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 (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)

    (Measured 1926/1954)

    (Measured in 1882)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 5-1-21 5-1-26 29" D♯ 1954 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat 1997 Whitechapel
    ® 2 6-0-11 6-0-15 30½" C* 1954 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat 1997 Whitechapel
    ® 3 6-1-14 30¼" B♯ 1997 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
    ® 4 6-3-19 7-2-23 7-3-13 34⅛" A♯ 1882 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1926 John Taylor, 1997 Whitechapel
    ® 5 7-2-8 8-1-24 37" G♯ 1737 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed 1926 John Taylor, 1997 Whitechapel
    ® 6 9-2-22 9-2-27 38⅜" F* 1926 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat 1997 Whitechapel
    ® 7 12-0-15 12-3-14 43½" E♯ 1810 Thomas Mears II Removed 1926 John Taylor, 1997 Whitechapel
    ® Tenor 17-2-10 19-0-27 48¾" D♯ 1769 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel Removed 1926 John Taylor, 1997 Whitechapel

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Inscriptions on the Bells

    How the bells are tuned

    Of the Samuel Knight Ring of 6

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Treble (of 6) 6-1-5 32" 1737 Samuel Knight Never Recast in 1997 as cracked.
    2nd (of 6) 1737 Samuel Knight Never Recast in 1882.
    4th (of 6) 39" 1737 Samuel Knight Never Recast in 1926.
    5th (of 6) 1737 Samuel Knight Never Recast in 1810.
    Tenor (of 6) 1737 Samuel Knight Never Recast in 1769.
    Ring of 5 prior to 1737

    Bell Date Founder Fate
    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.

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    Page updated: 1 April 2016