Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Mary, Rawtenstall, Lancashire
Place Rawtenstall
S Mary
Grid Ref SD810227
Postcode BB4 8SG
Lat, Long 53.70125, -2.28801Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Lancashire
Country England
Diocese Manchester
Church Church of England
Listed Gr II by Historic England
Rings 8 (full circle ring), tenor 14-0-2 in FSee below
Frames 1See below
Affiliation Lancashire Association
Dove tower ID 13241
Ring of 8, tenor 14-0-2 in F
Bells 8 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 14-0-2 (1570 lb or 712 kg) in F (693.0 Hz)
Additional information Ringing discontinued while restoration work under way
TowerBase ID 4059View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-3-20 1423.0 F 27.00" 1888 Mears & Stainbank Y N
2 4-3-13 1315.5 E 26.50" 1888 Mears & Stainbank Y N
3 5-3-9 1166.5 D 30.25" 1888 Mears & Stainbank Y N
4 6-3-5 1056.0 C 32.25" 1888 Mears & Stainbank Y N
5 7-3-18 941.0 B♭ 35.00" 1888 Mears & Stainbank Y N
6 8-2-2 875.0 A 36.50" 1888 Mears & Stainbank Y N
7 10-0-7 783.0 G 39.25" 1837 Thomas II Mears Y 4
8 14-0-2 693.0 F 43.50" 1888 Mears & Stainbank Y N
Details of frame
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 1888 Oak ? Mears & Stainbank 6.A 8.3
Update log
10/01/2021 Restoration of clappers and refitting completed. Further work remains to be done in the tower using voluntary labour before the bells can be rung again. [David Potter, JT&Co and George Lee, DAC Bells Adviser]
01/02/2020 7: turning amended [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
24/01/2020 Restoration work in progress [TimJ (#261) via e-mail]
05/03/2019 frame: date confirmed [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
04/03/2019 1-8: canons,turning,frameid added; frame info added [Tim Jackson via 00013329]
14/02/2019 No ringing at present (safety concerns) [TimJ (info G Lee) via e-mail]