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EAST PECKHAM, St Michael

6 bells
Tenor 14 cwt approx. in G flat
Grid Ref. TQ662522
Tonbridge District
Retuning: Never subsequently retuned
Ground Floor
Church redundant
PEALS

DETAILS OF THE BELLS

Bell Weight Diameter Pitch Cast Founder

1

5 cwt approx

30"

E flat

1825

Thomas Mears II

2

6 cwt approx

32"

D flat

1785

William Mears

3

7 cwt approx

35"

C flat

1785

William Mears

4

8-3-5

36"

B flat

1890

Mears & Stainbank

5

10 cwt approx

39"

A flat

1747

Robert Catlin

6

14 cwt approx.

43"

G flat

1812

Thomas Mears II

1. T MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1825
JOHN BIGGENDEN
WILLIAM ALLEN
} CHURCHWARDENS
2. WM MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1785 MESSRS JNO BIGGENDEN & THOS PATTENDEN CH. WARDENS
3. WM MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1785 MESSRS JNO BIGGENDEN & THOS PATTENDEN CH. WARDENS
4. [to be advised]
5. ROBERT CATLIN CAST AND HUNG US ALL 1747
6. THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1812
EDWD MONCKTON
JOHN JEFFERY
} CHURCHWARDENS

The bells depart greatly from the standard scales.  The tenor and treble are rather sharp compared with the rest.

EARLIER BELL

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Cast

Founder

Fate

4th (of 6)

9-0-19

36"

1747

Robert Catlin

Recast 1890

5. PROSPERITY TO THIS PARISH R C FECIT 1747

HISTORY

1747

4th and present and 5th cast by Robert Catlin.

1785

Present 2nd and 3rd cast.

1812

Tenor recast by Thomas Mears.

1825

2 trebles cast by Thomas Mears.

1890

4th recast.

1907

Bells rehung by Gillett & Johnston.