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Preston next Wingham
 

Preston next Wingham, St Mildred


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 7-3-2136⅛" G 1966 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
5 5-3-133½" A 1712 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 1966 Mears & Stainbank
4 4-1-2430¼" B 1712 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 1966 Mears & Stainbank
3 4-0-1029" C 1712 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 1966 Mears & Stainbank
2 3-1-2227" D 1712 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 1966 Mears & Stainbank
Treble 3-0-925⅛" E 1700 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 1983 Whitechapel

Inscriptions

Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
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)

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)
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 here
Full list of quarters here

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