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Place Hitcham
All Saints
Grid Ref TL984510
Lat, Long 52.12256, 0.89729 (Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap)
Postcode IP7 7NN
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County Suffolk
Country England
Diocese St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
TowerBase 2497 See Felstead Peals
Bells 6 (see below) | Edit Details
Tenor 16½cwt (~1850lb or ~840kg) in F (698.0Hz)
Frames 1 Show Details
Additional information Unringable; one bell (or more) cracked or broken; restoration work under way; to become 8
URL http://www.suffolkbells.org.uk/towers/hitcham1.html
Affiliation Suffolk Guild
Updates 24/11/2019: Bells being restored, augmented, rehung in a new frame [TimJ (#254 info D Potter, JT) via e-mail]
24/11/2019: 3 is cracked (but will be welded as part of restn scheme) [TimJ (#254 info D Potter) via e-mail]


Hitcham, Suffolk
All Saints
Bells Hide Details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
Nu1 F 2019 John Taylor & Co
Nu2 E 27.75" 1887 John Taylor & Co
1 5cwt 1168.0 D 29.38" 1837 Thomas II Mears Y N
2 5¾cwt 1050.0 C 31.38" 1837 Thomas II Mears Y N
3 7½cwt 941.0 Bb 34.25" (1697) Henry Pleasant Y 4
4 8¼cwt 880.0 A 36.31" 1697 Henry Pleasant Y N
5 12cwt 764.0 G 41.19" 1755 Thomas Gardiner Y N
6 16½cwt 698.0 F 45.63" 1744 Thomas Gardiner Y N
Source: Raven; Dove tenor wt; C Garner; P Denton(RWMC); TimJ(REMRKS254)

Contributed by: John Baldwin
Last updated: 24/11/2019