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Hayes, St Mary the Virgin


Photo: Dickon Love, Apr 2004

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4-0-1026½" F♯ 1882 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® 2 4-3-028¼" E 1882 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® 3 5-1-930¼" D 1882 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® 4 5-3-2130⅞" C♯ 1900 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Doncaster Never
® 5 6-3-2733" B 1900 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Doncaster Never
® Tenor 8-1-2635" A 1900 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Doncaster Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
4th31"1832Thomas Mears IINeverRecast in 1900
5th33½"1670John HodsonNeverRecast in 1900
Tenor37"1602Robert MotNeverRecast in 1900

History

1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower.
1602 Tenor (of 3) recast by Robert Mot.
1670 Middle bell recast by John Hodson.
1832 Treble (of 3) recast by Thomas Mears II.
1856 -62 Tower restored by Sir G.G.Scott.
1861 Spire rebuilt.
1882 3 trebles added to augment the ring to 6.
1900 The back 3 bells were recast and the ring rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
1931 Bells rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
1963 Bells rehung by Mears & Stainbank.

Articles

  • "St Mary the Virgin, Hayes, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 23 February 1973
  • Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2016-01-035024 Lessness Surprise Major
    2013-11-235040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    2009-01-035120 Bristol Surprise Major
    2008-11-115040 Surprise Minor (8m)
    2007-10-215056 Aberdeen Surprise Major
    2004-09-045040 Surprise Minor
    1995-03-125024 Cambridge Surprise Major
    1994-03-195056 Plain Bob Major
    1994-02-185152 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
    1993-11-205024 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    1993-03-045184 Kent Treble Bob Major
    1993-02-065024 Bristol Surprise Major
    1992-06-205184 Bristol Surprise Major
    1991-11-095040 Stedman Triples
    1991-09-285056 Plain Bob Major
    1991-06-225056 Plain Bob Major
    1991-02-235040 Grandsire Triples
    1991-01-265024 Barrow-Upon-Soar Delight Major
    1990-07-145072 Plain Bob Major
    1990-03-175040 Plain Bob Major
    1989-08-065040 Stedman Triples
    1989-03-185184 Bristol Surprise Major
    1988-07-095088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    1988-06-185088 London Surprise Major
    1988-02-275024 Cambridge Surprise Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-11-021288 Middlesex Triples
    2019-09-261260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2019-09-131260 St Peter Bob Triples
    2019-05-011344 Plain Bob Major
    2018-11-031260 Grandsire Triples
    2018-03-151320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2017-04-081260 Grandsire Triples
    2016-10-261260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
    2016-10-011344 Plain Bob Major
    2016-09-111344 Plain Bob Major
    2016-06-121260 Grandsire Triples
    2015-11-211320 Castleton Delight Minor
    2015-10-031344 Plain Bob Major
    2015-07-051344 Plain Bob Major
    2014-12-131280 Copper Surprise Major
    2014-11-151320 Newcastle Surprise Minor
    2012-09-091260 Grandsire Triples
    2012-07-071280 Rutland Surprise Major
    2010-06-121320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2008-10-111274 Grandsire Triples
    2008-10-041288 Grandsire Triples
    2004-12-041309 Grandsire Doubles
    1997-04-051260 Grandsire Triples
    1996-12-211280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    1996-12-071260 Plain 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