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Ringwould, St Nicholas


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 3-0-2524⅛" G 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
2 3-2-1725⅛" F 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
3 3-3-2127" E♭ 1957 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
4 4-2-1028" D 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
5 5-3-731" C 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
Tenor 8-1-835" B♭ 1957 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel

Inscriptions

Original ring of five

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 5)2-2-2023"1638John WilnarNeverRecast 1887
2nd (of 5)2-3-2525"1638John WilnarNeverRecast 1887
3rd (of 5)3-3-427"14th Cent?UnknownNeverRecast 1887
4th (of 5)4-1-029"1638John WilnarNeverRecast 1887
Tenor (of 5)5-3-2132"1638John WilnarNeverRecast 1887

1887 replacement bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
3rd (of 5)4-1-1726⅞"E1887Mears & StainbankNeverRecast 1957

Prior to 1887

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
3rd (of 5)5-3-5E♭1887Mears & StainbankNeverReplaced in 1887 and sent to Standlake, Oxon (as treble of 6).

History

c 1350 A bell was cast, destined to become the future 3rd of 5.
1628 Tower was rebuilt.
1638 4 bells forming 1, 2, 4, 5 around the 14th Cent. bell were cast by John Wilnar.
1759 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [1]
1795 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [2]
1887 All 5 bells were recast by Mears & Stainbank as a minor 5. They were hung in a wooden 6-bell frame with room for a tenor. The 3rd was then exchanged for a new bell to make the scale major. The old bell became the treble at Standlake, Oxon.
1949 Bells rehung by Mears & Stainbank with new gudgeons, bearings and frictional parts.
1957 The 3rd (of 5) was again recast a semitone lower and a new tenor was added to make 6 (still in a major key).
1982 John Taylor Bellfounders recommended rehanging the bells with mainly new fittings in a new frame.
[1] This Church consists of The Chancell, Body, and a North Isle. In an handsome Tower, at the West End, hang 5 Bells, thus inscribed. 1. J.W. 1638. 2. J.W. 1638. 3. Johannes est Nomen ejus. 4. J.W. 1638. 5. Franciscus Dering, Deo et Ecclesiae, dedit 1638. J.W. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1759)
[2] On the Bells. 1st. I.W. 1638.. 2. I.W. 1638. 3. Johannes est nomen eius. 4. I.W. 5. Deo et Ecclesiae dedit Franciscus DERING 1638. (Zechariah Cozens, 1795)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2011-10-145040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-05-041260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
2017-07-061320 Brussels Sprout Minor
2016-08-021260 Plain Bob Doubles
2013-08-271260 Doubles (2m)
2011-08-101272 Kent Treble 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