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Leigh
 

Leigh, St Mary


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 8-2-036¼" A 1871 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
5 6-2-433¼" B 1871 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
4 5-3-1031¼" C♯ 1871 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
3 4-3-1229¼" D 1871 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
2 4-1-2327¼" E 1871 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
Treble 3-3-2725⅝" F♯ 1931 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel

Inscriptions

Earlier ring of five

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble3-0-2125"1731Samuel KnightNeverRecast 1871
2nd3-0-2726½"1731Samuel KnightNeverRecast 1871
3rd4-2-1629½"1636John WilnarNeverRecast 1871
4th5-2-531"1636John WilnarNeverRecast 1871
Tenor6-3-1733½"1640Henry WilnarNeverRecast 1871

History

1636 3rd and 4th (of later 5) cast by John Wilnar.
1640 Tenor cast by Henry Wilnar.
1731 2 trebles cast or added to make 5.
1871 Bells recast by Mears & Stainbank.
1887 Stahlschmidt speculates that some of the Leigh bells came from Bidborough (according to local tradition).
1931 Treble added by Mears & Stainbank to make 6.
1955 Bells quarter-turned and rehung by Mears & Stainbank.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-06-125040 Doubles
2016-07-165040 Doubles
2015-03-135040 Surprise Minor
2013-11-235040 Minor (7 methods)
2010-01-095040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2008-08-165088 Cambridge Surprise Major
2006-08-285040 Surprise Minor
2006-07-275056 Cambridge Surprise Major
2005-08-045088 Lessness Surprise Major
1997-01-265040 Spliced Surprise Minor
1995-10-015040 Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-10-171296 Thelwall Bob Minor
2017-10-011260 St Simon's Bob Doubles
2017-09-171260 Grandsire Doubles
2017-08-281440 Norwich Surprise Minor
2017-08-271260 Plain Bob Minor
2017-08-041260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-07-021260 Doubles
2017-06-041260 Grandsire Doubles
2017-06-031260 Grandsire Doubles
2017-04-301260 Grandsire Doubles
2017-04-231260 Doubles
2017-03-121260 Plain Bob Minor
2017-01-291260 Plain Bob Minor
2016-12-111260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-12-041260 Doubles
2016-12-021260 Julie McDonnell Bob Doubles
2016-11-131260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-10-261296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2016-10-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-10-021260 St Martin's Bob Doubles
2016-09-301260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-08-041260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-07-231260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-07-231260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-07-081260 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