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Lenham
 

Lenham, St Mary


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 21-0-1450" E♭ 1686 James Bartlett, Whitechapel 1959 John Taylor & Co
7 14-1-2243" F 1959 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
6 10-1-1739" G 1619 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1959 John Taylor & Co
5 7-2-1836" A♭ 1592 Robert Mot, Whitechapel 1959 John Taylor & Co
4 6-3-1334" B♭ 1709 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 1959 John Taylor & Co
3 6-0-2331½" C 1709 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 1959 John Taylor & Co
2 5-2-230" D 1751 Robert Catlin, Holborn 1959 John Taylor & Co
Treble 5-0-1628" E♭ 1959 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Supplied weight)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 8)6-0-1751Robert CatlinNeverRecast 1898
Treble6-0-245-1-028½"1898Gillett & JohnstonNeverRecast 1959
718-2-41751Robert CatlinNeverRecast 1959. Traditionally weighed 18-2-4 but not likely.

History

1592 Present 5th cast.
1685 Bells rehung.
1686 Tenor cast by James Bartlett.
1691 Bells rehung.
1709 The 2 trebles (of 6) were recast by Richard Phelps.
1751 5th (of 6) was recast and 2 trebles were added by Robert Catlin to make 8.
1898 Bells rehung by Gillett & Johnston, who recast the treble.
1958 Treble and 7th recast by John Taylor. Paul Taylor refused to put Gillett's name on the recast treble.
1959 Bells rehung with new fittings and framework, including the 2 newly recast bells.
1960 Oct. Bells rededicated by the Bishop of Dover. Soon afterwards the tenor headstock cracked and had to be replaced.
1996 Former ringing gallery reinstated.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2015-11-075040 Grandsire Triples
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-11-261260 Grandsire Triples
2016-01-301264 Plain Bob Major
2015-06-241260 Plain Bob Minor
2014-12-231260 Grandsire Triples
1987-05-091260 Grandsire Triples
1978-09-251280 Cambridge Surprise Major
1977-12-101260 Grandsire Triples
1977-05-021272 Netherseale 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