For those unfamiliar with Imperial measures, the weights are given in hundredweights (cwt), quarters (qtr) and pounds (lb). The approximate conversions are:
1 hundredweight = 112 lb = 51 kg
1 quarter = 28 lb = 13 kg
In the belfry there is an Ellacombe Apparatus, which enables the bells to be sounded by pulling on a system of ropes. This can be carried out by one person who can ring simple rounds or may decide to ring hymn tunes by reading numbers from a card. This only tends to be done once a year when Christmas carols are “played” on the bells for one of the Christmas Eve services.