Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S James, Bicknor, Kent
Place Bicknor
S James
Grid Ref TQ860588
Postcode ME9 8AY
Lat, Long 51.29808, 0.66725Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Kent
Country England
Diocese Canterbury
Church Church of England
Listed Gr II* by Historic England
Rings 4 U/R (full circle ring), tenor 2 cwt in GSee below
Frames 1See below
Affiliation Kent County Association
Dove tower ID 12966
Ring of 4, tenor 2 cwt in G
Bells 4 U/R (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 2 cwt (~220 lb or ~100 kg) in G (1574.0 Hz)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Additional information One bell (or more) from ring hung for swing chiming - all bells have very small wheels designed for swing chiming; steel bells; unringable; No stays or sliders; No mains electricity; tuning: (approx) 1,3-5 of 5 but hums are in tune
TowerBase ID 461View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 ½ cwt 2334.0 D 14.88" 1862 Naylor, Vickers & Co A N
2 ¾ cwt 2012.0 B 17.63" 1862 Naylor, Vickers & Co A N
3 1 cwt 1795.0 A 19.50" 1862 Naylor, Vickers & Co A N
4 2 cwt 1574.0 G 20.88" 1862 Naylor, Vickers & Co A N
Details of frame
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4 Timber unidentified 6.B 5.1
Update log
23/04/2020 1-3: (app)wt added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
05/02/2020 1-4: turning added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
01/02/2020 Tenor note amended (from F#) [B Hibbert/M Higby/TimJ(#262) via pNBR]
01/02/2020 1-4: nominal,frameid added,note amended; fr1: details added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]