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Nettlestead
 

Nettlestead, St Mary the Virgin


Photo: Brian Butcher, 2006

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Weights as supplied)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 3-0-224" G 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
2 2-3-153-1-1224¾" F 1909 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel
3 3-0-203-3-027⅝" E♭ 1885 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel
4 3-2-103-3-2427¼" D 1909 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel
5 3-3-224-1-028⅞" C 1885 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel
Tenor 5-0-225-1-932" B♭ 1931 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel

Inscriptions

Of the earlier ring of 4.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 4)4-0-1127½"1700Philip WightmanNeverRecast in 1909
3rd (of 4)4-2-1428½"1700Philip WightmanNeverRecast in 1885
Tenor (of 4)5-2-2133"1838Thomas Mears IINeverRecast in 1931

History

1700 Former treble and 2nd (of 3) cast by Philip Wightman.
1838 Former tenor cast/recast by Thomas Mears II.
1883 Bells retuned and rehung with new fittings in the old frame which was extended. An extra treble was added to make six. The work was done by Whitechapel.
1885 2nd (of 3) recast and treble added, to make 4 by Mears & Stainbank, space left in frame extension for further treble
1909 2nd (of 4) recast and further treble added to make 5 by Mears & Stainbank.
1931 Tenor recast by Mears & Stainbank.
2005 Bells retuned and rehung with new fittings in the old frame which was extended. An extra treble was added to make six. The work was done by Whitechapel.

Articles

  • "Now we are six at Nettlestead", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 10 February 2006
  • Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2017-09-265040 Minor (7m)
    2015-09-285040 Surprise Minor
    2010-08-145040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    2007-02-235040 Treble Dodging Minor (7 methods)
    2006-07-155040 Surprise Minor
    2006-06-245040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    2006-03-315040 Surprise Minor
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-04-261260 Minor (2m)
    2018-03-151368 Kent Treble Bob Minor
    2017-12-201260 St Nicholas Bob Doubles
    2017-07-181320 St Werburgh Delight Minor
    2016-06-251320 Norwich Surprise Minor
    2015-03-231260 Doubles (3m)
    2014-12-181260 Plain Bob Minor
    2014-01-021260 Thelwall Bob Minor
    2013-04-061296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2013-03-041320 London Surprise Minor
    2011-04-161320 Cambridge Treble Place Minor
    2010-05-031296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2007-02-171260 Plain Bob Minor
    Full list of peals here
    Full list of quarters here

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