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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 (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)

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.
2019-05-071260 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
2011-05-071296 Cambridge Surprise 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