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Necton

All Saints

6, tenor 12-0-0 in F#

No practice

Deemed unringable for the last three decades or so, this complete ring of six by Thomas Mears junior is now back in ringing order thanks primarily to the efforts of Peter Trent and the enthusiasm of Rev Stephen Thorp and his churchwardens.

The church is mainly 15c, the tower being rebuilt in 1865, and like its big sister at Swaffham is crowned with a distinctive cupola (although minus the spirelet). The bells, cast in 1833 from an older ring of five, were re-hung with new (plain) bearings and fittings in the 1930’s by Bowells of Ipswich whilst retaining the original frame.

Look out for the fine medieval carved roof with its many varied figures. (Roger Peckham)

 

Location

  • BranchWestern
  • CountyNorfolk
  • PostcodePE37 8HE
  • DioceseNorwich
  • Latitude52.65300
  • Longitude0.77549
  • Grid RefTF878097

Ringing

  • Bells6
  • Tenor12-0-0 in F#
  • ConditionLimited
  • AccessibilityGood
  • Short flight of even spirial stairs
  • Practice DayNo practice
  • Sunday Service RingingNone
  • First PealPlain Bob Minor
  • 26 November 1932

Extra Information

  • Toilet Available

Membership

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Contact

  • No contact information is available

One comment on “Necton”

  • Revd Stephen Thorp says:

    Looking forward to our special Thanksgiving & Rededication Service of the Bells on Sunday 22nd July 2018 at 3.00pm with the Bishop of Lynn – The Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick. The service will precede & conclude with a period of open ringing. Many, many thanks to all those involved with the restoration of these bells, especially the contractor Matthew Higby & Co Ltd of Holcombe Somerset; Necton PCC; The Norwich Diocesan Association of Ringers; Mr Jan Churchill, Mr Ian Dalglish, Mr George Goodman and the regular ringing team at Necton, especially Ms Helen Lewis, Tower Captain and all those who gave so generously. The bells have been completely reordered, rehung and retuned and sound terrific. Thank you one and all. Thanks be to God.

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