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Exeter, Devon, Cathedral
9
60 cwt
1625
Pennington, Thomas II
1625
Tenor recast by T Pennington in 1625
1676
Major 3rd of existing 9 in mixolydian mode added to create a diatonic 9 plus b3rd and resultant 6, 8 and 9/9 recast by Thomas Purdue in 1676
1616
Existing 8 augmented to 9 in Mixolydian mode (9 with b3rd) in 1616 by John Birdall
York, N Yorks, Cath & Metropolitical Ch of S Peter
8
55 1 00
1627
Oldfield, William I
1627
Known to be 8 when Tenor cast by William Oldfield in 1627
1681
4 bells from NW Tower recast to augment existing 8 to 12 in SW Tower by Samuel Smith in 1681
St Buryan, Corn, S Buriana
8
16 cwt
1638
Purdue, Roger I
1638
8 cast by Roger Purdue in 1638
1645
Existing 8 reduced to 3 (former 6-8/8) c1645 during English Civil War
Winchester, Hants, Cathedral
7
29 cwt
1200
Unknown
1552
Existing 8 reduced to 7 in 1552 by believed removal of 8/8
1734
Existing 7 recast and augmented to 8 in 1734 by Richard Phelps
Cullompton, Devon, S Andrew
7
14 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1553
Existing 8 reduced to 7 by 1553
1746
Assumed that existing 7 had been reduced to 6 when existing 3-6/6 recast by T Bilbie in 1746
1549
Believed to have been 8 cast in 1549 on completion of Tower by an unknown founder
Wells, Som, Cathedral
6
50 cwt
1587
Carter, Joseph
1587
Tenor of known 6 recast in 1587 by Joseph Carter
1673
Tenor recast in 1673 by Thomas Purdue
Stepney, Gtr Lon, S Dunstan & All Saints
6
48 cwt
1602
Unknown
1602
Known to be 6 by 1602
1734
Existing 6 augmented to 8 by Samuel Knight in 1734
Southwark, Gtr Lon, Cathedral
6
46 3 21
1540
Unknown
1540
Tenor recast by an unknown founder in 1540
1673
Believed to be a complete ring of 8 by 1673
1424
8 bells cast in 1424 but believed to be a ring of 6 and 2 extra saunce bells
Sherborne, Dorset, Abbey
6
46¼ cwt
1601
Purdue, George
1601
6 by when Tenor cast by George Purdue in 1601
1670
Tenor recast by Thomas Purdue in 1670
Bristol, Bristol, S Mary V, Redcliffe
6
41 cwt
1622
Purdue, Roger I
1622
Known to be 6 by 1622 when Tenor cast by Roger Purdue
1698
Existing 6 augmented to 8 in 1698 by Abraham Rudhall
Yeovil, Som, S John Bapt
6
40 0 22
1637
Purdue, Richard I
1637
Tenor recast by Richard Purdue in 1637
1728
3 and 6/6 recast by Thomas Bilbie in 1728
1626
6 by 1626 when Thomas Pennington recast the then 2, 4 and 5/6 (extant 8, 10 and 11/12)
Warwick, Warks, S Mary
6
39 2 08
1450
Medieval
1600
Known to have been 6 by 1656 so by 1600 assumed
1656
Existing 5 remodelled and augmented to 8 by recasting 5/5 into 3 Trebles making existing medieval 4/5 Tenor in 1656 by Bryan Eldridge
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552, assumed same as those recast and remodelled in 1656
Queen Camel, Som, S Barnabas
6
39½ cwt
1633
Purdue, Richard I
1633
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by addition of Tenor cast by Richard Purdue I in 1633
1861
5/6 recast, all rehung and canons removed from Tenor by Taylor in 1861
Dover, Kent, S Mary in Castro
6
38 0 10
1345
Medieval
1381
Bell cast by Stephen Norton as part of a ring of 6
1690
Church closed and the existing 6 scrapped in 1690
1345
Known to be 5 bells by 1189, 2 bells cast in 1345 which are assumed to have been 1 & 5/5 by an unknown founder
London, London, S Giles, Cripplegate
6
36½ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1631
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by addition of Tenor in 1631 by unknown founder
1655
Tenor recast by H Knight II in 1655
1579
4 & 5/5 recast in 1579 by Robert Mot
Hereford, Herefs, Cathedral
6
35½ cwt
1500
Unknown
1500
Known to be 6 by when Tenor cast c1500
1698
Existing 6 restored and augmented to 10 by Abraham Rudhall I in 1697/8
Plymouth, Devon, S Andrew
6
