Bedminster Down (St Oswald)
Name or Dedication: St Oswald
Location: Bedminster Down, Somerset
Grid Reference: ST571697
Unringable. Rung from the ground floor of the tower.
Bells hung for full-circle ringing
|Llewellins & James
Source: Nick Bowden, Revd David L. Cawley and George Dawson.
Where the exact weight of a bell 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.