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Ringwould
 

Ringwould, St Nicholas


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

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

Gallery



Photo: Dickon Love, Aug 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Aug 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Aug 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Aug 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Aug 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Aug 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Aug 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Aug 2011
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.
2016-08-021260 Plain Bob Doubles
2013-08-271260 Doubles (2m)
2011-08-101272 Kent Treble 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