35¼ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1631
Existing 5 recast and augmented to 6 in 1631 by an unknown founder
1709
Existing 6 recast and augmented to 7 in 1709 by an unknown founder
1594
Known to have been 5 installed in 1594
Oxford, Oxon, Cathedral
6
33 cwt
1589
Unknown
1589
Known to be 6 by 1589 when Tenor cast by an unknown founder
1680
Existing 6 augmented to 10 by Christopher Hodson in 1680
Canterbury, Kent, Cathedral
6
32 cwt
1624
Hatch, Joseph
1635
First change ringing peal exists as ring of 6 in Arundel Tower, completed by Joseph Hatch in 1635
1727
Existing 6 replaced and augmented to 8 by S Knight in 1727
Brailes, Warks, S George
6
31 2 08
1450
Medieval
1552
Known to be 6 by 1552
1877
3 and 6/6 recast by W Blews in 1877
London, London, S Michael, Cornhill
6
31½ cwt
1599
Mot, Robert
1599
Tenor recast again by Robert Mot in 1599
1660
Believed that 10 in existence prior to being destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666
1589
Tenor recast at second attempt (first in 1588) in 1589 by Robert Mot
Coventry, W Mids, Cathedral
6
30 1 05
1500
Unknown
1607
6 by 1607 when former 3 & 4/6 dated
1675
Existing 6 recast and augmented to 8 in 1675 by H Bagley
Westminster, Gtr Lon, Collegiate Ch of S Peter (Abbey)
6
30 cwt
1599
Unknown
1599
Known to be 6 by when this Tenor recast by an unknown founder in 1599
1738
Tenor recast by Phelps & Lester in 1738
Taunton, Som, S Mary Magd
6
30 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1633
Known to be 6 by 1633
1647
Tenor recast by Robert Austen in 1647
Leighton Buzzard, Beds, All Saints
6
30 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1634
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1634 when Ellis Knight cast 1/6
1787
Former 6 recast and augmented to 8 in 1787 by W & T Mears
1623
5 in 1623 when James Keene cast 1/5
Wellingborough, Northants, All Hallows
6
30 cwt
1639
Watts, Hugh II
1640
6 by when extant 3/8 cast by Hugh Watts II in 1640
1884
Existing 6 augmented to 8, resultant 5/8 recast and canons removed from Tenor by Taylor in 1884
1639
5 by when Tenor cast by H Watts II in 1639
Rochester, Kent, Cathedral
6
29 0 10
1400
Medieval
1545
Known to be 6 by 1545
1683
5 & 6/6 recast by C Hodson in 1683
High Wycombe, Bucks, All Saints
6
29 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1639
Known to have been 6 by 1639
1683
6 by when Tenor cast by unknown founder in 1683
Leicester, Leics, S Margaret
6
28 3 11
1633
Watts, Hugh II
1633
6 cast in 1633 by H Watts
1711
Existing 6 augmented to 8 by Abraham Rudhall in 1711
London, London, S Andrew, Holborn
6
28 2 07
1587
Mot, Robert
1587
Existing 4 bells recast and augmented to 6 by Robert Mot in 1587
1731
Existing 6 recast and augmented to 8 by R Phelps in 1731
Oxford, Oxon, S Mary V
6
27½ cwt
1639
Knight, Ellis I
1639
6 recast in 1639 by Ellis Knight I
1894
Canons removed from Tenor when rehung by Taylor
1630
Known to have been 6 by 1639 with Tenor cast by Robert Atton
Salisbury, Wilts, S Edmund
6
27 cwt
1603
Wallis, John
1603
Tenor recast by J Wallis in 1603
1653
Existing 6 destroyed when tower collapsed in 1653
1500
6 by c1500
Reading, Berks, Minster Ch of S Mary V
6
26 2 01
1640
Knight, Ellis I
1640
Tenor recast in 1640 by Ellis I Knight
1740
Existing 6 augmented to 8 in 1740 by Robert Catlin
1617
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1617 by Richard I Purdue
Monks Kirby, Warks, S Editha
6
26 0 18
1618
Watts, Hugh II
1618
6 by when Tenor cast by Hugh Watts in 1618
1921
Existing 6 augmented to 8, remainder retuned, canons removed and all rehung by Taylor in 1921
Windsor, Berks, Curfew Tower
6
26 cwt
1624
Wallis, John
1624
Existing 5 (re) augmented to 6 with new Tenor in 1624 by John Wallis
1650
Existing 6 augmented to 8 and resultant 3/8 recast in 1650 by William Whitmore
