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FRITTENDEN, St Mary

Photo DrL 31st Dec 2005

8 bells
Tenor 15-1-4 in G flat
Grid Ref. TQ813409
Ashford District
Frame: 1928 Gillett & Johnston (2 tier)
Retuning: Never subsequently retuned
Upstairs Ringing Room
PEALS

DETAILS OF THE BELLS

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Cast

Founder

1

4-0-24

26"

1928

Gillett & Johnston

2

4-2-9

267/16"

1928

Gillett & Johnston

3

4-2-17

27⅞"

1928

Gillett & Johnston

4

5-1-1

29⅞"

1928

Gillett & Johnston

5

7-0-15

33"

1928

Gillett & Johnston

6

7-2-21

347/16"

1928

Gillett & Johnston

7

11-0-0

38"

1928

Gillett & Johnston

8

15-1-4

4215/16"

1928

Gillett & Johnston

INSCRIPTIONS

Bells not yet inspected by the Lovesguide editor, but the Gillett & Johnston notice suggests the following:

1. Recast by Gillett & Johnston Croydon
2. Recast by Gillett & Johnston Croydon
3. Recast by Gillett & Johnston Croydon
4. Recast by Gillett & Johnston Croydon
5. Recast by Gillett & Johnston Croydon
6. Recast by Gillett & Johnston Croydon
7. Recast by Gillett & Johnston Croydon
8.

This peal of eight bells was
recast and rehung by
Admiral Sir Arthur Moore
in memory of his father, a
former Rector of the Parish
1928
Recast by
Gillett & Johnston, Croydon

The Rev. H. M. Keathley, B.A. ............ Rector
  C. J. Oakeley
  W. Hunt
} .......................Churchwardens

The bells are tuned to the Just Tuned scale.

FORMER BELLS

Bell

Cast Weight

Diameter

Note

Cast

Founder

Tuning (1804)

1

4-0-17 26"

G

1847

Charles & George Mears

2

4-2-14 273/8"

F sharp

1804

Thomas Mears I

Tuned a little

3

5-1-18 291/2"

E

1804

Thomas Mears I

Maiden bell

4

5-3-7 307/8"

D

1804

Thomas Mears I

Maiden bell

5

7-0-21 333/8"

C

1803

Thomas Mears I

Maiden bell

6

7-2-11 347/8"

B

1803

Thomas Mears I

Tuned a little

7

9-0-26 373/4"

A

1804

Thomas Mears I

Skirted

8

13-0-2 423/8"

G

1847

Charles & George Mears

1. GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO C & G MEARS LONDINI FECERUNT 1847
2. THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1804
3. THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1804
4. THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1804
5. THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1803
6. THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1803
7. THOMAS MEARS OF LONDON FECIT 1804
8. GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO C & G MEARS LONDINI FECERUNT 1847

HISTORY

1803

Date on 4th and 5th of new ring of 6.

1804

New ring of 6 cast by Thomas Mears. These were a Minor 6.

1847

Treble and tenor added by Charles & George Mears to complete the octave.

1928

Bells recast into a new ring of eight by Gillett & Johnston.

1929

The last 2 bells (2nd and 7th) were tuned a couple of days into January. The bells were then hung in a new two tier frame in the tower.

1929

21st Feb

Bells dedicated by the Bishop of Dover.

GALLERY

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