Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Michael in the Soke, Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire
Place Winchester, Winchester College
S Michael in the Soke
Shown in County Lists as Winchester College, S Michael
Grid Ref SU480289
Postcode SO23 9PF
Lat, Long 51.05765, -1.31635Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Hampshire
Country England
Ownership Private Ownership
Listed Gr II* by Historic England
Rings 5 U/R (full circle ring), tenor 9 cwt in G♯See below
Frames 1See below
Also Toilet
Affiliation Winchester and Portsmouth Diocesan Guild
Dove tower ID 11942
Ring of 5, tenor 9 cwt in G♯
Bells 5 U/R (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 9 cwt (~1010 lb or ~460 kg) in G♯ (821.5 Hz)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Additional information One or more bells not hung - 4th; unringable; anticlockwise
TowerBase ID 5537View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 1250.0 D♯ 25.50" 1611† John Wallis Y N
2 1107.5 C♯ 28.00" 1611† John Wallis Y N
3 1048.0 B♯ 31.50" c1500† William Hasylwood Y N
4 942.0 A♯ 33.50" c1445† Salisbury foundry Y
5 9 cwt 821.5 G♯ 37.00" 1610† R Beconsall (or Ralph Brooke?) R
Details of frame
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,5 Timber unidentified 5.A -5.3
Update log
10/01/2021 Now has toilet facilities which unfortunately would obstruct the ropes in the ground floor ringing chamber. [Simeon Cox, Winchester College Estate Bursar]
10/01/2021 5: canons updated, 1-3: turning amended [Andrew Johnson (from photos)]
07/01/2021 1,5: nominal amended; 2-4: nominal amended [Andrew Johnson recording, Bill Hibbert analysis via Email]
29/12/2020 1-2,5: nominal added; key: G to G#; 1-5: diameter added; 1-4: canons added; 3: fr no amended; 1-2,4-5: fr no added; 3,4: hanging amended [Andrew Johnson (inspection) via Email]