1614
Existing 6 reduced to 5 in 1614 by scrapping the Tenor of 1612
Milborne Port, Som, S John Ev
6
25½ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1625
Believed to have been 6 by early 17C
1736
Existing 6 recast in 1736 by T Bilbie
Hitchin, Herts, S Mary
6
25 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to be 6 in 1552 with Tenor of 53" diameter
1689
Existing 6 recast in 1689 by an unknown founder
Warminster, Wilts, S Denys
6
25 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1638
Know to have been 6 by 1638
1707
6 by when 6/6 recast in 1707 by Richard Lott
1629
Tenor broken and sold to John Lott in 1629
Loughborough, Leics, All Saints
6
23 3 19
1613
Oldfield, Henry II
1616
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by H Oldfield II in 1616
1754
Existing 6 all recast by T Eayre in 1754
1613
5/5 recast by H Oldfield II in 1613
Bampton, Oxon, S Mary
6
23¾ cwt
1629
Purdue, Roger I
1629
Known to be 6 in 1629 when Tenor cast by Roger Purdue I
1903
Existing 6 rehung and canons removed in 1903 by Webb and Bennett
South Petherton, Som, SS Peter & Paul
6
23 2 24
Unknown
Unknown
1633
Known to be 6 by 1633
1721
Tenor recast by E Bilbie in 1721
Norwich, Norf, S Andrew
6
23 1 10
1635
Brend, William and John
1635
Tenor recast again by W & J Brend in 1635
1706
Ring remodelled by scrapping Tenor and augmenting to 8 by Henry Pleasant in 1706
1634
Tenor recast again by W & J Brend in 1634
Yarnton, Oxon, S Bartholomew
6
23¼ cwt
1620
Knight, Henry I
1620
Known to be 6 when Tenor cast in 1620 by Henry Knight I
1934
Canons removed from Tenor during 1934 renovation by R White of Appleton
Wye, Kent, SS Gregory & Martin
6
23 cwt
1593
Mot, Robert
1594
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by Robert Mot in 1594
1686
Tower collapsed in 1686 rendering existing 6 unusable
1593
2-5/5 recast in 1593 by R Mot
Norwich, Norf, S Peter Mancroft
6
23 cwt
1618
Brend, William
1618
6 by when Tenor cast by W Brend in 1618
1676
Existing 6 augmented to 8 in 1675/6 by Edward Tooke
Ashford, Kent, S Mary V
6
22½ cwt
1620
Hatch, Joseph
1620
Existing 5 augmented to 6 and resultant 4-6/6 recast by Joseph Hatch in 1620
1762
Existing 6 augmented to 8 by Lester & Pack in 1762
Watford, Herts, S Mary
6
22¼ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1638
Known to be 6 by 1638
1705
Known that 5 & 6/6 recast in 1705 by an unknown founder
1552
Known to be 5 by 1552
St Albans, Herts, S Peter
6
21 2 20
1628
Unknown
1628
Original 5 bells and saunce recast and augmented to 6 by an unknown founder in 1628
1678
Tenor recast by Anthony Chandler in 1678
Lambourn, Berks, S Michael & All Angels
6
21½ cwt
1637
Purdue, Roger I
1639
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1639 possibly by John Wiseman
1742
Existing 6 augmented to 8 in 1742 by Henry Bagley III
1637
5 by 1637 when Tenor cast by Roger Purdue I
Beverley, E Yorks, Minster Ch of SS John & Martin
6
21 0 20
1400
B…,I…
1552
Known to have been 6 in 1552
1747
Known to be 8 by 1747 when 1 & 2/8 cast by Thomas Lester
Banstead, Surrey, All Saints
6
20¾ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1638
Assumed to be 6 when former 3/8 cast in 1638 by an unknown founder
1661
Tenor recast in 1661 by W Eldridge
1613
Assumed to be 5 when former 4/8 cast in 1613 by William Carter
Market Harborough, Leics, S Dionysius
6
20 2 00
1613
Watts, Hugh I
1613
Known to be 6 by 1613 when Tenor cast by Hugh Watts
1901
Existing 6 recast and augmented to 8 by Taylor in 1901
Leominster, Herefs, SS Peter & Paul
6
20¼ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1615
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1615
1755
Previous 6 recast and augmented to 8 by W Evans 1755
1553
Known to be 5 in 1553 with a Tenor of 49" in diameter
Stroud, Gloucs, S Laurence
6
20 0 24
