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 (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)

    (As supplied)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 5-1-7 5-2-18 31" C♯ 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 2 6-0-7 6-1-24 33" B 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 3 6-3-16 7-0-17 35" A 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 4 7-2-21 8-0-20 37" G♯ 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 5 9-1-10 9-3-25 40½" F♯ 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank
    ® Tenor 12-3-25 13-3-21 44½" E 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1964 Mears & Stainbank

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    1 All bells 1964 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
    Inscriptions on the Bells

    Earlier ring of five

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Date Founder Fate
    Treble 7-0-25 Unknown
    2nd 8-1-23 Unknown
    3rd 11-1-2 Unknown
    4th 13-1-16 Unknown
    Tenor 14-2-3 Unknown
    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.

    Bells elsewhere in the parish


    Page updated: 29 May 2023