Header
  
High Halden
 

High Halden, St Mary the Virgin


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4-1-2028" D♯ 1913 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat Never
® 2 5-0-829½" C♯ 1955 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat 1914 Alfred Bowell
® 3 6-1-435¼" B 1610 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Removed 1914 Alfred Bowell
® 4 8-1-735¼" A♯ 1609 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Removed 1914 Alfred Bowell
® 5 9-2-738¾" G♯ 1609 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Removed 1914 Alfred Bowell
® Tenor 13¼ cwt approx42¾" F♯ 1913 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Prior to 1955

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(Bowell weighing 1914)
DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
2nd4-3-113-1-1029½"1609Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1955

History

1609 -1611 New ring of 5 cast by Joseph Hatch and hung in a new frame.
1620 Tenor recast by Joseph Hatch.
1911 Tenor recast and bells rehung with new steel headstocks.
1914 New treble added and bells rehung on girder headstocks by Alfred Bowell to make 6 bells. [1]
1938 Bells rehung in a new metal frame by John Taylor & Co. largely using the fittings from 1911/14 (although new ball bearings were provided). The bells did not leave the church.
1955 2nd recast by Mears & Stainbank.
[1] To new treble bell fixed complete £46-10-0. Paid cq. 20 Oct 1914. (Bowell records, 11 Sept, 1914)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2007-05-195040 Surprise Minor
2005-12-105040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2004-10-165040 Surprise Minor
2003-05-035040 Minor (7m)
2000-01-025040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1978-10-215040 Minor
1977-08-205040 Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-10-101280 Something Special Doubles
2017-07-011260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
2017-06-141320 Bourne Surprise Minor
2017-05-241320 Norwich Surprise Minor
2017-05-101320 Humber Delight Minor
2017-04-051260 Minor (2m)
2017-03-291320 Primrose Surprise Minor
2017-03-221320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2017-03-151320 Charlwood Delight Minor
2017-03-081272 Primrose Surprise Minor
2017-02-221320 Braintree Delight Minor
2017-02-081296 Wragby Delight Minor
2017-02-011320 Willesden Delight Minor
2017-01-251272 Neasden Delight Minor
2017-01-181272 Neasden Delight Minor
2017-01-111320 Charlwood Delight Minor
2017-01-041320 Northumberland Surprise Minor
2016-12-211440 Newdigate Delight Minor
2016-12-071320 Julie McDonnell Bob Doubles
2016-11-231272 St Albans Delight Minor
2016-11-091320 Barham Delight Minor
2016-10-261320 Munden Surprise Minor
2016-10-121320 Carlisle Surprise Minor
2016-09-211320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2016-08-241320 Bourne Surprise 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