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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

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
  • 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
    1985-11-165056 Vauxhall Surprise Major
    1982-12-045056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    1981-10-035088 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2022-03-221280 Grandsire Major
    2022-02-121260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2022-02-051320 Plain Bob Minor
    2018-12-281260 Grandsire Doubles
    2018-10-291280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2018-07-241260 Stedman Triples
    2018-05-261263 Stedman Triples
    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 Plain 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
    Full list of peals on Bellboard here
    Full list of quarters on Bellboard here


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