt 906.0 B♭ 32.50" 1610† Roger I Purdue R
3 7¾cwt 815.0 A♭ 36.00" 1699† Edward Bilbie R
4 10½cwt 765.0 G 40.00" 1749 William Evans R
5 14¼cwt 680.5 F 44.50" 1749 William Evans R
6 21cwt 616.0 E♭ 50.00" 1713† Edward Bilbie R
Sanctus 12.00"
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6 c1610† Oak unidentified