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Wouldham
 

Wouldham, All Saints


Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 11-3-1842½" G 1899 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
5 9-2-937⅝" A 1624 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent
4 7-0-233⅞" B 1624 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent
3 6-0-2132½" C 1899 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
2 4-2-1429" D 1624 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent
Treble 4-3-2128⅞" E 1899 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel

Inscriptions

Prior to 1899.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
2nd (of 4)5-3-431¾"C1624Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1899 to note B.

History

1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1624 Ring of 4 was cast by Joseph Hatch.
1899 Treble and tenor added by Mears & Stainbank to make 6.
1958 Ringing resumed after approximately 20 years.
1970 Tenor rehung on ball bearings by the locals.
1983 Headstock on the 4th split while the locals were trying to teach themslves to ring.
1993 Temporary repairs were made to the 4th and a new slider was fitted to the 5th to allow the bells to be rung again.
[1] Item there remaynet thre bells in the stepull. And a sants bell ye is bassellyd awaye by Mr Jhon mon beeng then person. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2004-12-285040 Doubles
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-04-251260 Single Oxford and Plain Bob Minor
2014-12-061260 All Saints Doubles
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Wouldham, Cement Co.
Single bell

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