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S John Bapt, Royston, Hertfordshire
Place Royston
S John Bapt
Grid Ref TL357406
Lat, Long 52.04783, -0.02197Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
Postcode SG8 9LG
SatNav A suggested SatNav destination for this tower is at 52.04929, -0.02109
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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, tenor 11-3-0 in F♯See below
Frames 1See below
Also Toilet
URL http://www.hcacr.org.uk/northern/royston/index.html
Affiliation Hertford County Association
Updates 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]
Ring of 8, tenor 11-3-0 in F♯
TowerBase 4161View Felstead peals
Bells 8 U/REdit details
Tenor 11-3-0 (1316 lb or 597 kg) in F♯ (735.0Hz)
Additional information One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; restoration work under way; Building has suffered a devastating fire
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
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
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 1901 Cast iron John Taylor & Co