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Bicknor
 

Bicknor, St James


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
1 ¾ cwt approx.14⅞" 1862 Naylor Vickers & Co., Sheffield Never
2 1 cwt approx.17⅝" 1862 Naylor Vickers & Co., Sheffield Never
3 1½ cwt approx.19½" 1862 Naylor Vickers & Co., Sheffield Never
4 2 cwt approx.20⅞" 1862 Naylor Vickers & Co., Sheffield Never

History

1760 Record of 1 small bell.
1862 Steel bells cast for the London Exhibition, later hung in Bicknor church.
1990 2 of the bells lowered to the ground by vandals.
1993 Bells rehung.
2002 Some ringers managed to break the tenor wheel while vigorously pulling the bell. The tenor and treble were rehung by the KCACR, but with the proviso that it be chimed only.

Articles

  • "Steel Bells of Bicknor", Cawley, David L (The Ringing World) 1 September 1967
  • "Britain's only steel four ringing once more", Love, Dickon R (The Ringing World) 26 January 1996

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