Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Peter & S Mary, Stowmarket, Suffolk
Place Stowmarket
S Peter & S Mary
Grid Ref TM049586
Postcode IP14 1ES
Lat, Long 52.18822, 0.99611Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Suffolk
Country England
Diocese St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 8 (full circle ring), tenor 20-0-27 in DSee below
Future bellsSee below
Other bellsSee below
Frames 1See below
Also Toilet
URL http://www.suffolkbells.org.uk/towers/stowmarket1.php
Affiliation Suffolk Guild
Dove tower ID 10131
Ring of 8, tenor 20-0-27 in D
Bells 8 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 20-0-27 (2267 lb or 1028 kg) in D (576.0 Hz)
Also Simulator
Additional information One bell (or more) cracked or broken; future plans: to become 10; ringing discontinued while restoration work under way
Overhauled 1966 by John Taylor & Co
TowerBase ID 4803View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
2 7-1-0 1087.0 C♯ 32.13" 1966 John Taylor & Co F
3 7-1-4 968.0 B 33.75" 1669 John Darbie R
4 8-0-25 863.0 A 36.25" c1456† John Danyell R
5 10-0-22 769.0 G 38.63" 1966 John Taylor & Co F
6 13-0-24 725.0 F♯ 43.38" 1823 Thomas II Mears R
7 17-1-22 647.0 E 46.13" 1966 John Taylor & Co F
8 20-0-27 576.0 D 51.50" 1622† Miles I Graye R
Future bells
Bells Edit details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
New 1 of 10 F♯ 2020 Eijsbouts N
New 2 of 10 E 2020 Eijsbouts N
New 3 of 10 D 2020 Eijsbouts N
New 5 of 10 B
Other bells
Bells Edit details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
Service 2¾ cwt 23.25" c1470† Norwich foundry Y
Details of frame
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 of 8 1894 Oak Henry Bowell 6.A 8.1var
Update log
04/09/2020 ex1: removed [Neal Dodge via e-mail]
02/09/2020 fr1: maker amended [Martin Smith via e-mail]
21/08/2020 6: to be welded; Nu1,Nu2,Nu3,Nu5 added; 1>>Ex1; 3: cracked>>Ex3 [Neal Dodge via e-mail]
20/08/2020 Restoration in new frame, recasting current treble and 2 bells added to make 10, replacing current cracked 3rd (preserving old bell) and welding cracked 4th. Contractor: Nicholsons [Neal Dodge via Email]