Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Andrew, Chew Magna, Somerset
Place Chew Magna
S Andrew
Grid Ref ST576632
Postcode BS40 8RE
Lat, Long 51.36659, -2.60906Locate 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 28-0-21 in C♯See below
Frames 2See below
Also Toilet
URL http://bath-wells.org/towerselect.php?DoveID=CHEW+MAGNA
Affiliation Bath and Wells Diocesan Association
Dove tower ID 15124
Ring of 8, tenor 28-0-21 in C♯
Bells 8 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 28-0-21 (3157 lb or 1432 kg) in C♯ (541.0 Hz)
Practice Tue (1st, 3rd)
Additional information Tuned to old concert pitch (A=454Hz)
TowerBase ID 1080View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 8-0-27 1082.5 C♯ 33.88" 1928 Mears & Stainbank F
2 8-1-6 1021.5 B♯ 34.75" 1928 Mears & Stainbank F
3 9-2-3 904.0 A♯ 36.75" c1811 Thomas & James Bilbie Y
4 9-1-22 809.0 G♯ 38.00" 1735 Thomas I Bilbie Y
5 11-2-25 719.0 F♯ 41.75" 1897 Mears & Stainbank R
6 14-0-8 675.0 E♯ 44.25" 1897 Mears & Stainbank R
7 20-0-18 609.5 D♯ 49.75" 1897 Mears & Stainbank R
8 28-0-21 541.0 C♯ 56.50" 1897 Mears & Stainbank R
Details of frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
2 1,4 1928 Cast iron Mears & Stainbank 8.3.A.e //
1 2,3,5,6,7,8 1928 Cast iron Mears & Stainbank 8.3.A.e 6.4
Update log
01/11/2020 fr1,fr2: truss,layout added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
25/10/2020 1,2: canon info amended [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
02/10/2020 Weight corrected from 28-1-12 to 28-0-21 [Martin Smith via Email]
01/10/2020 8: wt amended [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
23/10/2019 Tue PN now 1,3 [TimJ (REMRKS249 info J Stewart, Tower Capt) via e-mail]