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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.


The new ring being shipped to Australia at the time of the previous update is now up and ringing. This ring, based in the Brisbane area, is fully portable as it lives on its own purpose-built trailer.

The latest move of the Alphabet Ring is now complete; the bells are now resident in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

The delightful six at Wyatt's Yard, North Weston, Somerset has been augmented to eight.

The Bellflowermews, previously at Stoke Orchard, Gloucestershire, is now at Haywards Heath, Sussex. It has been augmented to six by the addition of a tenor. The home base of the Maplestead Mini-Ring is now Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

For the first time we include details of a mini-ring that has been in existence since 1981. For now we only show its current location: Skeyton, Norfolk. In due course we intend to include details of its previous instantiations, of which we are currently aware of six.

We are aware of two other rings, both in Norfolk, that are not currently listed. We hope to provide details in a future update.

The bells of the Highland Portable Mini Ring have been returned to their original use as handbells; the ring, however, remains intact with a set of six dumb-bells. The bells of the Abingdon Mini Ring have been sold. We understand that the owner intends installing an alternative set of bells in due course.


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. 07.10.2018