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Kennington
 

Kennington, St Mary


Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 4-2-1928⅝" E♭ 1883 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1971 Whitechapel
2 4-3-630" D♭ 1804 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel 1971 Whitechapel
3 6-0-1532½" C 1602 Robert Mot, Whitechapel 1971 Whitechapel
4 6-0-133¾" B♭ 1784 Chapman & Mears, Whitechapel 1971 Whitechapel
5 9-1-1637¼" A♭ William Oldfield 1971 Whitechapel
Tenor 10-2-2541" G♭ 1602 Robert Mot, Whitechapel 1971 Whitechapel

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 5)Pre-ReformationUnknownRecast 1804
3rd (of 5)Pre-ReformationUnknownRecast 1784

History

c 1550 1,3 and 4 ( of 5) cast by William Oldfield.
1552 Record of 5 bells. [1]
1602 2nd and tenor (of 5) recast by Robert Mot.
1757 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [2]
1784 3rd (of 5) recast by Chapman & Mears and hung by John Steddy on 31st Dec.
1804 Treble (of 5) recast by Thomas Mears.
1883 Treble added by Mears & Stainbank to make 6.
1971 Bells retuned (by Richard Offen) and rehung clockwise in a new frame by Whitechapel.
[1] First fyve bells in the stepyll. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] The Church is built of Stone, and Consists of The Body and 3 Chancells. The Tower stands on ye South [actually W.] Side of the Church; In it hang 5 Bells, with The following Inscriptions. 1. Sancta Maria, Ora pro Nobis. 2. Robertus Motte Me fecit. 1602. 3. Sancte Paule, ora pro Nobis. 4. Jesus est Amor Meus. 5. Robertus Motte Me fecit. 1602. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-08-245040 Minor (7m)
2016-04-095040 Minor (7m)
2015-04-245040 Surprise Minor
2011-05-145040 Doubles (7m)
2011-02-125040 Minor (4m)
2010-03-065040 Minor
2006-08-265040 Surprise Minor
2006-03-295040 Surprise Minor
2002-04-285040 Surprise Minor (7m)
1971-12-315040 Minor (7m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-07-211260 Plain Bob Minor
2019-06-291260 Plain Bob Doubles
2019-05-181272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2019-05-131260 Plain Bob Minor
2019-05-121260 Doubles (3m)
2019-05-061260 Plain Bob Doubles
2019-04-221260 Double Oxford College Bob Minor
2019-04-211260 Doubles (2m)
2018-05-191260 Plain Bob Minor
2017-11-051260 Doubles (2m)
2017-10-011260 Grandsire Doubles
2017-09-031260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-07-071260 Kennington Doubles
2017-03-121260 Doubles (2m)
2016-09-031280 Kennington Bob Doubles
2015-10-291260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2015-05-101260 St Clement's Bob Minor
2015-05-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2014-07-071260 Plain Bob Minor
2014-05-251260 Doubles (3m/2v)
2014-04-071260 Grandsire Doubles
2014-04-061260 Doubles (5m)
2014-03-311260 Plain Bob Minor
2014-03-301260 Grandsire Doubles
2014-03-301272 Ipswich Surprise Minor
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

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