Yorkshire 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 below
Yorkshire 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 Belgrave Surprise Major, Woodstock Surprise Major, Yorkshire5 Surprise Major
1AB/1GH extension Yorkshire Surprise Royal, Maximus, Fourteen, Sixteen, [Unnamed] Surprise Eighteen, Twenty, Twenty-two, Twenty-four
1AB/3FG extension Hampstead Surprise Royal
1AB/4DE extension Albanian Surprise Royal, Southwark Surprise Maximus, [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen, Sixteen, Eighteen, Twenty, Twenty-two, Twenty-four
1AB/2EFGH extension [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
6BC/4GH extension [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus
4DE/4FG extension [Unnamed] Surprise Royal
4DE/2EF extension [Unnamed] Surprise Royal
4DE/1DE extension [Unnamed] Surprise Royal
4DE/3DE extension [Unnamed] Surprise Royal
1EF/4HI extension [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus, [Unnamed] Differential Surprise Sixteen, [Unnamed] Surprise Twenty, Twenty-four
1FG/4EF extension [Unnamed] Delight Royal
1FG/4EFGH extension [Unnamed] Delight Maximus
4BCDE/2EFGH extension [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
4BCDE/1GH extension [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
4BCDE/4DE extension [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
6BCDE/4EFGH extension [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
6BCDE/2DE extension [Unnamed] Surprise Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
1DEFG/2CDEF extension [Unnamed] Delight Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
4DEFG/2CDEF extension [Unnamed] Delight Maximus, Sixteen, Twenty, Twenty-four
4ABCDEF/2DEFGHI extension [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen
1BCDEFG/1GH extension [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen, Twenty
6BCDEFG/4CDEFGH extension [Unnamed] Surprise Fourteen
1BCDEFG/2EFGH extension [Unnamed] Delight Twenty
Method Place Notation
Abbotsham Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1478.56-56.14-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Ba Humbug! Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456-78.56.14-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Barbury Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.14-5678-14-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Barnsley Surprise Major 56.38-14-58-16-12-38-14-78,12
Bath Abbey Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456-78.56.1456.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Biddenden Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.14-78,12
Billy Bob Treble Place Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-145678-78,12
Bovey Tracey Treble Place Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1478.56.78,12
Boynton Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1456-5678-14.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Braunstone Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-,12
Chudleigh Knighton Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1478-56-1456-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Coity Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1456-
Compton Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1456-5678.56.14-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Criccieth Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456-5678-14-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Crick Major -38-14-58-16-12-
Crowder Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1456-78,12
Cubs' Centenary Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456-5678.
Diamond Wedding Treble Place Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-145678.56.78,12
Earl Baldwin Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456-78-14.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Earl Bathurst Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-
Earl Cairns Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14-78-1456.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Earl of Berkeley Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.14-78.56.14-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Earl of Dartmouth Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1456.
Earl of Ducie Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1456-78-14-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Earl of Plymouth Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.14-5678.56.1456-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Earl of Powis Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14-5678-1456-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Earl of Shaftesbury Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.14-78-1456-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Earl of St Germans Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.14-5678-1456.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Earl Waldegrave Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14.56.5678-1456.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Flockton Surprise Major -38-14-58-1678-78-1238-14.56.78,12
G.J.Churchward Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-
Ghost Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1456-5678-1456-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Gladiator Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456-5678-1456.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Headcorn Treble Place Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1478-78,12
Hessle Surprise Major 56.38-14-58-16-12-,12
Humber Bridge Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-
Humber Ferry Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14-
Hurricane Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-
I Can't Believe It's Not Quedgeley Surprise Major -38-14-58-1678-1278-38-1456-78,12
I Can't Believe It's Not Real Yorkshire Surprise Major -38-14-58-1678-1278-38-14-78,12
I Can't Believe It's Not Yorkshire Surprise Major -38-14-58-1678-78-1238-14-78,12
Isles of Scilly Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1456.56.5678-14-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Keighley Surprise Major 56.38-14-58-16-12-38-1456-78,12
Krappenhofen Treble Place Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.145678.56.78,12
Llantilio Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14.56.78-14.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Lockheed Hudson Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14.56.5678-14-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
LUSCR Dinner Surprise Major -38-14-58-1678-78-1238-1456-78,12
Lyonshall Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1456.56.78-1456-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Morlais Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456-5678.56.1456-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Morning Star Treble Place Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.145678-78,12
Neath Abbey Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-
Newport Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14-5678.56.14-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
No. 5075 Wellington Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456.56.5678-1456-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
No. 5085 Evesham Abbey Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1456-78.56.1456-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Percy's Tea Strainer Treble Place Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1478-78,12
Pope Benedict XVI Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.1456.56.78,12
Quedgeley Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456-78,12
Sarum Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14-5678-14.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
St Fagans Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456.56.5678.56.1456.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Strike Back Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14.12.78,12
Swine Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456.56.78,12
Swordfish Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38.56.14-5678.
The Unknown Warrior Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14-5678.56.1456.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Tintern Abbey Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456.56.78-1456.56.38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Tretower Castle Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-1456.56.78-14-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Virginstow Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14.56.78-1456-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Viscount Horne Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14-78.56.1456-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Wicken Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14.56-56.1478-38-12-16-58-14-38-12
Wye Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14.56.78,12
Xenodocheionology Surprise Major -38-14-58-16-12-38-14.56.5678.
Date Type Details
Sat 14 Feb 1903 First peal on towerbells by the Yorkshire Association at Ranmoor
Fri 15 Nov 1946 First peal on handbells by the Hertford County Association
Sat 2 Jul 1966 Long Length on towerbells 10368 at Esher
Sun 18 Mar 2007 Long Length on towerbells 10080 by the Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild at Pig-le-Tower, Marston Bigot, Somerset, conducted by Brian J Woodruffe
Fri 23 Mar 2012 Long Length on handbells 10080 by the Lincoln Diocesan Guild at Woodcote House, Londonthorpe, Lincolnshire, conducted by Emma J Southerington
Sat 29 Dec 2012 Long Length on towerbells 21888 by the Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild at Clock House Bells, Awbridge, Hampshire, conducted by Andrew B Mills
Method Id
Created on
Thu 17-May-12 19:32
Method Importer
Modified on
Fri 31-May-19 23:24
Method Analyser