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Pluckley, St Nicholas


  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 12-3-25 in E.
  • Grid Ref: TQ926453
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1964 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Ashford
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 5-1-731" C♯ 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank
® 2 6-0-733" B 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank
® 3 6-3-1635" A 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank
® 4 7-2-2137" G♯ 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank
® 5 9-1-1040½" F♯ 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank
® Tenor 12-3-2544½" E 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Earlier ring of five

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DateFounderFate
Treble7-0-25Unknown
2nd8-1-23Unknown
3rd11-1-2Unknown
4th13-1-16Unknown
Tenor14-2-3Unknown

History

1552 Record of 5 bells.
1853 The 5 bells were recast into a ring of 6 by Charles and George Mears. They were hung in an anticlockwise frame.
1964 Bells retuned and rehung clockwise in a new frame by Whitechapel. A new ringing room floor was erected.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2008-02-245040 Surprise Minor
2002-04-145040 Surprise Minor
2002-02-165040 Minor
2000-11-185040 Surprise Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-12-201296 Plain Bob Minor
2017-08-051260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2017-07-031260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-02-261260 Grandsire Doubles
2014-07-261260 Plain Bob Minor
2014-03-281250 Bourne Surprise Minor
2013-07-311260 Grandsire Doubles
2013-07-131272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2012-12-111260 Plain Bob Doubles
2012-06-071260 Plain Bob Doubles
2012-01-021368 Spliced Surprise Minor
2011-11-271320 Plain Bob Minor
2011-05-301260 Plain Bob Doubles
2010-11-271260 St. Clement's College Bob Minor
2008-11-131260 Plain Bob Doubles
2006-08-111260 Plain Bob Minor
2005-07-311260 Plain Bob Minor
2003-09-191272 Norwich Surprise Minor
1999-03-271320 Spliced Delight and Surprise Minor (12m)
1984-08-161272 Ipswich Surprise Minor
1978-08-281260 Plain Bob Minor
1976-09-271272 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Pluckley, School
Single bell


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