Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
Abbey Ch of S Mary V, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Place Tewkesbury
Abbey Ch of S Mary V
Grid Ref SO890324
Postcode GL20 5SR
Lat, Long 51.99028, -2.16048Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Gloucestershire
Country England
Diocese Gloucester
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 12 (full circle ring), tenor 27-0-5 in DSee below
4 (clock bells)See below
Display bellsSee below
Frames 5See below
URL http://www.bagleybells.co.uk/abbey/twxbells.htm#Tewkesbury Abbey
Affiliation Gloucester and Bristol Diocesan Association
Dove tower ID 15657
Ring of 12, tenor 27-0-5 in D
Bells 12 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 27-0-5 (3029 lb or 1374 kg) in D (581.0 Hz)
Also Simulator
Practice Thu
Additional information Also hung for ringing: extra treble and 6♭
TowerBase ID 4958View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-2-22 1782.0 A 25.50" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
2 4-3-8 1584.0 G 26.38" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
3 5-1-8 1493.0 F♯ 27.50" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
4 5-1-13 1327.0 E 28.50" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
5 5-3-4 1179.0 D 29.88" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
6 6-2-6 1112.0 C♯ 31.13" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
7 7-0-14 989.0 B 32.88" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
8 8-0-27 878.0 A 35.50" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
9 11-2-3 781.0 G 39.63" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
10 13-3-20 735.5 F♯ 42.50" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
11 18-3-10 654.0 E 47.00" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
12 27-0-5 581.0 D 53.00" 1962 John Taylor & Co F N
0extra 4-2-25 2008.2 B 24.94" 2020 John Taylor & Co F N
6♭ 6-3-6 1048.0 C 32.00" 1991 John Taylor Bellfounders Ltd F N
Clock bells
Bells 4 (clock bells)Edit details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
Quarter 1 5-2-12 1112.0 C♯ 30.63" 1725 Abraham II Rudhall R
Quarter 2 6-0-11 989.0 B 32.50" 1696 Abraham I Rudhall R
Quarter 3 7-2-2 878.0 A 35.38" 1696 Abraham I Rudhall R
Quarter 4 14-1-8 654.0 E 45.00" 1717 Abraham I Rudhall R
Display bells
Bells Edit details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
Sanctus 1-0-26 1837 Thomas II Mears Y
Details of frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
2 0extra 2020 Steel Matthew Higby NonStd
1 1,4,5,8,9,10,11,12 of 12 1837 Oak James Cull 6.I 8.2
1A 2,3 of 12 1912 Cast iron Mears & Stainbank 8.3.A.e
1B 7 of 12 1933 Oak John Taylor & Co 6.A
1C 6,6b of 12 1992 Oak Arthur C Berry 6.A
Update log
09/01/2021 Clock 1-4: hanging added; Sanctus: unhung display bell [David Bagley via Email]
18/10/2020 An extra treble has now been hung [Malcolm Taylor via Email]
18/10/2020 0extra: details added; fr2: details added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
15/12/2019 1-12,6b: turning added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
16/02/2019 6,6b: frameid amended; fr1C: info added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
16/02/2019 7: frameid amended; fr1B: info added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
16/02/2019 fr1: layout added; fr1(mod): data removed [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
06/02/2019 6b: frameid added; fr1: truss added,mod info added; [Tim Jackson via 00013277]
06/02/2019 2,3: frameid amended; fr1A: info added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]