1629
Purdue, Roger I
1629
6 by 1629 when Tenor cast by Roger Purdue
1720
Existing 6 augmented to 8 by Abraham Rudhall II in 1720
Cambridge, Cambs, S Mary the Great
6
18 2 00
Unknown
Unknown
1621
Two of existing 5 recast and another added to augment to 6 in 1620/1 by an unknown founder(s)
1667
Existing 6 augmented to 8 and resultant 5 & 6/8 recast by an unknown founder
Woodbridge, Suff, S Mary V
6
18½ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1612
Known to be 6 by 1612
1677
6/6 recast by John Darbie in 1677
Lincoln, Lincs, Cathedral
6
18 0 03
1593
Quernby & Oldfield
1633
Known to be 6 by 1633
1834
Existing 6 augmented to 8 in 1834 by Thomas Mears
Faversham , Kent, S Mary
6
17½ cwt
1610
Hatch, Joseph
1610
Tenor recast and possible that ring re modelled to 6 by Joseph Hatch in 1610
1748
Existing 6 recast and augmented to 8 by R Catlin in 1748
1459
Tenor recast by Joanna Sturdy in 1459
Thame, Oxon, S Mary V
6
17½ cwt
1627
Knight, Ellis I
1627
Existing 3 replaced by a ring of 6 cast by Ellis Knight in 1627
1664
Tenor recast in 1664 by R Keene
1551
4/4 scrapped leaving former 3/4 as Tenor in 1551
Christchurch, Dorset, Priory
5
40 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1600
Known to have been 7 in 1539 but existing 5 in 1663 remodelled so assumed 5 in 1600
1663
Existing ring of 5 remodelled and augmented to 6 by W Purdue in 1663 by scrapping former 5/5, recasting existing 4/5 to become new 6/6 and adding new 1 & 2/6
Wrington, Som, All Saints
5
40 cwt
1628
Purdue, Roger I
1628
Tenor of 5 recast by Roger Purdue in 1628
1703
Tenor of 5 recast by Abraham Rudhall in 1703
Reading, Berks, S Laurence
5
36 1 21
1595
Carter, Joseph
1595
Tenor recast in 1595 by Joseph Carter
1647
Tenor recast in 1647 by Ellis and Francis Knight
1579
Tenor recast in 1579 by Joseph Carter
Ormskirk, Lancs, SS Peter & Paul
5
35 cwt
1576
Oldfield, Henry I
1576
Original 5 recast by Henry Oldfield I in 1576
1714
Ring remodelled by recasting former 1-3 & 5/5 into 6 making existing 4/5 the new Tenor in 1714 by Abraham Rudhall
Newcastle, T & W, Cathedral
5
32 3 16
1622
Graye, Miles I
1622
Tenor recast by Miles Graye in 1622
1717
Existing 5 augmented to 8 in 1717 by Richard Phelps
1615
Tenor recast by Miles Graye in 1615
Nottingham, Notts, S Mary V
5
32 cwt
1637
Oldfield, George I
1637
Tenor recast by G Oldfield II in 1637
1699
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1699
1553
Known to have been 5 by 1553
Tenterden, Kent, S Mildred
5
30¼ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1619
Known that 2/5 recast in 1619 by Joseph Hatch
1717
Existing 5 bells recast and augmented to 6 by R Phelps in 1717
Yatton, Som, BVM
5
30 cwt
1532
Gefferies, Thomas
1532
Tenor recast in 1532 by T Gefferies
1770
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1770 by Abraham Bilbie
1450
Known to be 5 by mid 15th century
Grantham, Lincs, S Wulfram
5
30 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1640
Know to have been 5 in 1640
1652
Known that bell given in 1652 to use to augment to 6
Chester, Ches, Cathedral
5
29 cwt
1606
Oldfield, Henry II
1606
2-5/5 recast again by Henry Oldfield II 1606
1738
Tenor recast by S Knight in 1738
1605
Original 5 recast by Henry Oldfield II in 1604/5
Edlesborough, Bucks, S Mary V
5
29 cwt
1450
Medieval
1637
Known to be 5 by 1637
1740
Tenor recast 1740 by unknown founder
Frome, Som, S John Bapt
5
28½ cwt
1632
Lott, John
1632
4 and 5/5 recast in 1632 by John Lott
1662
Tenor recast in 1662 again by John Lott
1550
Known to be 5 by 2nd half of 16C
Wells, Som, S Cuthbert
5
28¼ cwt
1624
Purdue, Roger I
1624
Tenor of known 5 recast by Roger Purdue in 1624
1683
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by Thomas Purdue in 1683
Wimborne Minster, Dorset, S Cuthberga
5
28¼ cwt
1629
Bond, Anthony
