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Lydd
 

Lydd, All Saints


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 15-2-743" G♭ 1925 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
7 10-1-2538" A♭ 1925 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
6 7-3-834⅜" B♭ 1925 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
5 7-1-033" C♭ 1925 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
4 5-1-1430" D♭ 1925 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
3 4-2-2127⅞" E♭ 1925 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
2 4-2-1826½" F 1925 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
Treble 4-0-525½" G♭ 1925 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never

How the bells are tuned

Earlier ring of five

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble5 cwt approx.30"C♯1608Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1925
2nd6 cwt approx.32"B1608Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1925
3rd7½ cwt approx.34½"A♯1608Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1925
4th9 cwt approx.38"G♯1607Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1925
Tenor14 cwt approx.43"F♯1693John HodsonNeverRecast 1925

History

1441 Accounts also show that a bell was cast in Lydd in 1441 (but there are no expenses for metal etc.) and that the number of bells at this time was 5 + a sanctus bell.
1442 -4 Tower partially rebuilt and heightened under the direction of Thomas Stanley, a mason who is believed to have worked under Thomas Mapylton. A bell hole of 72in was built into the vault. Is this evidence for a 60 cwt bell at some time?
1443 Arthur Finn’s 'Records of Lydd' (1911) records from the Chamberlain’s Account Book of 1443 - "Itm paid for boards for syntours (centres) for the vowte of the belfy, and for carpenters making it 13s 4d"
1521 Records show that a clock was in existance by this time.
1547 A set of chimes was installed.
1552 The Great Bell was taken down and sold to Partredge of Rye (a general merchant who provided lead for the church rood and gutters) for £25 10s - this price may give a clue to the size of the bell.
1607 4th (of 5) cast by Joseph Hatch.
1608 Treble, 2nd and 3rd (of 5) cast by Joseph Hatch.
1693 Tenor cast by John Hodson.
1799 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [1]
1925 The old bells were taken down and taken to Gillett & Johnston's in Croydon. Gillett & Johnston conducted a pitch test on the bells on 12th Oct. Bells recast into a ring of 8 by Gillett & Johnston and rehung in a new frame the following year.
[1] The church, which is exempted from the jurisdiction of the archdeacon, is dedicated to All Saints. It is a large handsome building, consisting of three isles and three chancels, having at the west end a well-built tower, with four pinnacles on it, of uneq ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2014-06-215056 Bristol Surprise Major
2011-05-265184 Bristol Surprise Major
2008-12-135088 Bristol Surprise Major
2008-07-315120 Spliced Surprise Major
2008-02-025022 Cambridge Surprise Major
2006-12-025056 Spliced Surprise Major
2006-10-145088 Yorkshire Suprise Major
2006-06-035040 Grandsire Triples
2005-03-075088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2003-01-045056 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-05-241280 Kent Treble Bob Major
2016-02-011260 Grandsire Triples
2015-07-201250 Johannesburg Surprise Major
2015-05-091260 Grandsire Triples
2014-04-011280 Superlative Surprise Major
2013-11-131250 Mortlake Surprise Major
2013-06-241250 Higher Walton Surprise Major
2013-05-291260 Doubles, 660 Plain Bob and 600 Grandsire
2012-07-201250 Magormegakeggery Surprise Major
2012-07-141344 Bob Major
2011-12-091280 Grantley Hall Surprise Major
2011-02-171280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2011-01-031280 Pudsey Surprise Major
2010-06-101288 Middlesex Bob Triples
2009-07-051260 Grandsire Triples
2008-06-301260 Plain Bob Triples
2008-01-031250 Quedgeley Surprise Major
2006-12-151250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2006-06-191260 Single Oxford Bob Triples
2006-05-301260 Stedman Triples
2005-12-161344 Offord Darcy Surprise Major
2005-10-231320 Methods/variations Doubles (4m)
2001-11-241261 Stedman Triples
1986-05-141280 Cambridge Surprise Major
1977-10-101280 Kent Treble Bob Major
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Lydd, Lydd Camp
Single bell (plus possibly a clock bell)
Lydd, School
Formerly single bell, ½ cwt approx

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