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Hothfield
 

Hothfield, St Margaret


Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 8-1-2335½" A 1927 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
5 7 cwt approx.33⅝" B 1762 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel Never
4 5¾ cwt approx31⅛" C♯ 1762 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel Never
3 5 cwt approx.29¼" D 1762 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel Never
2 4¾ cwt approx28⅛" E 1762 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel Never
Treble 3-3-024⅞" F♯ 1927 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never

Inscriptions

Prior to 1927

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor37"1607Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1927

Prior to 1762

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble1741Thomas LesterNeverRecast 1762
2nd1607Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1762
3rd1607Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1762

History

1552 Record of 3 bells. [1]
1607 3 bells recast by Joseph Hatch.
1741 Treble added by Thomas Lester to make 4.
1758 Record of 4 bells in the tower. 2nd stated to be cracked. [2]
1762 3 trebles (of 4) recast by Lester and Pack and treble added to make 5.
1927 Tenor recast, treble added to make 6, bells rehung by Alfred Bowell. [3]
1933 New bellropes supplied by Bowell. [4]
1961 Bells restored locally and rededicated.
1997 Bells restored locally.
[1] (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] This Church consists of The Great North and South Chancells, the Body and 2 Side Isles. In a Cap’t Tower, at the West End, hang 4 Bells, thus inscribed. 1. Henry Williams, C.W. 1741. Thomas Carter of London made Me. [Clearly a mistake for Thomas Lester] (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1758)
[3] 1927 2 May: To recasting the tenor bell and rehanging the peal of five £125. Paid cq. 5 May 1927. 1928 27 June: To new treble bell, framework and fixing complete £80. Extra to alteration caused by not being allowed to hang the bell in position as at first (Bowell records)
[4] 1933 4 Mar: To 5 best bell ropes. 60 ft nicoll car. paid. £5-5-0. Paid cq 25 Apr 1933. (Bowell records)

Gallery


The 2nd and 3rd bells.
Photo: Mark Chittenden-Pile, 2010
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2010-05-225040 Minor (5m)
2007-10-055040 Surprise Minor
1979-05-125040 Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-12-241260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-08-031440 London Surprise Minor
2016-06-291260 Bob Minor
2016-02-261260 Bob Minor
2016-02-241260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-01-271296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2015-12-241260 Grandsire Doubles
2013-11-161260 Doubles (2m)
2013-03-311272 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
2013-01-061260 Plain Bob Minor
2012-12-241260 Doubles (4m)
2012-12-091260 Doubles (4m)
2012-06-071260 Grandsire Doubles
2012-02-191260 Doubles (2m)
2011-12-071260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
2011-08-291320 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
2011-07-311260 St. Clement's College Bob Minor
2011-07-171320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2011-05-291260 Doubles (4m)
2011-04-291260 Plain Bob Doubles
2011-04-241440 Minor (2m)
2010-11-211260 Grandsire Doubles
2010-11-141272 Norwich Surprise Minor
2010-10-241296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2010-04-111260 Plain Bob Doubles
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 1 April 2016