The Rings of Eight

 
Order Year of creation Tower Tenor when created Tenor now Comments
1. 1678MAIDSTONE, All Saints30 cwt approx.32-0-20There are records of 6 bells here in 1667 & 8 bells in 1719. The tenor was recast and the bells were rehung in 1678, so this is a plausible date for their augmentation to 8. Augmented to 10: 1784.







2. 1701DEPTFORD, St Nicholas20-1-419¼ cwt approx.Tenor & treble only left.







3. 1702DARTFORD, Holy Trinity18¾ cwt approx.18-2-1







4. 1718CRANBROOK, St DunstanUnknown21-2-15







5. 1720WINGHAM, Collegiate Church of St Mary the Virgin19-1-019¼ cwt approxAll the original bells are still there!







6. 1724DOVER, St Mary the Virgin16-3-2615-2-9







7. 1727CANTERBURY, Cathedral & Metropolitical Church of Christ30 cwt approx.34-3-4Augmented to 10 in 1802 and 12 in 1923.







8. 1731GREENWICH, St Alfege25 cwt approx.23-2-14Augmented to 10: 1734.







9. 1734WYE, Ss Gregory & Martin"26 cwt approx."19-1-8Augmented to 10: 1999.







11. 1742HARRIETSHAM, St John the Baptist12½ cwt approx.12-2-12







12. 1748FAVERSHAM, St Mary of Charity18 cwt approx.16¾ cwt approx.







13. 1748NEW ROMNEY, St Nicholas18-0-1415-1-13







14. 1751LENHAM, St Mary23-0-021-0-14







15. 1753CHIDDINGSTONE, St Mary the Virgin20 cwt approx.17-0-3







16. 1754WROTHAM, St George20 cwt approx.20-0-10







17. 1762ASHFORD, St Mary the Virgin22 cwt approx.21-2-22







18. 1763ELHAM, St Mary the Virgin15-2-1113-2-15







19. 1766HEADCORN, Ss Peter & Paul21 cwt approx.21-0-5







20. 1766LEWISHAM, St Mary the Virgin15-2-1621-1-14







21. 1769TENTERDEN, St Mildred30 cwt approx.27-3-23The heaviest ring of 8.







22. 1769SEVENOAKS, St Nicholas21-2-216-2-10







23. 1773BROMLEY, Ss Peter & Paul19¾ cwt approx.16-2-8







24. 1774TONBRIDGE, Ss Peter & Paul21 cwt approx.19-1-0







25. 1775GOUDHURST, St Mary the Virgin27 cwt approx.23¾ cwt approx.







26. 1775HADLOW, St Mary13½ cwt approx.12-3-0







27. 1778FOLKESTONE, Ss Mary & Eanswythe22 cwt approx.25-1-5







28. 1778ASH NEXT SANDWICH, St NicholasUnknown21-3-0Augmented to 10: 1978.







29. 1779SANDWICH, St Peter15-2-915-2-9Currently unringable







30. 1784BIDDENDEN, All Saints22½ cwt approx.22½ cwt approx.







31. 1802BORDEN, Ss Peter & Paul22 cwt approx.22 cwt approx.







32. 1802BENENDEN, St George20 cwt approx.18-0-24Augmented to 12: 2003.







33. 1802HYTHE, St Leonard18-2-019-3-3Augmented to 10: 1861. Reduced to 8 in 1891 and back to 10 in 1992.







34. 1811GILLINGHAM, St Mary Magdalene11-1-1811-1-18







35. 1819ROLVENDEN, St Mary the Virgin16 cwt approx.15-0-7







36. 1821WOOLWICH, St Mary Magdalene13-3-612-3-6







37. 1823MARGATE, St John the Baptist26 cwt approx.21-2-3







38. 1837WESTERHAM, St Mary19-0-923-0-17







39. 1844CANTERBURY, St Stephen10-2-2810-1-26







40. 1846FRITTENDEN, St Mary13 cwt approx.15-1-4







41. 1847HAWKHURST, St Laurence23-0-1923-0-19







42. 1858CHISLEHURST, St Nicholas16-1-2115-2-19







43. 1860CLIFFE AT HOO, St Helen14-2-1813-2-10







44. 1874DEPTFORD, St John14-0-1814-0-18







45. 1876CRAYFORD, St Paulinus12-1-1011-2-15







46. 1880MERSHAM, St John the Baptist14 cwt approx.12-3-18







47. 1882ERITH, St John the Baptist16 cwt approx.16 cwt approx.







48. 1883CHILHAM, St Mary19 cwt approx.17-2-0







49. 1884WEST MALLING, St Mary the Virgin12-1-210-1-9







50. 1885STAPLEHURST, All Saints21-2-1319-2-7Augmented to 10: 1997.







