Stoke-on-Tern, St Peter

Stoke-on-Tern, St Peter

6 bells, tenor 8-0-0 in BGround floorSJ 638280

Sunday: By arrangement

Bells 2 - 6 were cast by Thomas Mears II at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London in 1819 and were transferred from the earlier church. The treble was cast by Mears and Stainbank at the same foundry in 1874 when the present church was built. The bells all have their canons and hang from wooden headstocks in plain bearings in a wooden frame. (Pickford 6.9: A1, B2, C3, D4, E5, F6). There is an uninscribed sanctus bell hanging in a stone cot on the east gable of the nave.

The ringing room is reached via a spiral staircase from the kitchen in the base of the tower.

There is a small parking area at the churchyard gate. The church is isolated and no facilities are available nearby.

Inscriptions

Stoke on Tern tenor

The Tenor bell

Stoke on Tern fittings

Details of the straps holding
the second bell to its headstock

Stoke on Tern date

The date of the back five bells

Stoke on Tern founder

The founder of the back five bells