Newington next Hythe

Newington next Hythe, St Nicholas

Photo: Dickon Love

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9-0-19 in A♭.
  • Grid Ref: TR182373
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1908 Mears & Stainbank
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Ashford
  • 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 3-2-1425⅞" F 1908 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
® 2 4-2-1327½" E♭ 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed Never
® 3 5-1-229¾" D♭ 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed Never
® 4 5-1-2430⅝" C 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed Never
® 5 7-0-1134" B♭ 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed Never
® Tenor 9-0-1929" A♭ 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
1 All bells 1908 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel



1552 Record of 4 bells. [1]
1665 One of the bells was recast, weighing 4½ cwt. The remainder were rehung with new wheels and fittings.
1725 Bells recast into a ring of 5 by Samuel Knight.
1759 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [2]
1799 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [3]
1908 Treble added to make 6 and all the bells were rehung in a new frame by Mears & Stainbank. The restored bells were rededicated on 27th Nov.
[1] First iiij bells in the stepell wherof wee doo owe to the belfounder for showting of one of the same bells xxvjs. Viijd. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] This Church consists of the Great, and North Chancells; The Body, and an Isle to the North. In a small wooden Steeple, capt. with a leaded Spire, at ye West End, hang 5 Bells, thus inscribed. 1. Sam. Knight me Fecit. 1725. 2. Ditto. 3. Henry Bilton, Curet. S.K. Me fecit. 1725. 4. William Slodden, Thomas Taylor, Ch. Wardens, S.K. Fecit. 1725. 5. James Brockman, Esq. S.K. Fecit. 1725. [James Brockman appears to have been Lord of the Manor at Newington and also the Patron and no doubt benefactor of the bells] (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1759)
[3] The church, which is dedicated to St. Nicholas, consists of two isles, the northern one being both small and low, and two chancels, having a wooden pointed turret set on the roof at the west end, in which hang five bells. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2009-05-305040 Surprise Minor
2008-02-165040 Surprise Minor
1974-02-025040 Plain Bob Minor
1969-03-225040 Treble Bob Minor (3m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-07-041260 Oxford Bob Minor
2013-10-061260 Grandsire Doubles
2012-05-201272 London Surprise Minor
2012-04-151296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2011-07-041272 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2010-01-231260 Doubles (2m)
2000-02-191296 Kent Treble Bob Minor
1979-08-201260 Double Oxford Bob Minor
1976-03-261260 Plain Bob Doubles
1972-07-151320 Surfleet Surprise 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