Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S James, Taunton, Somerset
Place Taunton
S James
Shown in County Lists as Taunton, S James
Grid Ref ST228248
Lat, Long 51.01769, -3.10145Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
Postcode TA1 1JP
SatNav A suggested SatNav destination for this tower is at 51.01814, -3.10218
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Lieutenancy area Somerset
Country England
Diocese Bath and Wells
Church Church of England
Listed Gr II* by Historic England
Rings 8, tenor 17½ cwt in ESee below
Frames 1See below
Also Toilet
URL http://bath-wells.org/towerselect.php?DoveID=TAUNTON+J
Affiliation Bath and Wells Diocesan Association
Ring of 8, tenor 17½ cwt in E
TowerBase 4935View Felstead peals
Bells 8Edit details
Tenor 17½ cwt (~1960 lb or ~890 kg) in E (642.5Hz)
Practice Tue (1st, 3rd)
Additional information One bell (or more) cracked or broken; tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz)
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 5-2-20 1321.0 E 29.13" 1897 Mears & Stainbank D
2 6-0-6 1240.0 D♯ 30.13" 1897 Mears & Stainbank D
3 6½cwt 1092.0 C♯ 32.75" 1874 Llewellins & James R
4 7½cwt 986.0 B 34.50" 1721 Thomas II Wroth R
5 8-1-0 885.5 A 35.38" 1891 John Taylor & Co F
6 12cwt 831.5 G♯ 39.13" 1626 Thomas II Pennington R
7 14cwt 730.5 F♯ 41.75" 1749 Thomas I Bilbie R
8 17½cwt 642.5 E 47.50" 1626 Thomas II Pennington R
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 1891 Oak & cast iron John Taylor & Co