Barming, St Margaret

Photo: Postcard

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9-0-8 in G.
  • Grid Ref: TQ720542
  • Rung from: Glazed Gallery
  • Frame: 1883 Mears & Stainbank, made of timber
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Maidstone
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
(As dispatched in 1950)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
® Treble 3-2-84-0-126⅜" E 1897 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel2014 Whitechapel
® 2 3-3-154-1-1628" D 1883 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel2014 Whitechapel
® 3 4-2-94-2-1029¾" C William Chamberlain2014 Whitechapel
® 4 5-1-135-3-2231⅞" B 1883 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel2014 Whitechapel
® 5 6-2-197-1-1634⅞" A 1883 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel2014 Whitechapel
® Tenor 9-0-89-3-739" G 1883 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel2014 Whitechapel

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


Prior to 1883

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Treble (of 3)4-0-91616Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1883
Tenor (of 3)5-2-81629Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1883


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.
2020-03-165760 Spliced Thirds Place Delight Minor (42m)
2019-08-285040 Surprise Minor (8m)
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.
2020-01-271260 Doubles (2m)
2019-11-181260 Plain Bob Minor
2019-09-291260 Plain Bob Doubles
2019-09-161320 London Surprise Minor
2019-04-021272 Durham Surprise Minor
2019-03-191260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2019-03-181260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2019-03-071260 Plain Bob Doubles
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
1986-03-161320 Plain Bob Doubles
1986-02-121260 Doubles (5m)
1984-03-181260 Plain Bob Doubles
1983-12-011320 Double Oxford Bob Minor
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

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