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Place Reading
Minster Ch of S Mary V
Shown in County Lists as Reading, S Mary
Grid Ref SU713733
Lat, Long 51.45443, -0.97389 (Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap)
Postcode RG1 2HX
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Lieutenancy area Berkshire
Country England
Diocese Oxford
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
TowerBase 4064 See Felstead Peals
Bells 8 | Supply Details
Overhauled 2003 by Whites of Appleton
Tuned 1929
Tenor 25-2-26 (2882lb or 1307kg) in D♭ (572.0Hz)
Frames 1 (see below)
Practice Tue (2nd, 4th) 20:00
URL http://www.smsl-reading.org.uk
Affiliation Oxford Diocesan Guild


Reading, Berkshire
Minster Ch of S Mary V
Bells Hide Details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 6-1-19 1160.0 D♭ 30.88" 1740 Robert Catlin R
2 6-2-6 1092.0 C 32.00" 1740 Robert Catlin R
3 7-2-25 960.0 B♭ 34.50" 1640 Ellis I Knight R
4 8-2-1 860.0 A♭ 36.50" 1640 Ellis I Knight R
5 9-3-4 762.0 G♭ 39.25" 1743 Robert Catlin R
6 11-3-25 718.0 F 41.25" 1743 Robert Catlin R
7 17-2-11 646.0 E♭ 46.75" 1863 George Mears R
8 25-2-26 572.0 D♭ 53.75" 1640 Ellis I Knight R
Source: M Smith; P Davies(Sharpe;WofA); N Taylor

Contributed by: Martin Smith
Last updated: 24/08/2018


Reading, Berkshire
Minster Ch of S Mary V
Frames Hide Details
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 1929 Cast iron Mears & Stainbank
Contributed by: John Baldwin
Last updated: 28/09/2011