Tewin is in the Eastern District of the Herts County Association of Change Ringers. For more information on Bells In Hertfordshire go to HCAR

 

Practice Night

Wednesday 8:00 pm

Service Ringing

1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday @ 9:00 am

3rd Sunday @ 10:45 am

1st & 3rd Sunday @ 6:00 pm

Secretary

 

 

 

 

David Hall

15 Maple Grove

Welwyn Garden City

Herts   AL7 1NQ


01707 884274 

 

susan.hall57@ntlworld.com

 

          

                                                                

 

                                            

                                                                

 

                                  

 

 

 

There are 6 Bells hung in a wooden frame. They run on ball bearings and were quarter turned and rehung on cast iron headstocks in 1973. They have been ‘turned’ a least twice before.   The present third, fourth, fifth and tenor are as cast in 1673 from the metal of earlier bells. The trebel of the 1673 peal of 5 bells was recast in 1799 At this time a new frame was installed with space, ‘pit’, for a sixth bell. It was not until 1939 that this pit was filled with the present treble to make a ring of 6.

 

At the same time as this bell was hung the tower was reinforced and the tie bars can be seen in the belfry. It is interesting to note that this bell was not ring for services until the end of the war in 1945.

 

There has been some doubt as to the weight of the bells and for many years they have been quoted as an 11 cwt ring but it is believed that it is actually a 81/4 cwt ring. Recent measurements from which estimates have been made and the Whitechapel records suggest that the latter weight is nearer the truth. They have not been weighed.

 

 

Diam

Wt, early

Wt, recent

Inscription

Treble

25”

3 cwt

3-2-17

ARTHUR COLEMAN VIDLER RECTOR 1912-1930 MEARS & STAINBANK FOUNDERS LONDON 1939

2

27/4”

4 cwt

4V4 cwt

JOHN BRIANT HERTFORD FECIT 1799/ T.DEAN C.WARDEN

3

28”

6 cwt

AYi cwt

ANTHONY CHANDLER MADE ME 1673

4

31"

8 cwt

5Yi cwt

AC. 1673PRAISE YE THE LORD

5

33”

10 cwt

6 Vs cwt

ANTHONY CHANDLER MADE ME 1673

Tenor

31 VA

11 cwt

8V4 cwt

G.W.N.A CHURCHWARDENS AC. 1673

 

The earliest Peal on the bells is shown on the refurbished peal board in the tower and was 5040 changes of Bob Doubles on the 10th October 1906 in 3 hours which is slow by today’s standards.