1629
Tenor of 5 recast by Anthony Bond in 1629
1686
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by Samuel Knight in 1686
King's Lynn, Norf, Minster Ch of S Margaret
5
28 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to be 5 in 1552
1663
Known to be 6 by 1663
Newark, Notts, S Mary Magd
5
28 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552
1656
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by an unknown founder between 1646 and 1656
Saffron Walden, Essex, S Mary V
5
27 0 20
1634
Graye, Miles I
1634
5/5 recast by Miles Graye in 1634
1641
Known to be 6 by 1641
1624
5/5 recast by Miles Graye in 1624
Horsham, W Sussex, S Mary V
5
26½ cwt
1633
Eldridge, Bryan
1633
Tenor recast by B Eldridge in 1633
1645
Tenor recast (possibly by Bryan Eldridge II) in 1645
1615
Tenor of 5 recast by R Eldridge in 1615
Haverfordwest, Pemb, S Mary V
5
26 cwt
1634
Purdue, Roger I
1634
5 by 1634 when Tenor cast by Roger Purdue
1765
5 of the existing 6 recast and remodelled into a lighter 5 by T Bayley in 1765 and immediately then augmented to 8
East Bergholt, Suff, S Mary V
5
25 2 20
1621
Unknown
1621
Tenor recast by unknown founder in 1621
1727
Tenor recast by John Stephens in 1727
1601
5 by when 1/5 recast by Richard Bowler in 1601
Ilminster, Som, BVM
5
25½ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1611
Believed to be 5 by 1611 when 1/5 recast by George Purdue
1732
Tenor recast by T Bilbie in 1732
Worcester, Worcs, S Helen
5
25 1 04
1600
Unknown
1600
Known to be 5 by c1600
1706
Former 5 bells remodelled and augmented to 8 in 1706 by Richard Saunders
Oxford, Oxon, New College
5
25 0 14
1617
Purdy
1617
Tenor recast by Purdy in 1617
1655
Existing 5 recast, remodelled and augmented to 8 by Michael Darbie in 1655
1400
Known to be 5 in medieval times
Hertford, Herts, All Saints
5
25 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552
1674
Existing 5/5 recast and ring remodelled into (assumed lighter) 8 by an unknown founder in 1674
Romsey, Hants, Abbey
5
25 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1624
Existing 5 moved from separate campanile to Tower in 1624
1791
Former 6 replaced and augmented to 8 by W & T Mears in 1790/1
Axbridge, Som, S John Bapt
5
24 2 14
1617
Purdue, Roger I
1617
Known to be 5 by when 3 & 5/5 cast by R Purdue in 1617
1723
Existing 5 recast and augmented to 6 by T Bilbie in 1723
East Retford, Notts, S Swithun
5
24¼ cwt
1624
Unknown
1624
Known to be 5 when Tenor cast by an unknown founder in 1624
1771
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1771
Higham Ferrers, Northants, S Mary V
5
24 0 21
1633
Watts, Hugh II
1633
5 by when resultant 1 & 5/5 cast by H Watts in 1633
1820
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by R Taylor in 1820
Wakefield, W Yorks, Cathedral
5
24 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552
1704
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1704 by Samuel Smith
South Molton, Devon, S Mary Magd
5
23¾ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1620
Known to be 5 by 1620
1807
8 cast by T Mears in 1807
Woodbury, Devon, S Swithun
5
23 2 21
1629
Pennington, Thomas II
1629
5 by when Tenor cast in 1629 by T Pennington
1737
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1737 by W Evans
Montacute, Som, S Catherine
5
23½ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1619
Believed to be 5 by when extant 2/6 cast by Robert Wiseman in 1619
1733
Known to be 5 when Tenor recast in 1733 by William Knight
Stogursey, Som, S Andrew
5
23 1 19
Unknown
Unknown
1585
Known to be 5 by 1585
1765
4 & 5/5 recast by T Bilbie in 1765
Midsomer Norton, Som, S John Bapt
5
23¼ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1623
5 believed to have existed when 1-3/5 (extant 8-10/12) recast by Roger Purdue in 1623
