Wickhambreaux, St Andrew

Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 10 cwt approx. in G.
  • Grid Ref: TR219587
  • Anticlockwise and complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4 cwt approx.26½" E 1728 Samuel Knight, Southwark Conventional Never
® 2 4½ cwt approx28⅛" D 1728 Samuel Knight, Southwark Conventional Never
® 3 5 cwt approx.29½" C 1728 Samuel Knight, Southwark Conventional Never
® 4 6½ cwt approx31⅜" B 1728 Samuel Knight, Southwark Conventional Never
® 5 7¾ cwt approx33⅝" A 1728 Samuel Knight, Southwark Conventional Never
® Tenor 10 cwt approx.37½" G 1728 Samuel Knight, Southwark Conventional Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


How the bells are tuned


1728 Ring of 6 cast by Samuel Knight.
1758 Record of 6 bells in the tower. [1]
1903 Bells quarter turned and rehung with strengthened framework and new fittings by Mears & Stainbank.
1904 4th April Bells rededicated.
2003 Bells out of action for much of the year while extensive repairs took place on the tower.
[1] This Church, which is large and neat, consists of The Chancell, Body, and 2 Side Isles. The Tower is very roomy, and pretty high, and stands at the West End; in it are 6 Bells, thus inscribed. 1. Samuel Knight, Fecit 1728. 2. S.K. Fecit 1728. 3. S.K. Fecit 1728. 4. S.K. Fecit 1728. 5. Alexander Young, Rector 1728. 6. John Bing & John Everden, Ch. Wardens 1728. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1758)

Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-05-271260 Doubles (3m)
2016-01-071260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-12-181260 Doubles
2015-07-291260 Mixed Doubles (3m)
2015-07-091260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-05-301260 Doubles (3m)
2013-06-291260 Doubles (3m)
2013-04-031260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place
2012-12-191300 All Saints Doubles
2012-11-251260 Doubles (3m)
2012-11-161260 Doubles (2m)
2012-02-131260 Plain Bob Minor
2010-08-281296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2009-10-181296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2007-08-171260 Grandsire Doubles
2007-05-311260 Plain Bob Minor
1988-08-131260 Grandsire Doubles
1977-06-041260 Plain Bob Minor
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Upstreet, Grove Ferry Inn
2 bells on display hung dead

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