Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
Blessed Virgin Mary, Pakenham, Suffolk
Place Pakenham
Blessed Virgin Mary
Grid Ref TL929670
Postcode IP31 2LJ
Lat, Long 52.26782, 0.82683Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
SatNav A suggested SatNav destination for this tower is at 52.26758, 0.82576
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Lieutenancy area Suffolk
Country England
Diocese St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 6 (full circle ring), tenor 12-1-18 in FSee below
Frames 2See below
URL http://www.suffolkbells.org.uk/towers/pakenham1.php
Affiliation Suffolk Guild
Dove tower ID 10455
Ring of 6, tenor 12-1-18 in F
Bells 6 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 12-1-18 (1390 lb or 630 kg) in F (698.5 Hz)
Practice Fri (1st, 3rd)
Additional information Fri PN shared: Pakenham (1,3); Rougham (2,4); anticlockwise
Overhauled 1993 by Whites of Appleton
Tuned 1993
TowerBase ID 3821View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 5-0-10 1171.0 D 29.25" 1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
2 5-1-18 1044.0 C 31.00" 1872 Mears & Stainbank Y 4
3 6-0-19 929.0 B♭ 32.75" 1626 John Draper Y 8
4 9-1-15 879.0 A 36.50" 1760 Lester & Pack Y 4
5 9-1-24 784.0 G 39.00" 1862 George Mears Y 4
6 12-1-18 698.5 F 43.00" 1862 George Mears Y 4
Details of frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,3,4,5,6 c1400 Oak unidentified 5.R 5.1
1A 2 1999 Steel Whites of Appleton
Update log
20/02/2020 PN info added [Neal Dodge via e-mail]