Bell diameters

Nick Bowden nickwbowden at
Wed Oct 1 12:34:17 BST 2008

Congresbury. Also, all 8 at St Thomas, Bristol were weighed recently in the 
tower by Paul Mason of HMA. 

What I would query though is relying on G&J notice boards in towers for 
accuratelty recorded weights, as these often conflict with the tuning books. 
Perhaps a genuine reconcilliation will be achieved one day. Any offers? 


George Dawson writes: 

> Don't I remember a large bell in Somerset being weighed by the locals?? 
> G

> On Behalf Of David Bryant
> Sent: 01 October 2008 12:06
> To: bellhistorians at
> Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] Re: Bell diameters 
> "I know of only one occasion* when a bell has been weighed locally in a 
> tower and there cannot be many more than this  
> (Clue - it is currently lying in its pit!)"
> There are more than this. If bells are rehung without removing them from the
> tower they are often weighed in situ. Admittedly, this is almost always done
> by a bellhanger, though.
> David


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