1674
Existing 5 augmented to 8 by an unknown founder in 1674
Denham, Bucks, S Mary V
5
23¼ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1637
Known to have been 5 in 1637
1683
8 cast by James Bartlett in 1683
Sileby, Leics, S Mary
5
23 0 05
1622
Watts, Hugh II
1622
5 by when 3 & 5/5 cast in 1622 by H Watts
1934
Existing 5 augmented to 6 and all retuned and rehung by Taylor in 1934
Sawbridgeworth, Herts, Great S Mary
5
23 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to be 5 in 1552
1749
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1749 by Thomas Lester
Cranbrook, Kent, S Dunstan
5
23 cwt
1606
Hatch, Joseph
1606
Existing 5 recast by Joseph Hatch in 1606
1715
Existing 5 recast and augmented to 6 by R Phelps in 1715
1604
Known to be 5 by 1604
Ipswich, Suff, S Mary le Tower
5
23 cwt
1610
Graye, Miles I
1610
Tenor of original 5 recast by Miles Graye I in 1610
1671
Existing 5 augmented to 6 and resultant 3 & 5/6 recast by John Darbie in 1671
Crewkerne, Som, S Bartholomew
5
23 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1612
Believed to have been 5 by 1612
1698
3 & 5/5 recast in 1698 by Thomas Purdue
Redenhall, Norf, BVM
5
22 2 20
1514
Unknown
1543
Known to be 5 by 1543
1717
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by John Stephens in 1717
Ware, Herts, S Mary V
5
22½ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552
1731
Believed that existing bells recast and augmented to 8 by Richard Phelps in 1731 but insufficient evidence to confirm included Tenor at that time
Margate, Kent, S John Bapt
5
22¼ cwt
1449
Sturdy, John
1600
Known to be 5 by 1600
1785
Existing 5 recast and augmented to 6 by W Mears in 1785
Kingsdon, Som, All Saints
5
22¼ cwt
1629
Purdue, Richard I
1629
Tenor recast by Richard Purdue in 1629
1646
Tenor recast in 1646 by Robert Wiseman
1625
Tenor recast by Robert Austen in 1625
Bristol, Bristol, Cathedral, Central Tower
5
22 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1553
Existing 9 reduced to 5 in 1553
1670
Tenor of exiting 5 recast in 1670 by R Purdue
1539
Known to have been 9 bells in existence in 1539
Sudbury, Suff, S Peter
5
22 cwt
1470
Kebyll, John
1605
Assumed 5 by 1605 when extant 6/10 cast by James Edbury
1662
Assumed 6 by 1662 when extant 5/10 cast by John Darbie
Chipping Campden , Gloucs, S James
5
22 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1615
Believed to by 5 by circa 1615
1665
Known to be 6 by 1665
1600
Believed to be 4 by 1600
Stowmarket, Suff, SS Peter & Mary
5
21¾ cwt
1622
Graye, Miles I
1622
5 by when Tenor cast in 1622
1691
Known to be 6 in 1691 when John Darbie cast 1/6
Loders, Dorset, S Mary Magd
5
21 0 22
1626
Pennington, Thomas II
1626
5 by when Tenor recast by Thomas Pennington in 1626
1887
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1887 by transferring an 1843 bell from Bridport
Lavenham, Suff, SS Peter & Paul
5
21 0 09
1625
Graye, Miles I
1625
5 by when Tenor cast by Miles Graye I in 1625
1702
Existing 5 augmented to 6 and resultant 3/6 recast by Henry Pleasant in 1702
Watlington, Oxon, S Leonard
5
21 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1587
Known to be 5 by 1587
1660
Tenor recast in 1660 by H Knight II
Louth, Lincs, S James
5
21 cwt
1500
Unknown
1589
Existing 5 remodelled when Tenor scrapped and 2 other bells recast leaving previous 4/5 as Tenor in 1589 by an unknown founder
1654
Believed to be 6 by 1654
1509
Known to be 5 by 1509
Henley on Thames, Oxon, S Mary V
5
21 cwt
1602
Unknown
1602
Tenor recast in 1602 by unknown founder
1657
Tenor recast in 1657 by unknown founder
1474
5 by 1474
Hickling, Norf, S Mary
5
20¾ cwt
1450
Baxter, Richard
1616
5 by 1616 when current 4/5 cast by William and Alice Brend
1890
1 & 2/5 recast, canons removed from Tenor and all rehung in new frame by Warner in 1890
