Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Mary V, Lytchett Matravers, Dorset
Place Lytchett Matravers
S Mary V
Grid Ref SY935961
Postcode BH16 6BS
Lat, Long 50.76503, -2.09240Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Dorset
Country England
Diocese Salisbury
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 6 (full circle ring), tenor 7-3-14 in B♭See below
Frames 2See below
Also Toilet
URL http://www.sdgr.org.uk/branches/east-dorset/tower-141
Affiliation Salisbury Diocesan Guild
Dove tower ID 14010
Ring of 6, tenor 7-3-14 in B♭
Bells 6 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 7-3-14 (882 lb or 400 kg) in B♭ (923.5 Hz)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Practice Fri
Overhauled 2019 by John Taylor & Co
2016 by Whites of Appleton
TowerBase ID 3210View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 3-0-8 1539.5 G 23.60" 1931 Mears & Stainbank F 4
2 3-2-6 1384.0 F 25.80" 1931 Mears & Stainbank F 4
3 4-2-5 1233.5 E♭ 27.90" 1931 Mears & Stainbank F 4
4 5-0-20 1160.0 D 29.00" c1400† Salisbury foundry Y 8
5 6-2-25 1043.0 C 32.10" 1616 John Wallis Y 8
6 7-3-14 923.5 B♭ 34.70" 1684† John I Tosier Y 8
Details of frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
2 2 1931 Cast iron Mears & Stainbank 8.3.A
1 1,3,4,5,6 1931 Cast iron Mears & Stainbank 8.3.A.h 5.1
Update log
24/01/2020 Tenor wt amended (was 7-3-6) [TimJ (#261 info P Mason JTco) via e-mail]
24/01/2020 2,4,5,6: wt amended; 1,2,3,5,6: diam amended [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
11/01/2020 fr1,fr2: material amended,truss added; fr1: layout added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
06/01/2020 1-6; wt,turning amended [Jack Pease via e-mail]
28/11/2019 Restoration work completed and bells test rung [Jack Pease via e-mail]
16/08/2019 Bells undergoing major restoration till ~mid November [Jack Pease via e-mail]
24/07/2019 Clapper of 5 fell out, breaking slider (will await restn) [Jack Pease via e-mail]
16/06/2019 Indication of available toilet facility added [TimJ (REMRKS 244) via e-mail]