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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
Tenor 15¾ cwt approx43" G 1635 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never
4 11¾ cwt approx39" A 1634 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never
3 8¾ cwt approx35" B 1634 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never
2 7 cwt approx.32" C 1634 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never
Treble 5 cwt approx.28" D 1634 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 seve (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 n (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)

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)
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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