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Wingham
 

Wingham, Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 5 cwt approx.27¾" E 1720 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
2 6 cwt approx.28¾" D♯ 1720 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
3 7 cwt approx.31½" C♯ 1720 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
4 8 cwt approx.34" B 1720 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
5 9½ cwt approx36¼" A 1720 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
6 10½ cwt approx38" G♯ 1720 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
7 13 cwt approx.42⅝" F♯ 1720 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
Tenor 19¼ cwt approx47¾" E 1720 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

History

1720 Ring of 8 cast by Richard Pehlps.
1760 Record of 8 bells in the tower. [1]
1923 Bells rehung in a new frame by Mears & Stainbank.
1984 Clappers refurbished.
1991 Ringing moved upstairs to a new ringing room.
2002 The canons broke on the 2nd bell.
2003 The 2nd was fitted with a new headstock which allowed the remains of the canons to be retained (at the insistance of English Heritage).
[1] This Church consists of The Great, North, and South Chancells. The Body, and an Isle to The South. The Tower, which is cap’t with a lowish Spire coverd wth. Lead, stands at The W. End of The Body: In which hang 8 musical Bells, all made by R. Phelps 1720. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1760)

Articles

  • "Going up", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 9 November 1990
  • Gallery


    The new ringing gallery.
    Photo: Richard Offen, 2005
    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    1999-01-165024 Bristol Surprise Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2017-10-061280 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2017-07-061260 Hereward Bob Triples
    2016-02-131280 Superlative Surprise Major
    2012-04-101280 Kent Treble Bob Major
    2011-10-221260 Grandsire Triples
    2008-02-221260 Grandsire Triples
    2007-05-311250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    Full list of peals here
    Full list of quarters here

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