Mini-Ring Directory

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Introduction

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.

News

We are pleased to announce three new rings in the past three months: a ring of eight at New Alresford, Hants; a ring of six at Rodmell, Sussex; and a portable octave based in Cambridge.

Two mini rings have been relocated during the same period: the Midways Campanile, previously at Stubbington, Hants, is now in Portsmouth; and the Waikato Mini-Ring, formerly at Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand has been moved to Oamaru in the South Island where it has been given a new name (the Kowhai Mini-Ring).

Two mini-rings are now in storage: 'Brian' and Bellflowermews, Horsted Keynes, Sussex.

Conventions

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'. The total number of 'bells' in the 'ring' is given in parenthesis where this is greater than the number of dumb-bells.

Key
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.

Acknowledgements

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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