Stockton, St Chad

Stockton, St Chad

6 bells, tenor 13-0-20 in ESJ 729997

Sunday: by arrangement - check with tower correspondent

None of the bells has cannons and all hang from metal headstocks on ball bearings in an 'H' frame with metal beams and braces.

The Treble, second and third were recast by John Taylor & Co of Loughborough in 1909. The fourth was cast by Thomas Mears in 1812, the fifth by William Clibury of Wellington in 1634, and the Tenor in 1651 by an unknown founder, probably Thomas Clibury II.

Access to the ringing room is via an external door at the north-east corner of the tower. The stairs are very narrow and steep. The church is isolated with no facilities in the vicinity. Parking is available at the east end of the church.

Inscriptions

Stockton tenor

The Tenor bell

Stockton tenor lettering

Lettering on the Tenor bell

Stockton tenor date

The date on the Tenor bell

Stockton 5th

The fifth bell

Stockton 5th date

The date on the fifth bell

Stockton 5th decoration

Decoration on the fifth bell

Stockton Taylor badge

The foundry stamp of John Taylor & Co
on the front three bells

Stockton 5th lettering

Lettering on the fifth bell

Stockton trebles date

The date on the three trebles

Stockton 4th name

The founder's name on the fourth bell

Stockton 3rd founder

The original founder of the third bell

Stockton rules

The 1782 ringers' rules in the ringing room