Local Tower Information

Bristol Branch

Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association

St Oswald, Bedminster Down - click for a larger versionSt Oswald, Bedminster Down

Somerset

ST571697

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Unringable. Rung from the ground floor of the tower.

The bells of St Oswald, Bedminster Down
BellWeightDiameterNoteFounder Date
14 cwt 26 inE Llewellins & James 1933

Additional Bells

Additional bells at St Oswald, Bedminster Down
BellWeightDiameterNoteFounder Date
Sanctus½ cwt 12 in    c.1900

Source: Nick Bowden, Revd David L. Cawley and George Dawson.


Where a bell's exact weight is known, it is given in the traditional way using the British imperial units of Hundredweight, Quarters and Pounds (cwt-qtr-lb) in which there are 28 pounds in a quarter, four quarters in a hundredweight, and 20 hundredweight in a ton (one hundredweight is equal to approximately 50.8 kilograms). However, if only an approximate or calculated weight is known, it is given to the nearest quarter of a hundredweight.

A bell's diameter is measured across its mouth (open end) at the widest point and is given in inches (to the nearest quarter of an inch), one inch being equal to approximately 2.54 centimetres.