51. 1885AYLESFORD, St Peter13-2-713-2-7







52. 1886HERNHILL, St Michael8½ cwt approx.7-1-10







53. 1886LEE, St Margaret14-1-136-0-10Now a chime of 16.







54. 1886TUNBRIDGE WELLS, St Peter11-2-214-0-3







55. 1887SPELDHURST, St Mary the Virgin13-1-2613 cwt approx.







56. 1890ST LAURENCE IN THANET, St Laurence17-0-2114-1-19







57. 1890BOUGHTON UNDER BLEAN, Ss Peter & Paul12-1-1211-0-6







58. 1891OSPRINGE, Ss Peter & Paul17-1-817-1-8







59. 1891BIRLING, All Saints8-0-226-3-16







60. 1892WALMER, St Mary18-2-1218-0-9







61. 1892ST PETER IN THANET, St Peter the Apostle14-3-913-2-22







62. 1896ROCHESTER, St Margaret10-3-99-2-8







63. 1896EDENBRIDGE, Ss Peter & Paul14½ cwt approx.14-0-7







64. 1896PENSHURST, St John the Baptist17-2-1117-2-11







65. 1897SITTINGBOURNE, St Michael20-1-619-0-6







66. 1898CHATHAM, St Mary the Virgin (The Victoria Tower)25-0-21







67. 1900APPLEDORE, Ss Peter & Paul12-0-1512-0-15







68. 1900SELLING, St Mary the Virgin9-3-105-3-26







69. 1901BIRCHINGTON ON SEA, All Saints7-3-208-2-17







70. 1902BECKENHAM, St George14-2-1814-0-2Augmented to 10: 1934.







71. 1903EYNSFORD, St Martin9-2-109-2-13







72. 1904SWANSCOMBE, Ss Peter & Paul18-0-518-0-5







73. 1904ROCHESTER, Christ & the Blessed Virgin Mary26 cwt approx.30-0-14







74. 1904LYMINGE, Ss Mary & Eadburga18-0-1115-3-25







75. 1907SHOREHAM, Ss Peter & Paul10-1-79-1-16







76. 1909MARDEN, St Michael & All Angels14-2-014-1-0







77. 1910BROMLEY COMMON, St Luke15-1-815-1-8







78. 1913RAINHAM, St Margaret18-0-2018-0-20







79. 1915ERITH, Christ Church17-0-2317-0-23







80. 1920FRINDSBURY, All Saints15-3-415-2-4







81. 1920NORTHFLEET, St Botolph16 cwt approx.14-0-10







82. 1920LINTON, St Nicholas15 cwt approx.15 cwt approx.







83. 1923CHERITON, St Martin7-2-56-2-8







84. 1923TUNSTALL, St John the Baptist8-2-410-1-8







85. 1924BRENCHLEY, All Saints17-2-2417-3-24







86. 1924ELTHAM, St John the Baptist10-2-2410-2-24







87. 1926LYDD, All Saints15-2-715-2-7







88. 1930MILTON, Ss Peter & Paul11-3-211-3-2







89. 1933THROWLEY, St Michael & All Angels12-1-812-1-8







91. 1938BEXLEY, St Mary the Virgin7-2-67-0-18







91. 1935CHISLEHURST, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary19-1-1719-1-17







92. 1949MEOPHAM, St John the Baptist12-1-10







93. 1955HORSMONDEN, St Margaret19-0-2717-2-10







94. 1973WHITSTABLE, St Alphege3-1-133-1-13The lightest ring of 8.







95. 1979EAST FARLEIGH, The Parish Church7¾ cwt approx7¾ cwt approx







96. 1979MAIDSTONE, St Michael & All Angels6-1-246-1-24







97. 1987GREAT CHART, St Mary the Virgin13-0-1613-0-16







98. 1993BICKLEY, St George14-1-914-1-9







99. 1995HOO ST WERBURGH, St Werburgh15-3-615-3-6







100. 1998WITTERSHAM, St John the Baptist16-2-816-2-8







101. 1998SHELDWICH, St James7-1-267-0-26







102. 2002BRABOURNE, St Mary the Blessed Virgin11-2-1511-2-15







103. 2005BRASTED, St Martin9-2-29-2-2







104. 2007HORTON KIRBY, St Mary5-2-266-1-2







105. 2007CHEVENING, St Botolph10-1-1310-1-13







106. 2008EASTRY, St Mary the Blessed Virgin16-3-2016-3-20







107. 2009CHELSFIELD, St Martin of Tours10-3-1410-3-14







108. 2011HERNE, St Martin12-2-512-2-5







109. 2012EDENBRIDGE, Fircroft Way (The Royal Jubilee Bells)9-1-25Transferred to the River Thames then the City of London (St James Garlickhythe).







110. 2014LYMPNE, St Stephen11-2-411-2-4







111. 2016HOLLINGBOURNE, All Saints13-2-2413-1-24