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St Nicholas at Wade
 

St Nicholas at Wade, St Nicholas


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 19 cwt approx. E 1692 John Hodson, Whitechapel Never
5 15 cwt approx. F♯ 1615 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never
4 10-0-9 G♯ 1922 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
3 10 cwt approx. A 1615 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never
2 8 cwt approx. B 1625 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never
Treble 6-0-6 C♯ 1922 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never

How the bells are tuned

Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
3rd (of 5)40"1807Thomas Mears IINeverRecast 1922

History

1294 Parish formed out of the vast ancient parish of Reculver. It stands at one of the few points where the old Isle of Thanet could be forded.
1615 Present 3rd and 5th cast.
1625 Present 2nd cast.
1692 Present tenor cast.
1807 3rd (of 5) recast by Thomas Mears.
1923 Bells rehung, 3rd (of 5) recast and treble added to make 6 by Alfred Bowell. [1]
1956 New ringing room floor put in.
1982 Frame foundation strengthened.
[1] To rehanging the bells, strengthening the old framework, recasting 3rd of 5 bell and adding a sixth bell £262-10-0. Paid Cq. 25 July 1923. New treble 6-0-6. Recast 4th of six 10-0-9. (Bowell records, 16 July 1923)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2006-01-215040 Spliced Surprise Minor (30m)
2005-02-185040 Doubles (6m)
2001-10-065040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-07-051260 St Nicholas Bob Doubles
2016-11-191260 Julie McDonnell Bob Doubles
2015-05-301392 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2015-02-201260 Plain Bob Minor
2014-02-201296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2013-02-171260 Doubles (8m)
2011-12-291260 Doubles (6m)
2011-10-141272 Plain Bob Minimus
2011-10-011260 Doubles (2m/2v)
2011-09-021260 Doubles (3m)
2010-08-281260 Plain Bob Minor
2008-09-211260 Doubles (2m)
2007-10-241260 St Clements C 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