The aim of the Felstead Database is to list brief details of every towerbell peal that has been rung. In order to achieve this, peals are added to the Felstead Database as historical evidence is received or obtained from current sources such as BellBoard, The Ringing World, Campanophile and PealBase.
The Felstead database was last updated on 29 June 2016 at 10:32:00 PM (UTC).
You can list the peals rung at any particular tower. Enter the name of tower (not the county or country). If you need to do a more advanced search then click here.
You can display a list of the tower bell peals rung on any specific date. Fill in the following boxes and click on the button
You can display a list of the peals rung in any particular method. If you need more advanced method search facilities then click here.
You can enter the Felstead id to view a particlar Felstead record
You can display a list of all places that have had tower bell peals rung in them sorted by the number of peals. This feature was suggested by Colin M Turner. Note that the generation of this list takes several seconds.
You may link to a particular tower on the Felstead database from your own website. First, find the TowerBase identifier for the tower that you wish to link to and then code an HTML anchor. For example, a link to Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne which has a TowerBase identifier of 2697 would look like this:
<a href='http://www.felstead.org.uk/tbid.php?tid=2697'>Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne</a>
Various terms are used in the Felstead database. You can find out what they mean by clicking here.
British politicians seem to delight in changing the names of counties. This can cause confusion. The Felstead database uses the traditional UK county names.
There are notes appended to many of the peal records in the database. This page explains the abreviations used in the notes.
The Felstead database is not the only source of peal data. This page has links to other online peal databases.
A biography of the late Canon K W H Felstead
Inevitably there will be errors in the data. This page tells you what to do if you find an error in the data or a bug in the software.