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Horsmonden, St Margaret


  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 17-2-10 in D♯.
  • Grid Ref: TQ703381
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Tonbridge
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(Measured 1926/1954)

(Measured in 1882)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 5-1-215-1-2629" D♯ 1954 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat 1997 Whitechapel
® 2 6-0-116-0-1530½" C* 1954 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat 1997 Whitechapel
® 3 6-1-1430¼" B♯ 1997 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
® 4 6-3-197-2-237-3-1334⅛" A♯ 1882 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1926 John Taylor, 1997 Whitechapel
® 5 7-2-88-1-2437" G♯ 1737 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed 1926 John Taylor, 1997 Whitechapel
® 6 9-2-229-2-2738⅜" F* 1926 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat 1997 Whitechapel
® 7 12-0-1512-3-1443½" E♯ 1810 Thomas Mears II Removed 1926 John Taylor, 1997 Whitechapel
® Tenor 17-2-1019-0-2748¾" D♯ 1769 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel Removed 1926 John Taylor, 1997 Whitechapel

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Of the Samuel Knight Ring of 6

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
Treble (of 6)6-1-532"1737Samuel KnightNeverRecast in 1997 as cracked.
2nd (of 6)1737Samuel KnightNeverRecast in 1882.
4th (of 6)39"1737Samuel KnightNeverRecast in 1926.
5th (of 6)1737Samuel KnightNeverRecast in 1810.
Tenor (of 6)1737Samuel KnightNeverRecast in 1769.

Ring of 5 prior to 1737

Bell DateFounderFate
Treble (of 5)Unknown
2nd (of 5)Unknown
3rd (of 5)Unknown
4th (of 5)Unknown
Tenor (of 5)Unknown

History

1737 6 bells cast by Samuel Knight from the old 5.
1769 Tenor recast by Pack & Chapman.
1810 5th (of 6) recast by Thomas Mears.
1882 2nd (of 6) recast by Mears & Stainbank.
1926 Bells rehung in the old framework with new fittings by John Taylor, who also recast the 4th (of 6). The remaining bells were retuned.
1954 2 new trebles cast by John Taylor.
1955 Trebles hung in the tower to complete the octave.
1989 Back two bells become unringable, so all ringing took place on the front 6.
1997 3rd recast by Whitechapel, 7th welded by Soundweld, and all bells retuned again and rehung with new fittings in the old frame by Whitechapel.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2013-04-275056 Bristol Surprise Major
2003-07-055088 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-10-121342 Superlative Surprise Major
2018-10-221263 Stedman Triples
2018-06-111260 St Simon's Bob Triples
2013-08-241260 Grandsire Triples
2013-02-201344 Lubcloud Surprise Major
2010-05-011260 Grandsire Triples
2009-01-241280 Plain Bob Major
2008-05-121344 Feckenham Surprise Major
2008-02-231280 Plain Bob Major
2005-07-161344 London Surprise Major
2002-02-191280 Dunholme Surprise Major
1998-12-111260 Stedman Triples
1993-04-261260 Doubles (4m)
1992-09-281260 Plain Bob Doubles
1991-12-051260 Antelope Place Doubles
1987-07-261260 Grandsire Triples
1978-08-261392 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Horsmonden, Sprivers
Single bell


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