The Heaviest Tenors within Rings
Total of years by Tower

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Tower
Years Total
Ring of 16
Ring of 15
Ring of 14
Ring of 12
Ring of 10
Ring of 9
Ring of 8
Ring of 7
Ring of 6
Ring of 5
Ring of 4
Ring of 3
Exeter Cath
351
29
193
113
16
Wells Cath
341
100
84
157
Sherborne Abbey
232
131
101
York Cath
163
109
54
Peterborough Cath
155
155
Winchester Cath
139
30
109
Southwark Cath
132
79
53
Highnam
108
108
Luton
105
105
Queen Camel
102
102
Leamington Hastings
97
97
Wrington
76
34
42
Cullercoats
74
74
Liverpool Cath
71
71
Lancaster Priory
71
71
Buffalo, USA
69
69
Stretton
64
64
Christchurch Priory
63
63
St Buryan
59
28
31
Swavesey
54
54
Stepney S Dunstan
49
49
London S Paul's Cath
44
44
Plymouth, St Andrew
40
40
Chester Cath
37
37
East Bergholt
36
36
Plymouth, Plympton
29
29
London Bow
24
24
Dublin Ch Ch Cath
23
23
Croydon S Peter
21
21
London Cripplegate
19
19
Oxford Cath
18
18
Godmanchester
18
18
Cottingham
15
15
Hereford Cath
12
12
Perth, Aus
10
10
Worcester Cath
9
9
Birmingham S Martin
8
8
London Cornhill
7
7
Ossett
6
6
Knightsbridge
4
4
London S Sepulchre
2
2
Dunstable Priory
1
1
Bristol Cath (Cen Tower)
1
1

Notes

  • This analysis does not take into account whether a Tower's ring were ringable (or ever were) during the years shown (i.e. Highnam, Knightsbridge, Peterborough Cath).

  • 1600 has been chosen as a cut off (even though some earlier data exists within this dataset) being when full circle change ringing started to evolve and rings became truer diatonic rings.

  • Exeter Cathedral is shown as a ring of 9 from 1616 to 1728 - see specific Event details.

  • London Cornhill has been shown with 7 years as a ring of 10 as believed to be prior to the Great Fire Of London in 1666 but no available information as to when became 10.

  • Rings of 4 and 3 are more tenuous inclusions due to a number of reasons:

        (i) This is based purely on what information is gathered within the scope of this dataset

        (ii) the further back in time the more likely that former rings existed but the reliable information for which is as yet unknown 

        (iii) there would almost certainly be heavier rings of lesser numbers in Cathedrals and larger churches of which the reliable information is as yet unknown

        (iv) there would almost certainly have been rings that would have been included in this table within London prior to the Great Fire of 1666.