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Newington juxta Sittingbourne
 

Newington juxta Sittingbourne, St Mary the Virgin


  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 11-3-6 in F♯.
  • Grid Ref: TQ862653
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1903 Mears & Stainbank
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Maidstone
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(Measured 1903)

(As received 1970)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 3-3-154-1-164-1-927½" D♯ 1774 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel Removed 1970 John Taylor & Co
® 2 4-3-225-0-225-0-2029½" C♯ 1622 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Removed 1970 John Taylor & Co
® 3 6-1-126-3-06-1-2632½" B 1400 Unknown Removed 1970 John Taylor & Co
® 4 7-2-228-1-68-1-435½" A♯ 1902 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1970 John Taylor & Co
® 5 10-0-2110-1-2210-1-439" G♯ 1622 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Removed 1970 John Taylor & Co
® Tenor 11-3-612-0-1412-0-1142¼" F♯ 1902 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1970 John Taylor & Co

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
4th (of 6)8-0-936"1622John WilnarNeverRecast in 1902
Tenor (of 6)12-1-542½"1622John WilnarNeverRecast in 1902

History

1622 5 or 6 bells cast by John Wilnar.
1774 Treble (of 6) added or recast by Pack & Chapman.
1902 4th and tenor recast by Mears & Stainbank. The tenor weighed 12-0-14.
1903 Bells rehung in a new frame by Mears & Stainbank.
1969 19th Oct. Last touch on the bells prior to restoration.
1970 Bells tuned and rehung with new fittings by John Taylor.
1989 The 3rd was discovered to be cracked and was welded by Soundweld and rehung.

Articles

  • "St Mary's, Newington-next-Sittingbourne, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 13 August 1971
  • Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    1996-07-205040 Surprise Minor
    1979-03-105040 Minor
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-10-221260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2019-07-281260 Plain Bob Minor
    2018-12-011260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
    2017-11-041260 St Martin's Bob Doubles
    2016-05-051320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
    2015-09-031260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2014-05-311260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
    2014-03-221260 Grandsire Doubles
    1988-08-311260 St Martin's Bob Doubles
    1985-01-041440 Spliced Surprise Minor (12m)
    1978-08-221320 St Clement's College Bob Minor
    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