Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Michael, Thorpe le Soken, Essex
Place Thorpe le Soken
S Michael
Grid Ref TM179223
Postcode CO16 0EB
Lat, Long 51.85670, 1.16305Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Essex
Country England
Diocese Chelmsford
Church Church of England
Listed Gr II* by Historic England
Rings 6 (full circle ring), tenor 9-2-0 in GSee below
Frames 1See below
Also Toilet
Affiliation Essex Association
Dove tower ID 10441
Ring of 6, tenor 9-2-0 in G
Bells 6 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 9-2-0 (1064 lb or 483 kg) in G (769.5 Hz)
TowerBase ID 4998View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-0-14 1322.5 E 26.75" 1935 Alfred Bowell F N
2 4-2-7 1162.0 D 28.25" 1866 Mears & Stainbank Y 4
3 5-1-14 1028.5 C 30.75" 1819 Thomas II Mears Y 4
4 5-2-7 968.0 B 31.75" 1843 Thomas II Mears Y 4
5 7-0-10 864.0 A 34.25" 1688† Charles Newman Y 4
6 9-2-0 769.5 G 38.25" 1880 Mears & Stainbank Y 4
Details of frame
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6 1935 Steel & cast iron Alfred Bowell ~8.3.A.h 6.1
Update log
08/10/2019 1-6: partials added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
25/03/2019 Tenor note and ring key not F#(nominal: G-32c) [TimJ pNBR#13359 via pNBR]
25/03/2019 1-6: nominal added,note amended [Tim Jackson via 00013359]
24/03/2019 Tenor wt is precise not approx [TimJ (REMRKS242; C Pickford) via e-mail]
24/03/2019 6: wt is precise [Tim Jackson via e-mail]