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High Halden
 

High Halden, St Mary the Virgin


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Details of the Bells

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

Inscriptions

Prior to 1955

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Bowell weighing 1914)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
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)
1978-10-215040 Minor
1977-08-205040 Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
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
2016-07-271320 Berwick Surprise Minor
2016-07-131296 Beverley Surprise Minor
2016-06-291296 Surfleet Surprise Minor
2016-05-181272 Ipswich Surprise Minor
2016-04-201296 Cambridge Surprise 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