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Stockbury
 

Stockbury, St Mary Magdalene


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 5 cwt approx.28" D 1634 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never
2 7 cwt approx.32" C 1634 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never
3 8¾ cwt approx35" B 1634 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never
4 11¾ cwt approx39" A 1634 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never
Tenor 15¾ cwt approx43" G 1635 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

History

1456 Reginald atte Pette bequeathed money for a treble bell. [1]
1634 4 bells cast by John Wilnar.
1635 Tenor cast by John Wilnar.
1798 Hasted records six bells in the tower, which is surely a mistake for five. [2]
1921 Bells rehung by Alfred Bowell with steel headstocks. [3]
[1] On the eastern side of the woodland first mentioned is the hamlet of Pett, at the south-east boundary of the parish, which was formerly the property and residence of a family of that name, Reginald atte Pett resided here, and by his will in 1456 gave several legacies to the church towards a new beam, a new bell called Treble, the work of the new isle, and the making a new window there. Near it is a small manor called the Yoke of Hamons atte Deane, and upon these hills the small manors are frequently called Yokes. (The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5, Edward Hasted, 1798)
[2] The church, which is both large and losty, is very antient, and consists of a middle and two narrow side isles, a high chancel, and two cross ones. The pillars and arches in it are more elegant than is usual in country churches, and the former, on the north side, are of Bethersden marble, rude and antient. It has a square tower at the west end, in which hangs a peal of six bells, and is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen (The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5. Edward Hasted, 1798)
[3] To rehanging the five bells £155. Less discount £5. Paid cq on a/c £100 9 Aug 1921. cq £37-10-0 19 Jan 1922. cq £37-10-0 19 Jan 1922. cq. £12-10-0. 19 June 1922. (Bowell records, Aug 1921)

Gallery

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2001-12-285040 Doubles
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2014-07-051260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
2011-08-111260 Doubles (3m)
1973-01-061260 Plain Bob Doubles
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