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Sevenoaks, St Nicholas


Photo: Dickon Love, 13th Aug 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 16-2-1044¾" F 1966 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
7 11-3-839⅞" G 1966 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
6 8-2-1736" A 1966 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
5 7-0-1334" B♭ 1966 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
4 6-0-1431¾" C 1966 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
3 5-1-1029⅝" D 1966 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
2 4-3-2027⅝" E 1966 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
Treble 4-2-2327" F 1966 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Original Ring of 8 cast in 1769.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Supplied weight)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble6-2-226-1-1430¾"1769Pack & ChapmanNeverRecast 1966
2nd6-1-1831¾"1898John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1966
3rd7-0-196-3-1733½"1769Pack & ChapmanNeverRecast 1966
4th8-1-1736"1898John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1966
5th10-1-1439¼"1898John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1966
6th11-3-1611-2-2541"1769Pack & ChapmanNeverRecast 1966
7th15-2-2044¾1898John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1966
Tenor21-2-220-1-1650½"1769Pack & ChapmanNeverRecast 1966

Bells recast in 1898

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
2nd (of 8)6-0-271769Pack & ChapmanNeverSupplied weight. Recast 1898
4th (of 8)8-1-141769Pack & ChapmanNeverSupplied weight. Recast 1898
5th (of 8)10-1-171769Pack & ChapmanNeverSupplied weight. Recast 1898
7th (of 8)16-1-81769Pack & ChapmanNeverSupplied weight. Recast 1771
7th (of 8)1771Pack & ChapmanNeverRecast 1898

Bell recast in 1771

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

Bells prior to 1769.

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

History

1769 The old 6 bells were recast into 8 by Pack & Chapman.
1771 7th recast by Pack & Chapman.
1812 Battlements added to the tower by S.P. Cockerell. Former church clock was provided by John Briant of Hertford when the tower was altered.
1897 Bells rehung with the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 7th recast by John Warner.
1922 Bells rehung by Messrs Groombrodge and Palmer.
1966 Entire ring recast and rehung by Mears & Stainbank.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-01-065056 Cambridge Surprise Major
2014-02-225040 Stedman Triples
2013-12-145024 Spliced Surprise Major
2012-10-205054 Superlative Surprise Major
2012-08-025120 Glasgow Surprise Major
2011-11-265088 Corby Surprise Major
2011-08-105088 Kenninghall Surprise Major
2010-08-215088 Spliced Surprise Major
2009-02-185184 Superlative Surprise Major
2008-06-085120 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
2006-08-195088 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
2005-12-285024 Vastern Manor Surprise Major
2005-04-025152 Cambridge Surprise Major
2002-01-055120 London Surprise Major
1996-12-075056 London Surprise Major
1983-02-055088 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
1982-10-095056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1776-09-305040 Plain Bob Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-07-141344 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
2017-05-141260 Plain Bob Triples
2017-04-191250 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2017-03-111260 Julie McDonnell New Bob Triples
2016-12-291260 Julie McDonnell Bob Doubles
2016-11-201280 Plain Bob Major
2016-11-191280 Bristol Surprise Major
2016-08-221280 Wigmore Castle Surprise Major
2016-08-181344 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2016-07-311280 Rutland Surprise Major
2016-07-241344 Plain Bob Triples
2016-07-051260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-06-121344 Plain Bob Triples
2016-04-101260 Single Oxford Bob Triples
2016-03-281250 Superlative Surprise Major
2016-01-241280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2015-11-011260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-10-291260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-10-111260 Stedman Triples
2015-09-271260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-09-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-08-311264 Plain Bob Major
2015-08-211280 Zelah Surprise Major
2015-08-161260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-08-091260 Grandsire Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Sevenoaks, Knole Park
2 clock bells hung dead

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