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Hoo St Werburgh
 

Hoo St Werburgh, St Werburgh


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  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 15-3-6 in E♭.
  • Grid Ref: TQ783718
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1995 Built by Waterman Offshore of Wouldham to the design of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
  • Diocese: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: I. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 15-3-647¼" E♭ 1738 Thomas Gardiner, Sudbury, Suffolk 1995 Whitechapel
7 13-1-443¾" F 1781 William Chapman, Whitechapel 1995 Whitechapel
6 10-1-1139½" G 1641 William Hatch 1995 Whitechapel
5 7-1-236¾" A♭ 1588 Giles Reve, Kent 1995 Whitechapel
4 7-1-1834¼" B♭ 1662 John Hodson, Whitechapel 1995 Whitechapel
3 5-2-2732¼" C 1825 Thomas Mears II 1995 Whitechapel
2 6-0-230½" D 1995 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
Treble 5-2-2329¾" E♭ 1995 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never

Inscriptions

History

1588 Present 5th cast.
1641 Present 6th cast.
1662 Present 4th cast.
1738 Present tenor cast.
1781 Present 7th cast.
1825 Treble added to make 6 by Thomas Mears.
1913 Bells rehung on new steel headstocks by Alfred Bowell. [1]
1995 2 trebles added by Whitechapel. Bells retuned and rehung in a new anticlockwise frame.
[1] To rehanging the six bells £80. To sex new chiming hammers & fixing £3. to six best be ropes £4. Total £87. Paid cq on a/c £50 10 Nov 1913. cq.on a/c £30 2 July 1914. cq. £7 25 May 1915. (Bowell records, 3 Nov, 1913)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2009-03-075152 Yeo’s Surprise Major
2007-12-055088 Bristol Surprise Major
2005-11-195088 Lessness Surprise Major
2003-02-155120 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-04-031260 Grandsire Doubles
2017-03-221260 Julie Mcdonnell Little Alliance Major
2016-12-291260 Winchendon Bob Triples
2016-06-251260 Grandsire Triples
2016-04-161280 Superlative Surprise Major
2016-04-031260 Grandsire Triples
2016-01-111296 Cambridge Suprise Minor
2015-11-211280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2015-01-171260 Grandsire Doubles
2014-11-011260 Grandsire Triples
2014-06-071260 Stedman Triples
2011-04-291260 Grandsire Triples
2002-11-061263 Stedman Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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