Bristol Rural Branch
Aust (St John the Evangelist)
Name or Dedication: St John the Evangelist
Location: Aust, Gloucestershire
Grid Reference: ST572890
Unringable; the bells are chimed from the ground floor.
The bells are hung in a Medieval three-bell frame. The whereabouts of the third bell is unknown, and there are rumours that there was once also a fourth.
The clock on the first floor strikes the hours on the tenor, and its dial is on the south wall of the tower.
Bells hung for full-circle ringing
|1||4 cwt||27 in||D||William Evans||1736|
|2||6 cwt||34 in||C||Charles & John Rudhall||1785|
Source: Bell data and some information from Nick Bowden. Diameters from "The Church Bells of Gloucestershire" (Revd Henry Thomas Ellacombe, 1881). Inspected personally 30th May 2004.
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.