Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
All Saints, Hitcham, Suffolk
Place Hitcham
All Saints
Grid Ref TL984510
Postcode IP7 7NN
Lat, Long 52.12256, 0.89729Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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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 8 (full circle ring), tenor 15-2-14 in FSee below
Frames 2See below
URL http://www.suffolkbells.org.uk/towers/hitcham1.html
Affiliation Suffolk Guild
Dove tower ID 13509
Ring of 8, tenor 15-2-14 in F
Bells 8 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 15-2-14 (1750 lb or 794 kg) in F (702.5 Hz)
TowerBase ID 2497View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-3-15 1405.0 F 27.00" 2019 John Taylor & Co F N
2 4-2-23 1326.1 E 27.75" 1887 John Taylor & Co F N
3 4-1-11 1181.5 D 29.38" 1837 Thomas II Mears R Y
4 5-0-20 1052.6 C 31.38" 1837 Thomas II Mears R Y
5 6-2-6 937.7 B♭ 34.25" (1697) Henry Pleasant R Y
6 7-3-20 885.1 A 36.31" 1697 Henry Pleasant R Y
7 11-1-3 788.5 G 41.19" 1755 Thomas Gardiner R Y
8 15-2-14 702.5 F 45.63" 1744 Thomas Gardiner R Y
Details of frames
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
9 c1525
[2016]
Oak unidentified NonStandard NonStd
1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 2020 Cast iron John Taylor & Co 8.3.A.h 8.3
Update log
03/12/2020 fr2 (now fr9): date amended [Neal Dodge via e-mail]
03/12/2020 1: diam added [D Paul Mason via e-mail]
02/12/2020 fr1: material amended, truss,layout added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
01/12/2020 Now a ring of 8, tenor from 16½cwt to 15-2-14 [Paul Mason, JT&Co via Email]
01/12/2020 1,2: details added; 3-8: weight,nominal,canons,turning amended; 5; welded; Fr1 >> Fr2 (now Fr9); new Fr1 installed [Phil Denton via 00014144]
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]
24/11/2019 3: cracked; Nu1,Nu2 added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]