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Wells-next-the-Sea

S Nicholas

8, tenor 16-3-16 in F#

Tuesday 19h30 except 1st

Although it appears to be very traditional looking, St Nicholas is in fact only just over 130 years old. The medieval building was destroyed by fire caused by lightning in 1879.

1890 saw the present ring cast by Taylors replacing the lost ring of eight.

Until 1953 Wells could be reached by train quite easily from Kings Lynn and until 1964 from almost anywhere in mid-Norfolk via Dereham and Fakenham. A branch also ran round to the harbour quay. Alas, very little remains today of this once busy little terminus. However the Wells & Walsingham Miniature railway, built on the trackbed of the GER provides an attraction for visitors.  (Roger Peckham)

Location

  • BranchWestern
  • CountyNorfolk
  • PostcodeNR23 1JA
  • DioceseNorwich
  • Latitude52.95148
  • Longitude0.85379
  • Grid RefTF918431

Ringing

  • Bells8
  • Tenor16-3-16 in F#
  • ConditionGood
  • AccessibilityUnknown
  • Practice DayTuesday 19h30 except 1st
  • Sunday Service Ringing10h00
  • First PealPlain Bob Major
  • 27 December 1751

Extra Information

Membership

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2001
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2005
3
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9
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2011
5
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5
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6
2014
9
2015

Contact

  • Mrs S Randemail
  • (01328) 710208

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