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Sturry, St Nicholas


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As supplied)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 3-3-224-2-027" E 1904 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1993 Whitechapel
2 3-3-2227¼" D 1622 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1993 Whitechapel
3 4-2-2530½" C 1802 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel 1993 Whitechapel
4 6-0-532" B 1622 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1993 Whitechapel
5 8-0-2036" A 1622 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1993 Whitechapel
Tenor 9-3-710-2-2439" G 1856 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1993 Whitechapel

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor (of 5)10-1-91622Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1856
2nd (of 5)1710Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1802
2nd (of 5)1622Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1710

History

1622 Ring of 5 cast by Joseph Hatch.
1710 2nd (of 5) recast by Richard Phelps.
1757 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [1]
1802 2nd (of 5) recast by Thomas Mears.
1856 Tenor (of 5) recast by Charles & George Mears.
1904 Treble added to make 6 by Mears & Stainbank.
1929 Bells rehung by Alfred Bowell. [2]
1993 Bells retuned and rehung in a new frame by Whitechapel.
[1] This Church consists of The Chancell, Body, and 2 side Isles. In The Steeple which is a neat Spire, and stands at the West End, hang 5 Bells, thus inscribed. 1. Joseph Hatch made Me. 1622. 2. Richard Phelps. 1710. 3. Joseph Hatch made Me. 1622. 4. Joseph Hatch made Me. 1622. 5. Joseph Hatch made Me. 1622. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)
[2] To rehanging the bells £120. Paid cq on a/c £60. 3 July 1929. cq. On a/c £50 12 July 1929. cq. £10. 4 Oct 1929. (Bowell records, 29 June 1929)

Gallery

Peal Boards

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1912
20 Jun 1912: 5040 Plain Bob Minor (Wedding: Frank Wood and Nellie Jezard.)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 19 August 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1921
16 Apr 1921: 5040 Plain Bob Minor (Lord Milner's marriage.)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 19 August 2018

Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1908
21 Mar 1908: 1260 Plain Bob Minor (Vicar's birthday.)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 19 August 2018

Slate Performance Board dated approx. 1922
22 Apr 1922: 5040 Plain Bob Minor

Photo: Richard A Smith, 19 August 2018

Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1987
24 Nov 1987: 1260 (In memory of tower captain, Frank File.)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 19 August 2018

Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 2005
25 Mar 2005: 5040 Doubles (2m) (In memory of organist and choir master, Brian Woods.)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 19 August 2018

Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1937
27 Apr 1937: 720 London S Minor

Photo: Richard A Smith, 19 August 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1965
05 Jul 1964: 1260 Grandsire Doubles
18 Apr 1965: 5040 Plain Bob Minor (1st peal for all the band at the 1st attempt.)
21 Mar 1965: 1260 Plain Bob Doubles

Photo: Richard A Smith, 19 August 2018

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-11-055040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2015-04-055040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2011-01-025040 Minor (5m)
2009-04-115040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2007-04-065040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2005-03-285040 Doubles (2m)
2005-03-255040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2002-03-295040 Surprise Minor
1999-09-095040 Surprise Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-06-281296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2019-05-071260 Stedman Doubles
2019-04-071260 Plain Bob Doubles
2019-03-301260 Spliced Plain Minor (2m)
2018-06-021298 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2017-12-191296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2017-07-241296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2017-05-021260 Doubles
2016-11-131260 Doubles (4 M P)
2016-08-031260 Mixed Doubles (1p/3m)
2016-07-011260 Doubles (3m)
2016-04-211290 Doubles (1p/3m)
2016-01-091260 Double Oxford Bob Minor
2015-10-301260 Doubles (5m)
2015-05-281260 Mixed Doubles
2014-08-171260 St Clements College Bob Minor
2013-03-291260 Double Oxford Bob Minor
2013-02-151260 Mixed Doubles (1p, 3m)
2012-04-061260 Plain Bob Doubles
2012-02-131260 St. Clement's College Bob Minor
2011-09-041260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2011-09-031260 Doubles 11m/V Inc Stedman
2011-09-031260 Doubles (9m/v)
2011-08-081260 Doubles (5m)
2011-05-281260 Double Oxford Bob Minor
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