Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Katharine, Merstham, Surrey
Place Merstham
S Katharine
Grid Ref TQ290538
Postcode RH1 3BJ
Lat, Long 51.26875, -0.15214Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
SatNav A suggested SatNav destination for this tower is at 51.26906, -0.15143
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Lieutenancy area Surrey
Country England
Diocese Southwark
Church Church of England
Listed Gr II* by Historic England
Rings 8 (full circle ring), tenor 13½ cwt in F♯See below
Frames 2See below
URL http://towers.surreybellringers.org.uk/pages/merstham-st-katharine
Affiliation Surrey Association
Dove tower ID 11596
Ring of 8, tenor 13½ cwt in F♯
Bells 8 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 13½ cwt (~1510 lb or ~690 kg) in F♯ (720.5 Hz)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Practice Wed
Additional information ART Teaching Centre: Collaborative Bell Skills, East Surrey; tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz)
Overhauled 1964 by Mears & Stainbank
Tuned 1964
TowerBase ID 3358View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 3-2-27 1465.5 F♯ 25.50" 1964 Mears & Stainbank F N
2 4-0-25 1363.0 E♯ 27.00" 1964 Mears & Stainbank F N
3 4¼ cwt 1222.0 D♯ 29.00" 1901 Mears & Stainbank R 8
4 5 cwt 1094.0 C♯ 30.75" 1657 Bryan II Eldridge R M
5 6½ cwt 957.0 B 33.00" c1380† William Burford R M
6 8¼ cwt 904.5 A♯ 35.75" 1597† Robert Mot R M
7 10¼ cwt 811.5 G♯ 39.50" 1774 Pack & Chapman R M
8 13½ cwt 720.5 F♯ 43.50" 1640 Bryan I Eldridge R M
Details of frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,5,6,7,8 1899 Oak Mears & Stainbank
1A 3,4 1964 GurjunStl Mears & Stainbank
Update log
16/05/2019 Old concert pitch tuning noted [Richard Offen via e-mail]
02/05/2019 Tenor note and ring key not F (nominal: F#-46c) [B Hibbert nominals via pNBR]
02/05/2019 1-8: nominal added [Bill Hibbert via 00013404]