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Newington next Hythe
 

Newington next Hythe, St Nicholas


Photo: Dickon Love

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 9-0-1929" A♭ 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark Never
5 7-0-1134" B♭ 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark Never
4 5-1-2430⅝" C 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark Never
3 5-1-229¾" D♭ 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark Never
2 4-2-1327½" E♭ 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark Never
Treble 3-2-1425⅞" F 1908 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

History

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 (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
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
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)
1979-08-201260 Double Oxford 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