Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S John Bapt, Wivelsfield, East Sussex
Place Wivelsfield
S John Bapt
Grid Ref TQ338207
Postcode RH17 7RD
Lat, Long 50.97094, -0.09531Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area East Sussex
Country England
Diocese Chichester
Church Church of England
Listed Gr II* by Historic England
Rings 6, tenor 5¾ cwt in B♭See below
Frames 1See below
Affiliation Sussex County Association
Ring of 6, tenor 5¾ cwt in B♭
Bells 6Edit details
Tenor 5¾ cwt (~640 lb or ~290 kg) in B♭ (956.0Hz)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Practice Thu 20:00
Overhauled 1954 by Mears & Stainbank
Tuned 1954
TowerBase 5605View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 2-2-15 1600.0 G 23.00" 1954 Mears & Stainbank
2 3cwt 1444.0 F 24.88" 1766 Lester & Pack
3 3¼cwt 1280.0 E♭ 25.88" 1906 Gillett & Johnston
4 3-2-18 1208.0 D 27.00" 1954 Mears & Stainbank
5 5¼cwt 1080.0 C 30.63" c1450† William Chamberlain Y
6 5¾cwt 956.0 B♭ 31.88" 1714 Samuel Knight
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6 1954 Cast iron Mears & Stainbank 8.3.B.d(ii)