[Bell Historians] Kingshithe, was The Botley Youths

'David Cawley' davidl.cawley@btinternet.com [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Wed Dec 6 22:09:01 GMT 2017

Cannot identify Kinghithe. The particulars of St George-in-the-East old
Bells were:

Treble       33"            6  1  24    1820   Thomas Mears II
2nd            34 1/2"    7   1  20      "                 "
3rd             36 1/4"    8  2  1`7  1751    Thomas Lester
4th	    40 1/4"  12  0   2    1820    Thomas Mears II
5th	    43"         13  0   8    1751     Thomas Lester
6th             45 1/2"  15 0  26    1938     Mears & Stainbank
7th	   50 3/4"  20 2   2      1820     Thomas Mears II
Tenor      56 3/4"  28  1   4         "                 "
C#  Before tuning it was given as 30-1-15

The 3rd and 5th being the survivors of the 1751 Thomas Lester 8, of which
six were recast in 1820 and the 6th again in 1938 when all were rehung in a
new frame. A tablet in the tower commemorates this. The Bells came down in
the Blitz of London (the 1938 rehang kept the old timber frame) and the
metal is said to have been said to have been stolen, hence the light weight
(6-0-9 in C) of the present eight which were cast from the metal of the old
six from Hornsey.


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Sent: 06 December 2017 18:05
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Subject: [Bell Historians] Kingshithe, was The Botley Youths

On 02/12/2017 23:04, Ted Steele teds.bells at tesco.net [bellhistorians] wrote:
> I have been browsing Bells Life in London looking for something else 
> and found another Botley peal, ...

Having sent the above I have now taken a closer look at the original and see
that below it is a peal at Worcester and then one of 5,003 Grandsire caters
at St. George's, Kingshithe. The tenor weight is given as 34 cwt although
this does not necessarily confirm a ring of eight rather than a ten or
twelve. I am unable to trace Kingshithe but given its likely riverside
location I wonder if this is an old name for St. 
George-in-the-East, Wapping Stepney. This apparently had an eight of such a
weight but I can find nothing to relate it to the name Kingshithe. Can
anyone confirm and perhaps give details of the bells that were lost in the
war please.





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