Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Bartholomew, Tong, Shropshire
Place Tong
S Bartholomew
Grid Ref SJ795073
Postcode TF11 8PW
Lat, Long 52.66380, -2.30354Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Shropshire
Country England
Diocese Lichfield
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 6 (full circle ring), tenor 12-0-17 in FSee below
Other bellsSee below
Frames 2See below
Affiliation Shropshire Association
Dove tower ID 10197
Ring of 6, tenor 12-0-17 in F
Bells 6 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 12-0-17 (1361 lb or 617 kg) in F (691.0 Hz)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Additional information Also hung for ringing: bourdon bell ('Great Bell of Tong'); rung from chancel
Overhauled 2020 by John Taylor & Co
TowerBase ID 5067View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 5-3-15 1186.0 D 30.63" 1719 Abraham II Rudhall R Y
2 5-1-23 1051.0 C 31.06" 1636 William Clibury R Y
3 6-1-21 932.0 B♭ 32.94" 1593† Robert I Newcombe R Y
4 7-1-19 879.0 A 35.38" 1605† Henry II Oldfield R Y
5 9-3-5 778.0 G 38.38" 1623 William Clibury R Y
6 12-0-17 691.0 F 42.75" 1810 Thomas II Mears R Y
Other bells
Bells Edit details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
Bourdon 45-3-11 528.0 C 62.38" 1892 John Taylor & Co F N
Service 0-2-1 14.00" c1600† Newcombe (generic) Y N
Details of frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
2 1,2,3,4,5,6,Service of other bells 1952 Steel & cast iron John Taylor & Co 8.3.A.h NonStd
1 Bourdon 1892 Steel & cast iron John Taylor & Co 8.3.A.h
Update log
21/08/2020 Restoration of ringing fittings completed [Paul Mason, JT&Co via Email]
14/07/2020 Bdn: wt amended [George Dawson via e-mail]
06/03/2020 Restoration of ringing fittings has started [TimJ (#268 info D Potter) via e-mail]