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Place Thorncombe
Blessed Virgin Mary
Grid Ref ST375033
Lat, Long 50.82626, -2.88758 (Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap)
Postcode TA20 4NE
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Lieutenancy area Dorset
Country England
Diocese Bath and Wells
Church Church of England
Listed Gr II by Historic England
TowerBase 4985 See Felstead Peals
Bells 8 | Supply Details
Overhauled 1963 by John Taylor & Co
1936 by Gillett & Johnston
Tuned 1936
Tenor 20-0-24 (2264lb or 1027kg) in E♭ (625.0Hz)
Frames 2 (see below)
Practice Wed
Also Toilet
Additional information County books / pNBR info discrepant
URL http://www.bath-wells.org/towerselect.php?DoveID=THORNCOMBE
Affiliations Bath and Wells Diocesan Association
Salisbury Diocesan Guild


Thorncombe, Dorset
Blessed Virgin Mary
Bells Hide Details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-3-5 1251.0 E♭ 28.18" 1963 John Taylor & Co F
2 5-1-1 1181.0 D 29.00" 1963 John Taylor & Co F
3 6-0-3 1052.0 C 31.13" 1963 John Taylor & Co F
4 6-3-4 937.0 B♭ 32.88" 1963 John Taylor & Co F
5 8-0-18 841.0 A♭ 36.00" 1613† Robert Wiseman R
6 9-1-17 785.0 G 39.63" 1800 Thomas (Castleman) III Bilbie R
7 13-3-19 704.0 F 44.13" 1782 Thomas (Castleman) III Bilbie R
8 20-0-24 625.0 E♭ 48.50" 1936 Gillett & Johnston F
Source: CJND(Dorset,p705); A Higson; P Denton; TimJ(AAJB/G&J)

Contributed by: John Baldwin
Last updated: 26/12/2017


Thorncombe, Dorset
Blessed Virgin Mary
Frames Hide Details
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 2,3,7,8 1963 Steel & cast iron John Taylor & Co
2 1,4,5,6 1963 Steel & cast iron John Taylor & Co
Contributed by: [Christopher Dalton]
Last updated: 12/12/2009