Marden, St Michael & All Angels

Photo: Dickon Love

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 12-3-23 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 (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent) *

    (As supplied 1909)

    (Slightly different weight given in Bowell's notebook)

    (Diameter given by Bowell)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 3-1-26 3-2-16 25½" 24⅜" F♯ 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat 2023 Nicholson
    ® 2 3-3-13 4-2-0 3-3-16 26¾" 26⁵⁄₁₆" E♯ 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat 2023 Nicholson
    ® 3 4-0-13 4-3-0 27¾" 26⅜" D♯ 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat 2023 Nicholson
    ® 4 4-2-19 5-1-0 29¾" 28¼" C♯ 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat 2023 Nicholson
    ® 5 6-0-12 6-3-16 32⅝" 31³⁄₁₆" B 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat 2023 Nicholson
    ® 6 6-3-10 7-2-0 7-3-0 34⅝" 32¹¹⁄₁₆" A♯ 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat 2023 Nicholson
    ® 7 8-3-0 10-0-1 38⅞" 36¼" G♯ 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat 2023 Nicholson
    ® Tenor 12-3-23 14-1-0 43⅛" 41⁷⁄₁₆" F♯ 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat 2023 Nicholson

    * Source of weight figures: Nicholson, 2023

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    1 All bells 1909 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Steel 8.1.C.a
    8.3
    Inscriptions on the Bells

    How the bells are tuned

    Earlier ring of six

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Treble 32" C♯ 1745 Thomas Lester Never Recast 1909
    2 33½" B 1775 Pack & Chapman Never Recast 1909
    3 35½" A 1758 Lester & Pack Never Recast 1909
    4 38" G♯ 1777 Pack & Chapman Never Recast 1909
    5 41" F♯ 1745 Lester & Pack Never Recast 1909
    Tenor 19-3-14 46" E 1693 John Hodson Never Reputed 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.
    2023 The bells were retuned by Nicholson's Engineering, and the following year rehung with partially new fittings in the existing frame. The bells were blessed by the Bishop of Dover on Tue 30 April 2024.


    Page updated: 27 April 2024