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.


Installation of the Bowerdon Peal, Buckfastleigh is complete, the ring having both a fixed and a portable configuration.

The Bicycle Ring On Tour V2, Cheltenham is now in its final form, the original hemispherical bells having been replaced with an alternative set.

After many years in storage, the Hillbrow Campanile, originally from Liss, has been reinstated as a portable ring based on Vancouver Island, Canada.

A new dumb-bell ring has been created in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire and the Highland Portable Mini Ring now has two distinct entries in the directory, reflecting that it can be set up to use either bells or dumb-bells.

The Bishopstoke Campanile has been augmented to ten bells.

News of two rings under construction. Plans for the ODG Mini Ring, reported previously, have changed slightly; the ring will not, after all, be portable nor will it be anti-clockwise. Instead it will have a fixed base in Abingdon, Berkshire. Work is also under way to create a portable mini ring, the Fenland Campanile, in Little Abington, Cambridgeshire.


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: Hemispherical bells
3: Steel bells
4: Fixed ring also portable
5: Fixed ring also partly portable
6: Freestanding ring (not portable)
7: Under construction
8: 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. 04.10.2016