Bells and Bellringing

Bells and Bellringing

3.5 (2 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$11.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


One unique aspect of the British countryside is the sound of church bells being rung. Most countries have bells that are tolled and some have mechanical carillons, but only in Britain is change-ringing, or the ringing of bells in special sequences, so widely practised. Bellringing, which takes place regularly in some six thousand church towers, is regarded by non-ringers as something of a mystique, but in this book the author explains for the layman and the beginner what change-ringing is all about, why it is unique to Britain, and how it was developed. He includes much fascinating information - on famous bells and towers, inscriptions, peal boards and ringers' rules, ringers versus clergy, and a glossary of rining terms.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 124.46 x 167.64 x 5.08mm | 68.04g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0747803269
  • 9780747803263
  • 1,413,887

Table of contents

The background to bellringing The technique of ringing Ringers versus clergy The writing on the wall Outings, accidents and odds and ends Some notable towers and bells Some common terms in bellringing Further reading Places to visit
show more

Rating details

2 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 50% (1)
3 50% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X