Church of England Diocese of Exeter Stokeinteignhead

Church Bells

St Andrew's has a lovely ring of 6 bells, with bell ringing practice taking place most Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Beginners are welcome.

The TREBLE weighs 4 cwt. 2 qr. 4 lb., was made in the Mears & Stainbank foundry in 1912, and its note is E.

The SECOND weighs 4 cwt. 3 qr. 0 lb., was made in the Gillett & Johnston foundry in 1887, and its note is D.

The THIRD weighs 5 cwt. 1 qr. 0 lb., was made in the Gillett & Johnston foundry in 1887, and its note is C.

The FOURTH weighs 6 cwt. 0 qr. 0 lb., was made in the John Warner foundry in 1897, and its note is B.

The FIFTH is the oldest bell and weighs 7 cwt. 2 qr. 0 lb. It was made in the Pennington foundry in Exeter in 1674, and its note is A.

The TENOR weighs 10 cwt. 0 qr. 3 lb., was made in the Mears & Stainbank foundry in 1912, and its note is G.

The bells were rehung with new self-aligning bearings in 1992 by Nicholson Engineering of Bridport, Dorset, with the retention of the 1912 oak frame by Harry Stokes of Woodbury and the replacement of the fifth headstock and tenor clapper.


More information about the tower can be found on the Doves website or on the Devon Ringers website - see the links below:

https://dove.cccbr.org.uk/detail.php?searchString=Stokeinteignhead&Submit=+Go+&DoveID=STOKEINTEI

https://devonringers.org.uk/towers/tower?DoveID=STOKEINTEI