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Fabian Stedman Commemorated


Hough-on-the-Hill quarter peal band, in the order they rang L-R:
David Whetton, David Marshall, John Underwood, Phil Wild, Chris Woodcock.

On Wednesday 27th November 2013 five members of the Ancient Society of College Youths, three from Lincolnshire and two from Nottinghamshire, met at All Saints Hough-on-the-Hill in Lincolnshire to ring a quarter peal of Stedman Doubles on the back five bells to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of Fabian Stedman, 46th Master of the Ancient Society of College Youths.

It was decided to go and ring a quarter peal of Stedman Doubles on the back five bells at Hough-on-the-Hill because the back five bells were all cast by Tobias III Norris in 1683, which was the same year that Fabian Stedman was Master of the Ancient Society of College Youths (Nov 1682 - Nov 1683), so it seemed appropriate that the Society rang some Stedman Doubles on these bells in memory of him. The three Lincolnshire ringers are also resident members of the Lincoln Diocesan Guild and one of the Nottinghamshire ringers is a non resident member of the Lincoln Diocesan Guild.

Ancient Society of College Youths
Hough-on-the-Hill
, Lincolnshire
All Saints
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 in 45 mins (14 cwt)
1260 Stedman Doubles
Composed by Fabian Stedman

1 David A. Whetton (Messingham, Lincs)
2 David J. Marshall (Plumtree, Notts)
3 John F. Underwood (Lincoln, Lincs)
4 Philip R. Wild (Gedling, Notts)
5 Christopher C. P. Woodcock (Cond) (Potterhanworth, Lincs)

Rung on the back five to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of Fabian Stedman, 46th Master of the Ancient Society of College Youths, who was buried at St Andrew’s Undershaft in the City of London on 16th November 1713. the district.

The back five bells here at Hough on the Hill were all cast in 1683 the year in which Fabian Stedman was Master of the Ancient Society of College Youths (being elected Master in Nov 1682 and holding office for a year until Nov 1683).

First quarter of Stedman Doubles: 1.




All Saints, Hough-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire.


C. C. P. Woodcock