Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S John Bapt, Royston, Hertfordshire
Place Royston
S John Bapt
Grid Ref TL357406
Postcode SG8 9LG
Lat, Long 52.04783, -0.02197Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Hertfordshire
Country England
Diocese St Albans
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 8 U/R (full circle ring), tenor 11-3-0 in F♯See below
8 (future bells), tenor 12-3-19 in F♯See below
Frames 1See below
Also Toilet
URL http://www.hcacr.org.uk/northern/royston/index.html
Affiliation Hertford County Association
Dove tower ID 11703
Ring of 8, tenor 11-3-0 in F♯
Bells 8 U/R (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 11-3-0 (1316 lb or 597 kg) in F♯ (735.0 Hz)
Additional information One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; ringing discontinued while restoration work under way; Building has suffered a devastating fire
TowerBase ID 4161View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 3-3-26 1498.5 F♯ 26.06" 1919 Mears & Stainbank
2 4-1-9 1417.0 E♯ 27.00" 1919 Mears & Stainbank
3 5-0-4 1259.0 D♯ 29.12" 1919 Mears & Stainbank
4 4-3-20 1107.0 C♯ 29.00" 1739 Thomas Lester
5 6-2-11 978.5 B 32.81" 1739 Thomas Lester
6 7-3-14 927.0 A♯ 34.87" 1901 John Taylor & Co F
7 8-2-0 823.5 G♯ 36.50" 1739 Thomas Lester
8 11-3-0 735.0 F♯ 40.87" 1901 John Taylor & Co F
Future bells, tenor 12-3-19 in F♯
Bells 8 (future bells)Edit details
Tenor 12-3-19 (1447 lb or 656 kg) in F♯ (741.3 Hz)
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-0-6 1480.3 F♯ 26.00" 2020 John Taylor & Co F N
2 4-0-12 1395.0 E♯ 26.40" 2020 John Taylor & Co F N
3 4-2-17 1243.0 D♯ 28.00" 2020 John Taylor & Co F N
4 5-1-18 1109.3 C♯ 30.00" 2020 John Taylor & Co F N
5 6-1-14 987.5 B 32.00" 2020 John Taylor & Co F N
6 7-0-27 932.4 A♯ 33.70" 2020 John Taylor & Co F N
7 8-3-5 830.4 G♯ 36.60" 2020 John Taylor & Co F N
8 12-3-19 741.3 F♯ 41.00" 2020 John Taylor & Co F N
Details of frame
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1901 Cast iron John Taylor & Co
Update log
12/01/2021 New ring of 8 cast [Paul Mason, JT&Co]
14/07/2020 Restoration work under way [TimJ(#285) via e-mail]
20/06/2019 Bells removed to Loughborough and in storage [Paul Mason (JTco) via e-mail]
22/03/2019 Bells are cracked as the result of the December 2018 fire [RW2019/296; TimJ via RW]
22/03/2019 1-8: cracked [Tim Jackson via e-mail]