Nantwich, Ches, S Mary
5
20 2 04
1608
Lee, George
1608
5 when Tenor cast by George Lee in 1608
1669
Tenor recast by Clibury to 17-3-12 in 1669
Wellington, Som, S John Bapt
5
20½ cwt
1630
Purdue, Richard and Roger
1630
Tenor of 5 recast and remainder retuned by R & R Purdue in 1630
1680
Existing 5 believed to have been augmented to 6 by 1682
Stradbrooke, Suff, All Saints
5
20 1 10
1465
Jordan, Henry
1553
Known to be 5 in 1553
1465
Known to be 6 by 1697 when extant 5/10 cast by Charles Newman
Hawkhurst, Kent, S Laurence
5
20 0 16
1617
Hatch, Joseph
1617
3 & 5/5 cast by J Hatch in 1617
1734
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by Richard Phelps in 1734
Colston Bassett, Notts, S John Div
5
20 0 00
1550
Quernbie, Robert
1606
5 by 1606 when extant 4/8 cast by Henry Oldfield II
1892
Tenor recast and all rehung by Taylor in 1892
South Lopham, Norf, S Andrew
5
20 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1543
Known to be 5 by 1543
1733
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1733 by Thomas Gardiner
Rickmansworth, Herts, S Mary V
5
20 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552 with possible heavier scale than successors
1765
Existing 5 recast and augmented to 8 by L&P in 1765
Hillingdon, Gtr Lon, S John Bapt
5
20 cwt
1590
Wright, Lawrence
1590
5 in 1590 when Tenor cast by L Wright
1731
Existing 6 augmented to 8 in 1731 by Richard Phelps
Somerton, Som, S Michael & All Angels
5
20 cwt
1618
Purdue, Richard I
1618
Tenor recast by Richard Purdue in 1618
1658
Tenor recast by Robert Austen III in 1658
1604
Tenor recast by Richard Purdue in 1604
Chilcompton, Som, S John Bapt
5
20 cwt
1630
Purdue, Roger I
1630
Complete 5 cast by R Purdue in 1630 to replace existing bells
1732
Augmented to 6 by T Bilbie in 1732
Evercreech, Som, S Peter
5
20 cwt
1634
Purdue, Richard I
1634
1-3 & 5/5 cast by Richard Purdue I in 1634
1719
Existing 5 augmented to 6 and resultant 2/6 recast by William Cockey in 1718/9
Banwell, Som, S Andrew
5
19½ cwt
1638
Purdue, Roger I
1638
Tenor recast by Roger Purdue in 1638
1688
Believed augmented to 6 between 1650 and 1688
1613
Tenor recast by R & G Purdue in 1612/13
Minehead, Som, S Michael
5
19 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1607
Believed 5 from medieval times and certainly by when 2/5 cast by Thomas Pennington in 1607
1804
3 & 5 of existing 5 recast by Thomas Bilbie in 1804
Westminster, Gtr Lon, S Margaret
5
18 3 00
1593
Mot, Robert
1593
Existing (5 presumed) bells replaced as a ring of 5 in 1593 by R Mot
1714
Known to be 6 by 1714
1527
Known to be 5 by 1527 with Tenor 1613 lbs
Writtle, Essex, All Saints
5
18½ cwt
1598
Dyer, John
1598
Known to be 5 when Tenor recast by John Dyer in 1598
1758
Known to be 8 by 1758
Hinckley, Leics, S Mary V
5
18½ cwt
1617
Watts, Hugh II
1617
Believed 5 cast in 1617 by H Watts
1777
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1777 by an unknown founder
Brent Knoll, Som, S Michael
5
18¼ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1635
Believed to have been 5 when extant 2/6 cast in 1635 by Roger Purdue
1778
Tenor recast in 1778 by W Bilbie
Birmingham, W Mids, SS Peter & Paul, Aston
5
18 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to be 5 by 1552 until 1776 with Tenor approx 18 cwt
1776
Existing 5 recast into 8 in 1775/6 by P&C
Selby, N Yorks, Abbey
5
18 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1619
Existing 4 augmented to 5 in 1619
1690
Existing 5 severely damaged when tower collapsed in 1690
1614
Known to have been 4 in existence in 1614
Kempston, Beds, All Saints
5
17¾ cwt
1603
Watts, Hugh I
1617
Known to be 5 by 1617 when 1/5 cast
1893
Existing 5 augmented to 6, resultant 2, 4 & 5/6 recast and MASp canons removed from 3 & 6/6 by Taylor in 1893
