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Bearsted
 

Bearsted, Holy Cross


Photo: Dickon Love, Sept 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 11-0-1739⅝" G 1961 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
5 9 cwt approx.36⅝" A 1606 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never
4 7½ cwt approx34⅛" B 1590 Robert Mot, Whitechapel Never
3 6-0-1631½" C 1877 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
2 5½ cwt approx30¼" D William Chamberlain Never
Treble 4-3-2228" E 1877 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

Prior to 1961

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor (of 6)11-0-840"1742Thomas LesterNeverRecast 1961

Prior to 1877

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 6)4-0-91729Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1877
3 (of 6)5-2-81599Thomas HatchNeverRecast 1877

History

c 1440 Present 2nd cast.
1590 Present 4th cast.
1599 3rd cast by Thomas Hatch.
1606 Present 5th cast.
1729 Treble cast by Richard Phelps.
1742 Tenor cast by Thomas Lester.
1793 Bells rehung in a new timber frame.
1877 Treble and 3rd recast by Mears & Stainbank.
1961 Tenor recast and rehung on ball bearings by Whitechapel, together with the 5th.
1975 Bells rehung.
1993 5th welded by Soundweld and rehung by the K.C.A.
2013 The gudgeon of the 2nd broke causing the bell to wedge between the frame and floor.

Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-04-231260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
2016-11-061260 Plain Bob Minor
2016-09-181260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-07-031290 Doubles
2015-12-201260 Doubles (4 M/V)
2015-11-291260 Doubles
2015-09-271260 Doubles
2015-07-161272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2015-04-261260 Doubles
2014-12-211260 Doubles
2014-05-311260 Single Canterbury Pl Bob Minor
2013-12-011260 Doubles
2013-09-291260 Doubles (5 m)
2012-11-251260 Doubles
2012-06-031260 Doubles
2012-04-151320 Plain Bob Minor
2011-06-041296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2010-05-091260 Doubles (3 methods)
2010-02-081260 Stedman and Grandsire Doubles
2009-11-291260 (1p/7m)
2009-11-011260 St Clements College Bob Minor
2009-03-291260 Doubles (1p/4m)
2009-03-011260 Doubles (1p/5m)
2007-11-041440 Grandsire Minor
2007-08-171296 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