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Maidstone
 

Maidstone, St Michael & All Angels


Photo: Dickon Love, Jul 2004

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 6-1-24 in C.
  • Grid Ref: TQ748552
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1876 John Warner & Sons, tie bolted by Stuart Taylor in 1979
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: . Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Clock 4¾ cwt approx.28⅞" 1734 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
Treble 2-1-1219¾" C 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
2 2-1-2020¾" B 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
3 2-2-1622" A 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
4 2-2-2624" G 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
5 3-1-426" F 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
6 3-3-827" E 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
7 5-0-429" D 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
Tenor 6-1-2432" C 1933 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never

Inscriptions

Earlier 1878 ring of eight

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble4-3-12F1878John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979
25-0-4E♭1878John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979
35-2-8D♭1878John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979
46-0-2B1878John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979
56-2-4B♭1878John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979
Tenor7-1-26A♭1876John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1979

Earlier Penge bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Single Bell1866John Warner & SonsNeverRecast in 1933 at St Paul's, Penge

History

1734 Bell cast for Burham Old Church by Richard Phelps.
1876 25th Oct. The new church with the single John Warner bell, hung in pit 7 of a new 8-bell frame were consecrated.
1878 5 trebles added to the single bell in pits 2-6.
1933 Gillett & Johnston cast a bell for St Paul's, Penge.
1974 The bell from St Paul's, Penge was acquired.
1979 The Minor 6 were recast into the fron 7 of an octave by Whitechapel. They were hung in the existing frame together with the bell from Penge forming the tenor. The bell from Burham Old Church was hung as the clock bell.
1980 2nd Feb. Bells dedicated.

Gallery


Clock bell
Photo: Graham Heath, 2007


Photo: Graham Heath, 2007

The tenor.
Photo: Graham Heath, 2007


Photo: Graham Heath, 2007
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-12-285056 Spliced Surprise Major (8)
2017-12-155152 Dereham Surprise Major
2017-10-105088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2017-09-295056 St Michael The Archangel Surprise Major
2017-08-265152 Cambridge Surprise Major
2017-04-145040 Stedman Triples
2017-03-215152 Cray Surprise Major
2017-02-215088 Ipswich Surprise Major
2016-12-315056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2016-12-285040 Stedman Triples
2016-12-205088 Dorking Surprise Major
2016-11-185056 Mortlake Surprise Major
2016-10-175088 Stansted Mountfitchet Surprise Major
2016-09-265056 Superlative Surprise Major
2016-09-205088 Ashtead Surprise Major
2016-09-155088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2016-08-235024 Spliced Surprise Major (8)
2016-08-165088 Jellied Eel Surprise Major
2016-08-115088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2016-07-265152 Bristol Surprise Major
2016-06-215088 Quy Surprise Major
2016-06-115040 Grandsire Triples
2016-05-245024 Spliced Surprise Major
2016-04-265088 Double Delight Major
2016-03-255024 Spliced Surprise Major (8)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-02-141260 Grandsire Triples
2018-02-111314 Spliced Major (2m)
2018-01-281312 Cornwall Surprise Major
2018-01-211250 Oxney Surprise Major
2018-01-141280 Deva Surprise Major
2018-01-071280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2017-12-241250 Cambridge Surprise Major
2017-12-171250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2017-12-101264 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
2017-12-031280 Pudsey Surprise Major
2017-11-261280 Tigger Surprise Major
2017-11-191280 Fillongley Surprise Major
2017-11-121344 Valencia Surprise Major
2017-11-051280 Queenborough Surprise Major
2017-10-151280 Duke Of Norfolk Surprise Major
2017-10-081280 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
2017-10-011250 Xerophilous Surprise Major
2017-09-241264 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
2017-09-031280 Turners Hill Surprise Major
2017-08-271250 Spliced Surprise Major (3m)
2017-08-201312 Lessness Surprise Major
2017-08-131250 Spliced Surprise Major (standard 8)
2017-08-061250 Purbeck Surprise Major
2017-07-301280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2017-07-231250 Ashtead Surprise Major
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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