Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Michael, Braintree, Essex
Place Braintree
S Michael
Grid Ref TL755229
Postcode CM7 1EY
Lat, Long 51.87731, 0.54951Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Essex
Country England
Diocese Chelmsford
Church Church of England
Listed Gr II* by Historic England
Rings 10 (full circle ring), tenor 10-2-27 in F♯See below
Other bellsSee below
Frames 2See below
Also Toilet
Affiliation Essex Association
Dove tower ID 16457
Ring of 10, tenor 10-2-27 in F♯
Bells 10 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 10-2-27 (1203 lb or 546 kg) in F♯ (758.6 Hz)
Additional information Ringing discontinued while restoration work under way
Overhauled 1971
TowerBase ID 654View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 3-2-17 1910.0 A♯ 23.13" 1971 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
2 3-3-4 1704.6 G♯ 23.81" 1971 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
3 3-2-27 1524.5 F♯ 25.31" 1899 John Warner & Sons R N
4 4-0-3 1424.0 E♯ 25.81" 1899 John Warner & Sons R N
5 3-2-22 1268.8 D♯ 26.38" 1858 George Mears R 4
6 4-1-12 1135.6 C♯ 28.50" 1858 George Mears R 4
7 5-1-19 1014.5 B 30.69" 1858 George Mears R 4
8 5-3-23 949.7 A♯ 32.00" 1858 George Mears R 4
9 7-3-23 849.1 G♯ 36.00" 1858 George Mears R 4
10 10-2-27 758.6 F♯ 40.50" 1858 George Mears R 4
Other bells
Bells Edit details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
Clock c1499† (unidentified)
Details of frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
2 1,2,3 of 10 1971 Steel Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd ~8.3.A.h 3.1
1 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 of 10 1927 Cast iron Alfred Bowell 8.3.A.j 8.3
Update log
09/11/2020 Tenor from 11-1-21 to 10-2-27, nominal from 752.0Hz to 758.6Hz. [Mark Walker, WoA via Email]
06/11/2020 1-10: wt,diam amended; 1-9: nominal added; 10: nominal amended [Mark Walker via 00014093]
30/10/2019 Bells currently at Appleton; tower repairs in progress [TimJ (#251 info D Sloman) via e-mail]