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.


We are delighted to announce the inclusion of two new rings in Norfolk, a brand new eight at Garvestone and a training ring at the Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre, Norwich. We are also pleased to list another brand new ring, this time in Ledbury.

The ring previously at West Meon, and more recently in storage following the owners' house move, has now been re-established at their new home in Warnham.

The well-known Bishopstoke Campanile has been augmented to ten, incorporating the two trebles cast several years ago. Ringing on all ten can only take place at its base location in Bishopstoke, while the back eight retain their original portable option. The Kennet Micro-Ring has a new home location, not far from its previous base.

With the sad closure of the church on 31st December 2018, the six-bell simulator at Swanmore (Ryde), Isle of Wight is now in storage.


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.

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 © 2018 Michael A Williams. All rights reserved. 31.12.2018