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

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
1991-01-265024 Barrow-Upon-Soar Delight Major
1975-09-085024 Spliced Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
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
1990-11-251296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1989-08-181260 Grandsire Doubles
1989-06-251260 Plain Bob Minor
1988-04-241260 Plain Bob Doubles
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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