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Uley (St Giles)

Name or Dedication: St Giles

Location: Uley, Gloucestershire

Grid Reference: ST791985

This church was built in 1858 on the site of an earlier one. The bell was transferred from the previous building and hung with an elm headstock on plain bearings in a cast iron frame on RSJs by Llewellins & James. It is likely that the bell was turned and its canons removed at this time.

There is ample space in the belfry for a ring of bells.

Bells hung for full-circle ringing

The bells of St Giles, Uley
BellWeightDiameterNoteFounder Date
115 cwt 45½ inF Abraham Rudhall I 1715

Source: Bell details from "Church Bells of Gloucestershire" (Mary Bliss & Frederick Sharpe, 1986). Strike note from "The Church Bells of Gloucestershire" (Revd Henry Thomas Ellacombe, 1881). Further information from "Dursley and its Neighbourhood" (Revd John Henry Blunt, 1877).

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.