Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
All Saints, Hitcham, Suffolk
Place Hitcham
All Saints
Grid Ref TL984510
Lat, Long 52.12256, 0.89729Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
Postcode IP7 7NN
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Lieutenancy area Suffolk
Country England
Diocese St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 6 U/R, tenor 16½ cwt in FSee below
Frames 1See below
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]
Ring of 6, tenor 16½ cwt in F
TowerBase 2497View Felstead peals
Bells 6 U/REdit details
Tenor 16½ cwt (~1850 lb or ~840 kg) in F (698.0Hz)
Additional information One bell (or more) cracked or broken; unringable; Future plans: to become 8; restoration work under way
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 B♭ 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
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6 c1499 Oak unidentified NonStandard NonStd