Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Mary, Barham, Suffolk
Place Barham
S Mary
Grid Ref TM136509
Postcode IP6 0PT
Lat, Long 52.11552, 1.11937Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Suffolk
Country England
Diocese St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 6 (full circle ring), tenor 11-3-20 in G♯See below
Frames 2See below
Affiliation Suffolk Guild
Dove tower ID 16954
Ring of 6, tenor 11-3-20 in G♯
Bells 6 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 11-3-20 (1336 lb or 606 kg) in G♯ (832.0 Hz)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
TowerBase ID 288View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 3-3-12 1399.3 E♯ 26.00" 2020 John Taylor & Co F N
2 3-3-14 1246.6 D♯ 27.00" 2020 John Taylor & Co F N
3 4-2-12 1110.6 C♯ 29.13" 1683 John Darbie Y Y
4 5-0-23 1048.3 B♯ 31.38" 1639 Miles I Graye Y Y
5 8-0-17 933.9 A♯ 34.94" 1702 Charles Newman Y Y
6 11-3-20 832.0 G♯ 40.43" 1587† Stephen II Tonne & W Land Y Y
Details of frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
9 c1499 Oak unidentified mixed 4.3
1 1,2,3,4,5,6 2020 Steel John Taylor & Co 8.1.B.a -6.14
Update log
19/12/2020 Restoration completed and bells no longer unringable [David Potter, JT&Co via Email]
07/12/2020 Ringing chamber will be on the ground floor [Taylor's web site]
03/12/2020 Augmented to 6. Tenor from 11-3-24 to 11-3-20, nominal 811 to 832Hz, G# to Ab. Hanging in progress [Paul Mason, JT&Co via Email]
03/12/2020 fr1: truss,layout added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
01/12/2020 1,2: details added; 3-6: wt,nominal,turning amended and now conventionally tuned; 4: note amended; Fr1 >> Fr9; and new Fr1 installed. [D Paul Mason, JT&Co via 00014148]
01/12/2020 4,6: welded [D Paul Mason via 00014148]
02/09/2020 Tenor weighed on arrival at JT&Co (changed from 12cwt approx.) [Paul Mason, JT&Co via EMail]
02/09/2020 1-4: wt amended to 'as received' value [D Paul Mason via 00013966]
25/08/2020 Bells removed from the belfry for restoration [Carl Melville (immediate past Vicar) via Facebook]