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Preston next Wingham
 

Preston next Wingham, St Mildred


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 7-3-21 in G.
  • Grid Ref: TR243604
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1966 Mears & Stainbank
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Canterbury
  • 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 3-0-925⅛" E 1700 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Conventional 1983 Whitechapel
® 2 3-1-2227" D 1712 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Removed 1966 Mears & Stainbank
® 3 4-0-1029" C 1712 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Removed 1966 Mears & Stainbank
® 4 4-1-2430¼" B 1712 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Removed 1966 Mears & Stainbank
® 5 5-3-133½" A 1712 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Removed 1966 Mears & Stainbank
® Tenor 7-3-2136⅛" G 1966 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Earlier bell

Bell DateFounderRetunedFate
Tenor1712Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1966

History

1700 Treble bell cast for St Mary's, Burham by Richard Phelps. This is his earliest known bell.
1712 Existing 4 bells recast into a ring of 5 by Richard Phelps at a cost of £51. 8s/0d with framework costing £15. 10s/0d.
1760 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [1]
1966 Tenor recast and remaining bells retuned and rehung in a new frame for 6 by Mears & Stainbank.
1983 The treble bell from St Mary's, Burham was hung as the treble at Preston to make 6, by the Kent C.A.
[1] This Church consists of the Great, and North, Chancells; The Body, and 2 Side Isles. In the Steeple, which stands at the West End of the Body, hang 5 Bells, all made by R. Phelps, 1712. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1760)

Articles

  • "Preston-next-Wingham", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 10 February 1967
  • Gallery



    Photo: David Cawley, April 1966

    (l-r) The 4th, 2nd, 3rd and treble (in the foreground) of the ring of 5 lying in the churchyard.
    Photo: David Cawley, April 1966
    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2005-12-305040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    2003-08-305040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    1974-03-165040 Doubles (2m)
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2011-02-251320 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
    2010-08-281320 Norwich Surprise Minor
    2009-11-071260 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