Cambridge Surprise Major

  • Adjacent
  • Identity
  • Jump
  • Static
  • Dynamic
Hunt bells
  • Principle
  • Hunter
    • Single
    • Multiple
    • All
Working bell cycles
  • Unicyclic
  • Isocyclic
  • Differential
Hunter classes
  • Plain
    • Place
    • Bob
  • Treble Dodging
    • Treble Bob
    • Delight
    • Surprise
  • Alliance
  • Treble Place
  • Hybrid
  • Little
  • Asymmetric
  • Palindromic
  • Double
  • Rotational
  • Offset
  • Plain Bob
  • Grandsire
  • Original
  • Cyclic
  • Rounds
Course properties
  • True plain course
  • True leads
  • Right place
  • Uneven parity
  • Layered
Place notation
b 15738264
Method above
Cambridge Surprise Major
Method below
Cambridge Surprise Major
FCH Groups
Extension construction
Compositions designed for this method
Leads in course
Lead length
Plain course length
Hunt bells
Working bells
Stationary bells
Maximum blows in one place
Relationship Method(s)
Leadend/halflead variant Primrose Surprise Major
Reverse Old Superlative Surprise Major
Extension path
Cambridge Surprise Minor, Royal, Maximus, Fourteen, Sixteen, [Unnamed] Surprise Eighteen, Twenty, Twenty-two, Twenty-four
EP3-1AB/3DEFGHI [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen
EP3-1AB/4CDEF [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
EP3-1AB/5DE Winchester Surprise Royal
EP3-1AB/6BC Yorkshire Surprise Royal, Albanian Surprise Maximus, [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen, Sixteen, Eighteen, Twenty, Twenty-two, Twenty-four
EP3-1BCDEFG/1DE [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen, Twenty
EP3-1BCDEFG/3DEFGHI [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen
EP3-1BCDEFG/4CDEF [Unnamed] Delight Twenty
EP3-1EF/6HI [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen, Twenty
EP3-1FG/4DE Leamington Surprise Royal
EP3-1FG/7HI [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen, Twenty
EP3-4ABCD/6EF [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus
EP3-4BCDE/1DE [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
EP3-4BCDE/4CDEF [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
EP3-4BCDE/6BC [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
EP3-4DE/5GH [Unnamed] Surprise Royal
EP3-4FG/2DE [Unnamed] Surprise Royal
EP3-6DE/4DE [Unnamed] Surprise Royal
EP3-6EF/7CD [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus
EP3-6FG/1DE Pudsey Surprise Royal, Solihull Surprise Maximus, [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen, Sixteen, Eighteen, Twenty, Twenty-two, Twenty-four
EP3-6FG/3DEFGHI [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen
EP3-6FG/4CDEF [Unnamed] Delight Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
EP3-6FG/5DE [Unnamed] Surprise Royal
EP3-6FG/6BC Prittlewell Surprise Royal
Method Place Notation
Applewhite Treble Place Major -38-14-58-1236-14-58-1678-78,12
Athelney Castle Surprise Major -38-14-1258.12.1236-14-58-16-78,12
Beaufort Surprise Major -38-14-58-123678-1478-58-16-78-16-58-14-1236-58-14-38-12
Broughton Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-1236-14-58-16-78-16-58-1478-123678-58-14-38-12
Cambridge Treble Place Major -38-14-1258-36-14-58-1678-78,12
Clifford Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-1236-14-58-
Duke of Wellington Surprise Major -38-14-1258-36-14-58-
Earl St Aldwyn Surprise Major -38-14-58-1236-14-58-16-78-16-58-14-36-1258-14-38-12
Havant Surprise Major -38-14-1258-36-14-58-16.34.78,12
I Can't Believe It's Not Cambridge Surprise Major -38-14-1258-3678-1478-58-16-78,12
I Can't Believe It's Not New Cambridge Surprise Major -38-14-58-123678-1478-58-16-78,12
New Cambridge Surprise Major -38-14-58-1236-14-58-16-78,12
Putney Surprise Major -38-14-58-1236-14-58-16.34.78,12
Sir Felix Pole Surprise Major -38-14-1258-36-14-58-16-78-16-58-14-1236-58-14-38-12
Southwell Surprise Major -38-14-58.12.36-14-58-16-78,12
Stand Surprise Major -38-14-58.12.36-14-58-16.34.78,12
Thorold Arms Treble Place Major -38-14-1258-36-14-58-1678.34.78,12
Welford Major -38-14-1258-36-14-58-16.34-34.1678-58-14-36-1258-14-38-12
Windpassing Treble Place Major -38-14-1258.12.1236-14-58-1678-78,12
Wobbly Bobs Treble Place Major -38-14-58-1236-14-58-1678.34.78,12
Date Type Details
Tue 11 Feb 1873 First peal on towerbells Benington, Herts
Wed 22 Mar 1933 First peal on handbells by the Hertford County Association at Oxhey, Herts
Sat 7 Jun 2003 Long Length on towerbells 17280 by the Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild at St Mary, Willesden, Middlesex, conducted by Simon M Alford
Sun 5 Oct 2003 Long Length on towerbells 14400 by the Bath & Wells Diocesan Association at Pig-le-Tower, Marston Bigot, Somerset, conducted by Brian J Woodruffe
Fri 15 Jun 2012 Long Length on handbells 10368 by the Society of Cambridge Youths at 16 Godesdone Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, conducted by David J Pipe
Method Id
Created on
Thu 17-May-12 19:32
Method Importer
Modified on
Wed 28-Aug-19 01:15
Method Analyser