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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 Retuned
Treble 4-0-1026½" F♯ 1882 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
2 4-3-028¼" E 1882 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
3 5-1-930¼" D 1882 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
4 5-3-2130⅞" C♯ 1900 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
5 6-3-2733" B 1900 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
Tenor 8-1-2635" A 1900 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
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
    1993-11-205024 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    1993-02-065024 Bristol Surprise Major
    1991-02-235040 Grandsire Triples
    1991-01-265024 Barrow-Upon-Soar Delight Major
    1989-08-065040 Stedman Triples
    1985-11-165184 London Surprise Major
    1984-11-175056 London Surprise Major
    1980-05-245184 Spliced Surprise Major
    1978-08-275152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    1977-12-035040 Stedman Triples
    1976-11-285088 Spliced Surprise Major (8 Methods)
    1975-11-015040 Stedman Triples
    1975-09-085024 Spliced Surprise Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    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
    2004-12-041309 Grandsire Doubles
    1997-04-051260 Grandsire Triples
    1996-12-071260 Plain Bob Minor
    1990-11-251296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    1989-08-181260 Grandsire Doubles
    1989-06-251260 Plain Bob Minor
    1988-04-241260 Plain Bob Doubles
    1977-09-041260 Stedman Triples
    Full list of peals here
    Full list of quarters here

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