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Barming, St Margaret


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As dispatched in 1950)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 9-0-89-3-739" G 1883 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2014 Whitechapel
5 6-2-197-1-1634⅞" A 1883 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2014 Whitechapel
4 5-1-135-3-2231⅞" B 1883 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2014 Whitechapel
3 4-2-94-2-1029¾" C William Chamberlain 2014 Whitechapel
2 3-3-154-1-1628" D 1883 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2014 Whitechapel
Treble 3-2-84-0-126⅜" E 1897 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2014 Whitechapel

Inscriptions

Prior to 1883.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 3)4-0-91616Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1883
Tenor (of 3)5-2-81629Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1883

History

1442 - 1468 Present 3rd cast. Later became 3rd of a ring of 4.
1616 Treble of ring of four cast by Joseph Hatch.
1629 Tenor of ring of four cast by Joseph Hatch.
1883 Only 3 of the 4 bells survived. Bells 1 and 4 recast by Mears & Stainbank, the missing 2nd was cast, and a new tenor was added, all of which were hung in a new timber frame, forming a ring of 5.
1884 11th Feb. Bells dedicated.
1897 Treble bell added to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
1950 Bells rehung on ball bearings.
2014 The bells were retuned by Whitechapel and rehung with new fittings by Whites of Appleton.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2010-07-205040 Surprise Minor
2005-12-305040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2002-06-045040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2011-08-051320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2010-11-061320 Grandsire Doubles
2007-10-221296 Plain Bob Minor
2007-02-171260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 1 April 2016