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Linton
 

Linton, St Nicholas


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 15 cwt approx.44" F 1746 Thomas Lester, Whiechapel Never
7 10¾ cwt approx40⅛" G 1748 Thomas Lester, Whiechapel Never
6 7½ cwt approx.35½" A 1824 Thomas Mears II Never
5 6¾ cwt approx32⅞" B♭ 1717 John Waylett, Cripplegate Never
4 5¾ cwt approx.31⅜" C 1717 John Waylett, Cripplegate Never
3 4½ cwt approx.28⅞" D 1717 John Waylett, Cripplegate Never
2 4-0-2426⅝" E 1920 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
Treble 4-0-2026⅛" F 1920 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never

Inscriptions

History

1717 Present 3rd, 4th and 5th cast.
1746 Present tenor cast.
1748 Present 7th cast.
1824 Present 6th cast.
1860 New tower and spire built.
1902 The 6 bells were rehung in a new frame for 8 by Mears & Stainbank.
1920 2 trebles added by Alfred Bowell to make 8. [1]
1927 The cast in crown staple in the 3rd was drilled out by Alfred Bowell and a new bolt was fitted. [2]
1928 The cast in crown staple in the 3rd was drilled out by Alfred Bowell and a new bolt was fitted. [3]
1981 The back 6 bells were rehung by Whitechapel.
[1] To two new treble bells erected complete in Linton church tower £126-5-0. Extra work to tenor bell & sundries £1-15-0. Total £128-0-0. Paid cq. 14 April 1920. (Bowell records, 24 Mar 1920)
[2] To supplying & fixing chiming apparatus £25. Paid cq. 20 July 1927. (Bowell records, 3 Jun 1927)
[3] 1928 28 June: To drilling 3rd bell and fitting new bolt to crown £2-10-0. Paid cq. 17 July 1928. 1932 29 Aug: To 4 new best bell ropes & carriage £4-2-6. Paid cq 1 Sept 1932. 1937 2 Feb: To 4 best bell ropes. Soft. £4-4-0. 8 pairs mufflers £2. Total £6-4 (Bowell records)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2013-08-105088 Bristol Surprise Major
2009-08-155024 Superlative Surprise Major
2004-06-055152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-07-081280 Dunster Surprise Major
2017-06-101287 Grandsire Triples
2017-05-151250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2017-03-251260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-11-141344 Plain Bob Triples
2015-04-161260 Bob Minor
2014-12-271280 Kent Treble Bob Major
2014-04-041280 Shipway Major
2010-07-051260 Grandsire Triples
2010-06-131250 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2010-03-281282 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2010-02-251250 Rutland Surprise Major
2009-07-221344 Wye Surprise Minor
2008-08-271260 Grandsire Triples
2008-02-171260 Grandsire Triples
2006-05-201320 Doubles (2m)
2004-02-181280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2002-02-111280 Cambridge Surprise Major
1977-08-291280 Cambridge Surprise Major
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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