Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Mary & S Andrew, Pitminster, Somerset
Place Pitminster
S Mary & S Andrew
Grid Ref ST220191
Postcode TA3 7AZ
Lat, Long 50.96609, -3.11134Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Somerset
Country England
Diocese Bath and Wells
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 8 (full circle ring), tenor 11-0-26 in ESee below
Frames 2See below
URL http://bath-wells.org/towerselect.php?DoveID=PITMINSTER
Affiliation Bath and Wells Diocesan Association
Dove tower ID 14926
Ring of 8, tenor 11-0-26 in E
Bells 8 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 11-0-26 (1258 lb or 571 kg) in E (670.4 Hz)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Practice Tue
Overhauled 1978 by Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd
Tuned 1978
TowerBase ID 3923View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-2-24 1342.0 E 29.50" 1978 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F Y
2 5-0-8 1262.7 D♯ 30.25" 1978 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F Y
3 5-1-2 1119.2 C♯ 30.50" 1905 Mears & Stainbank R Y
4 6-0-12 1006.7 B 32.00" 1692 Thomas Purdue Y Y
5 7-3-24 895.6 A 35.63" 1752 Thomas Bayley R Y
6 9-1-26 838.1 G♯ 37.00" 1630 Richard I & Roger I Purdue Y Y
7 9-3-21 752.0 F♯ 39.76" 1751 Abel Rudhall R Y
8 11-0-26 670.4 E 43.00" 1853 Charles Pannell & Co R Y
Details of frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
2 1742 Oak William Duck
1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 1978 Cast iron Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd 8.3.A.h 8.3
Update log
25/10/2020 7: canon info added; 1-8: turning info added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
26/09/2020 fr1: truss,layout added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
05/09/2020 7: all details replaced [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
04/09/2020 Project completed to replace cracked 7th and 3 headstocks [Matthew Higby via Email]
09/07/2020 Restoration work has now started [info from Matthew Higby (see Current Projects) via e-mail]
30/05/2020 Nu7: details added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
21/12/2019 7th is cracked in soundbow [TimJ (#258 info M Higby) via e-mail]
21/12/2019 7: cracked; 1-8: nominal added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]