Mini-Ring Directory

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The directory describes all the known mini-rings (except where the owner has opted out). It includes both portable and non-portable rings, rings no longer in existence and 'rings' of dumb-bells.

For more information about any of them either follow the associated link or e-mail me.


Two additional rings to announce this time, a new octave at Timsbury, Somerset and a new portable six, whose home location is South Walsham, Norfolk. Next time, we hope to report that work is under way on another new ring, to be installed at Buckfastleigh, Devon.

The transfer of three rings has been completed in the past three months. The back six bells from the Rainbow Ring, Brockenhurst have been transferred from the shed to the house and are now known as the Corridor Ring. The portable Trafford Mini Ring has now taken up permanent residence at Kemsley, Kent. And the bells from the Foundry Workshop, Stoulton, having been tuned slightly, are now installed at West Huntspill, Somerset.

The Longhope Campanile, Highnam is now in storage but with the intention to install the ring elsewhere in due course.

Quacks Park, Doulting Beacon is, we feel, more accurately described as a planned ring at this time and so will no longer appear in these listings until truly under construction.


Rings of three or more bells are included. The number of bells in the diatonic ring is shown together with the number of semitones (in parenthesis), where applicable.

Roughly speaking, the criteria for inclusion are either that the ring is in private ownership with a tenor weight of around 2.5 cwt or less, or that the ring is in public ownership with a tenor weight of around 1 cwt or less.

All dumb-bell rings are included regardless of 'weight'.

italics: Unringable or otherwise unavailable
1: Ceramic bells
2: Steel bells
3: Fixed ring also portable
4: Fixed ring also partly portable
5: Freestanding ring (not portable)
6: Under construction
7: In Transit

The TowerBase identifier (TB Id) assists with looking up the correct mini-ring in TowerBase or Felstead.

Links are provided between a ring and its previous instance (if any) within this directory.

Various rings that are still at the planning stage are not listed, and neither are scale models.


Thanks to everyone who has helped me to keep this directory up-to-date. Tim Jackson collates all the information and updates each page so must take all the credit for what has now become a comprehensive resource. Please e-mail me with any further additions or corrections.

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Copyright © 2016 Michael A Williams. All rights reserved. 01.04.2016