Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Helen, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Place Abingdon
S Helen
Shown in County Lists as Abingdon, S Helen
Grid Ref SU496967
Postcode OX14 5EH
Lat, Long 51.66771, -1.28284Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
SatNav A suggested SatNav destination for this tower is at 51.66875, -1.28383
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Lieutenancy area Oxfordshire
Country England
Diocese Oxford
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 10 (full circle ring), tenor 16-0-5 in FSee below
Other bellsSee below
Frames 1See below
Also Toilet
URL http://odg.org.uk/towers/abingdon/helen.htm
Affiliation Oxford Diocesan Guild
Dove tower ID 15023
Ring of 10, tenor 16-0-5 in F
Bells 10 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 16-0-5 (1797 lb or 815 kg) in F (700.0 Hz)
Also Simulator
Practice Tue (1st, 3rd, 5th)
TowerBase ID 16View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-1-5 1752.0 A 25.75" 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
2 4-2-6 1566.6 G 26.00" 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
3 4-2-22 1400.0 F 27.00" 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
4 5-0-22 1310.8 E 28.25" 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
5 5-0-20 1171.2 D 29.25" 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
6 6-0-1 1046.4 C 31.00" 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
7 7-0-23 934.5 B♭ 33.25" 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
8 8-1-1 876.0 A 35.50" 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
9 10-3-22 782.9 G 39.00" 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
10 16-0-5 700.0 F 44.00" 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
Other bells
Bells Edit details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
Clock 10-0-9 816.0 A♭ 39.50" 1902 Henry I Bond & Son(s) R 8
Sanctus 1 cwt 1641 Ellis I Knight Y 4
Details of frame
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 of 10 2005 Cast iron Whites of Appleton 8.3.A.h NonStd
Update log
21/10/2020 Revised tenor weight from WBF records. Earlier weight of 16-0-0 was from WoA less frequently calibrated scales [Mark Walker, WoA via Email]
21/10/2020 1-10: wt amended [Mark Walker via 00014069]
17/08/2019 Frame: truss,layout added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]