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Linton, St Nicholas


  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 15 cwt approx. in F.
  • Grid Ref: TQ754501
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1902 Mears & Stainbank
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Maidstone
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

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

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Bellframes

Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
Layout
1 All bells 1902 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel

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 £6-4-0. Paid cq. 6 Feb 1937. (Bowell records)

Articles

  • "St Nicholas, Linton, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 7 July 1978


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