Tamworth, Staffs, S Editha
5
17 2 00
1607
Newcombe, Edward
1607
5 by when Tenor cast in 1607 by E Newcombe
1672
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by George Oldfied in 1672
Towcester, Northants, S Lawrence
5
14½ cwt
1626
Keene, James
1626
Existing bells recast into 5 cast by James Keene in 1626
1725
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1725 by Richard Chandler
Great Malvern, Worcs, Priory
5
14½ cwt
1611
Worcester Foundry
1636
Known to be 5 by 1636
1707
Known to be 6 when Abraham Rudhall I cast resultant 1-3/6 in 1706/7
Glastonbury, Som, S John Bapt
5
13 cwt
1612
Wiseman, Robert
1612
Believed 5 by when Tenor cast by Robert Wiseman in 1612
1648
Existing 5 believed augmented to 6 by the addition of a Tenor in 1648 by Robert Austen
Walsall, W Mids, S Matthew
5
13 cwt
1628
Unknown
1628
Known that Tenor recast by an unknown founder in 1628
1674
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by unknown founder in 1674
1552
Known to be 5 in 1552
Westminster, Gtr Lon, S Martin in the Fields
5
10 cwt
1592
Wright, Lawrence
1592
Tenor recast by Lawrence Wright in 1592
1708
Known to be 6 by 1708
1586
Existing 4 augmented to 5 and resultant 2/5 recast by Hugh Walker in 1586
Hackney, Gtr Lon, S John, S John at Hackney
5
10 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1608
Know to have been 5 in 1608 but no information as to Tenor weight
1677
Known to have been 6 in 1677 believed to have all been cast by J Bartlett but no information as to Tenor weight
Swavesey, Cambs, S Andrew
4
22 2 16
1500
Unknown
1553
Known to be 4 by 1553
1753
Existing 4 all recast and remodelled into 6 by scrapping Tenor and adding Treble in 1753 by J Eayre
Congresbury, Som, S Andrew
4
22½ cwt
1621
Purdue, Roger I
1621
Known to have been 4 in existence when 4/4 cast by Roger Purdue I in 1621
1754
Known to be 6 by 1754 when 1 & 6/6 cast by T Bilbie
Leamington Hastings, Warks, All Saints
4
22 1 20
1600
Unknown
1620
Believed to be 4 by 1620 (when extant 3/5 was former 1/4)
1851
Existing 4 remodelled and augmented to 5 by scrapping former Tenor and adding two new Trebles in 1851 by C&G Mears
Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, S Mary
4
20½ cwt
1400
Medieval
1400
Extant 3, 4 and 6/6 cast by an Unknown Salisbury founder in c1400
1911
Existing 4 augmented to 6 by two trebles, canons removed and all retuned by G&J in 1911
Preston, Lancs, Minster Ch of S John Ev
4
18 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1524
Known that 4 bells cast in Nottingham for Preston in 1523/4
1662
Known t have been 5 by 1662
Middlewich, Ches, S Michael & All Angels
4
14½ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1598
Known to be 4 in 1598
1708
Tenor recast in 1708 by an alleged "Gabrell Smith", assumed Gabriel Smith
Brewood, Staffs, SS Mary & Chad
4
13 3 16
1350
Lichfield, Michael de
1575
Former 1/4 cast by Thomas Newcombe in latter half of 16C
1692
Existing 4 augmented to 5 by Henry Bagley II in 1692
Swanage, Dorset, S Mary V
4
13¼ cwt
1621
Wallis, John
1621
Assumed 4 by when Tenor cast by John Wallis in 1621
1888
Existing 4 remodelled and augmented to 8 by adding 3 Trebles and a Tenor and remainder retuned in 1888 by Taylor
Liverpool, Mers, St Nicholas Pier Head
4
9 3 00
1636
Hancox, Thomas II
1636
Known to be 4 by 1636
1649
Existing 4 augmented to 6 by John Scott of Wigan in 1649
Wednesbury, W Mids, S Bartholomew
3
17 1 24
1614
Unknown
1623
Know to have been at least 3 by 1623
1708
Known to have been 5 when 1/5 cast in 1707/8 probably by Joseph Smith
Plymouth, Devon, S Mary, Plympton St Mary
2
26½ cwt
1614
Purdue, George
1614
2 bells cast (extant 4 & 8/8) in 1614 by G Purdue
1725
Existing 2 augmented to 4 by addition of 2 & 3/4 (former 6 and extant 7 of current 8) in 1725 by Christopher Pennington III