Stretch tuning from Whitechapel

Richard Offen richard.offen at
Fri Dec 7 00:49:58 GMT 2007

--- In bellhistorians at, "Bill Hibbert" <bill at ...> 
> Richard:
> > A quick mental calculation, from the nominal figures give in 
> the 'on-line' Dove...
> I don't happen to have the figures for Cripplegate to hand. For the 
> others I have:
> Cornhill: 20.8 cents per octave
> Great Yarmouth: 7.0 cents per octave
> Bow: 1.9 cents per octave.
> These are average values for the whole peal, done by carrying out a 
> regression fit against (in this case) Just tuning. Any one pair of 
> bells (e.g. 5th against tenor) may give different values due to 
> errors in tuning.
> Cheers,
> Bill H

Interesting!   Cornhill are considerably more stretched than I'd 
expect.   The trebles are fairly thick; could this have something to 
do with it?

It's several years since I last rang there, but I don't ever remember 
the trebles jarring in the way I'd expect from bells 20 cents sharp.



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