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Marden, St Michael & All Angels


Photo: Dickon Love

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 14-1-0 in F♯.
  • Grid Ref: TQ744446
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1909 Alfred Bowell
  • 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)

(Slightly different weight given in Bowell's notebook)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 3-2-1625½" F 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat Never
® 2 4-2-03-3-1626¾" E 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat Never
® 3 4-3-027¾" D 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat Never
® 4 5-1-029¾" C 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat Never
® 5 6-3-1632⅝" B♭ 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat Never
® 6 7-2-07-3-034⅝" A 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat Never
® 7 10-0-138⅞" G 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat Never
® Tenor 14-1-043⅛" F 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Earlier ring of six

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterNoteDateFounderRetunedFate
Treble32"C♯1745Thomas LesterNeverRecast 1909
233½"B1775Pack & ChapmanNeverRecast 1909
335½"A1758Lester & PackNeverRecast 1909
438"G♯1777Pack & ChapmanNeverRecast 1909
541"F♯1745Lester & PackNeverRecast 1909
Tenor19-3-1446"E1693John HodsonNeverReputed weight. Recast 1909.

History

1693 Tenor (of 6) cast by John Hodson.
1745 Treble and 5th (of 6) cast by Thomas Lester.
1758 3rd (of 6) cast by Lester & Pack.
1775 2nd (of 6) cast by Pack & Chapman.
1777 4th (of 6) cast by Pack & Chapman.
1909 Bells recast into a ring of 8 by Alfred Bowell.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-12-145088 Cambridge Surprise Major
2019-01-055056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2018-07-195152 Cooktown Orchid Delight Major
2017-10-055024 Spliced Surprise Major
2004-07-035152 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2000-03-115024 Pudsey Surprise Major
1992-12-295088 Fire Surprise Major
1989-07-155056 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2020-03-011260 3 Doubles
2020-02-091280 Plain Bob Minimus
2020-02-021260 Plain Bob Doubles
2019-12-011260 Plain Bob Doubles
2019-10-071344 Spliced Surprise Major
2018-11-161344 London Surprise Major
2018-01-131280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2018-01-121312 Bristol Surprise Major
2017-11-241312 Bristol Surprise Major
2017-10-131312 Bristol Surprise Major
2017-10-011260 Doubles (3 Methods)
2017-09-081312 Bristol Surprise Major
2017-07-081260 Grandsire Triples
2017-07-021320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2017-06-151312 Rutland Surprise Major
2017-06-101260 Grandsire Triples
2017-06-041260 Plain Bob Minor
2017-05-071260 Plain Bob Triples
2017-04-301320 Julie McDonnell Delight Minor
2017-04-021260 Plain Bob Minor
2017-03-051287 Grandsire Triples
2017-02-051265 Spliced Triples (1m/1p)
2016-12-181260 2 Doubles
2016-12-041260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-11-061260 Grandsire 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