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Place Tong
S Bartholomew
Grid Ref SJ795073
Lat, Long 52.66380, -2.30354 (Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap)
Postcode TF11 8PW
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County Shropshire
Country England
Diocese Lichfield
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
TowerBase 5067 See Felstead Peals
Bells 6 (see below) | Edit Details
Tenor 12-0-17 (1361lb or 617kg) in F (691.0Hz)
Frames 2 Show Details
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Additional information Also a bourdon bell ('Great Bell of Tong') hung for ringing; restoration work under way; rung from chancel
Affiliation Shropshire Association
Updates 06/03/2020: Restoration of ringing fittings has started [TimJ (#268 info D Potter) via e-mail]

Tong, Shropshire
S Bartholomew
Bells Hide Details
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 Bb 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
Service 0-2-1 14.00" c1600† Newcombe (generic) Y N
Bourdon 45-3-11 528.0 C 62.38" 1892 John Taylor & Co F N
Source: GAD; B Hibbert(P Davies); A Higson; CBC; P Denton

Contributed by: John Baldwin
Last updated: 14/07/2020
Recent updates and other information:
14/07/2020: Bdn: wt amended [George Dawson via e-mail]