Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Peter, Rodmell, East Sussex
Place Rodmell
S Peter
Grid Ref TQ421062
Postcode BN7 3HL
Lat, Long 50.83843, 0.01758Locate 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 I by Historic England
Rings 6 U/R (full circle ring), tenor 5-2-24 in B♭See below
Frames 2See below
Affiliation Sussex County Association
Dove tower ID 11894
Ring of 6, tenor 5-2-24 in B♭
Bells 6 U/R (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 5-2-24 (640 lb or 290 kg) in B♭ (958.2 Hz)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Additional information Unringable; ringing discontinued while restoration work under way Retune, rehang with new trad fittings, rebuild/strengthen frame (Blyth & Co)
TowerBase ID 4127View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 1-3-21 1608.3 G 22.00" 1909 John Warner & Sons Y N
2 2-0-9 1434.8 F 23.00" 1909 John Warner & Sons Y N
3 2-1-11 1280.5 E♭ 24.00" 1909 John Warner & Sons Y N
4 2-3-3 1201.7 D 25.00" 1664 William I Eldridge R N
5 3-2-12 1073.6 C 28.00" 1664 William I Eldridge R N
6 5-2-24 958.2 B♭ 32.63" 1641 Bryan II Eldridge R N
Details of frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
2 4,5,6 c1650 Timber unidentified 5.D 3.1
1 1,2,3 1909 Timber John Warner & Sons 1.D 3.1
Update log
16/01/2021 1-6; nominals, key amended. Tuning now diatonic. [Matthew Higby via Michael Royalton-Kisch]
09/01/2021 1-6: weight amended; 5: welded [Michael Royalton-Kisch via Email]
22/11/2020 Tenor weight updated [Matthew Higby via Email]
18/11/2020 1-5: wt added to 'as received' value; 6: wt amended similarly [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
10/10/2020 Bells now removed from Church, cracked 5th sent to Soundweld [Alexander Skerritt via Email]
08/10/2020 5: cracked [Alexander Skerritt via e-mail]
23/09/2020 Work started to retune, rehang with new trad fittings, rebuild/strengthen frame (Blyth & Co) [Michael Royalton-Kisch via Email]
03/08/2020 1-6: turning added; 1-5: diam added; fr1,fr2: date,layout added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
03/08/2020 fr1: truss confirmed,maker added; fr2: truss amended [Tim Jackson via e-mail]