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Kilndown
 

Kilndown, Christ Church


  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9-1-10 in A.
  • Grid Ref: TQ700351
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Open Gallery
  • Frame: 1958 Mears & Stainbank
  • 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)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
® Treble 3-2-225" F♯ 1958 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® 2 4-1-1927" E 1958 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® 3 4-3-928" D 1958 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® 4 5-0-2630" C♯ 1958 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® 5 7-1-2633" B 1958 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever
® Tenor 9-1-1036.5" A 1958 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Prior to 1958

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterNoteDateFounderRetunedFate
Treble6-3-932"B♭1844Charles & George MearsNeverRecast 1958
2nd7-2-1834"C1844Charles & George MearsNeverRecast 1958
3rd8-0-335½"B1844Charles & George MearsNeverRecast 1958
4th9-0-2037½"A1844Charles & George MearsNeverRecast 1958
5th11-2-1040½"G1844Charles & George MearsNeverRecast 1958
Tenor14-0-11F1908Mears & StainbankNeverRecast 1958

Prior to 1908

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterNoteDateFounderRetunedFate
Tenor15-2-245½"F1844Charles & George MearsNeverRecast 1908

History

1839 Tower built.
1844 Ring of 6 cast by Charles & George Mears.
1908 Tenor recast by Mears & Stainbank. The bells were rather big for the tower. The tenor was said to hit the wall!
1957 All 6 bells recast by Mears & Stainbank.
1958 The recast bells hung in a new frame by Mears & Stainbank.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-12-095040 Surprise Minor
2005-10-295040 Methods Surprise Minor (7m)
1982-04-245040 Minor (7 methods)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-11-301296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2019-11-241296 Plain Bob Minor
2017-10-281272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2017-06-211440 Buxhall Surprise Minor
2017-06-031260 Doubles (5m)
2016-12-171260 Julie McDonnell Doubles
2016-04-141272 Morning Pleasure Treble Bob Minor
2013-11-221296 Plain Bob Minor
2013-05-041260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2013-03-161260 Plain Bob Minor
2010-10-261260 Minor (2m)
2009-10-241260 Plain Bob Minor
2009-09-111320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2006-03-111260 Single Oxford B. Minor
1991-05-301260 Doubles (2m)
1986-05-291260 Doubles (3m)
1979-04-281260 Plain Bob Minor
1975-09-131260 Plain Bob Doubles
1975-03-221260 Plain Bob Doubles
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