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Mereworth
 

Mereworth, St Lawrence


  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9-1-7 in G.
  • Grid Ref: TQ660537
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Maidstone
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(As received 2008)

(As supplied 1958)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4-2-34-2-1427½" E 1746 Joseph Eayre, St Neots Conventional 2009 John Taylor & Co
® 2 4-2-244-3-1229" D 1746 Joseph Eayre, St Neots Conventional 2009 John Taylor & Co
® 3 5-3-266-0-2631" C 1746 Joseph Eayre, St Neots Conventional 2009 John Taylor & Co
® 4 6-1-146-2-432½" B 1746 Joseph Eayre, St Neots Conventional 2009 John Taylor & Co
® 5 6-3-217-0-227-0-2433½" A 1958 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat 2009 John Taylor & Co
® Tenor 9-1-79-3-2237.72" G 1746 Joseph Eayre, St Neots Conventional 2009 John Taylor & Co

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Prior to 1958

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
5th6-0-1834⅛"1746Joseph EayreNeverRecast in 1958

History

1744 -6 Church and tower built by an unknown architect.
1746 Ring of 6 cast by Joseph Eayre.
1885 Fittings repaired by Mears & Stainbank.
1907 Fittings repaired by Gillett & Johnston.
1957 5th cracked due to its cast-in crown staple.
1958 5th recast by John Taylor.
2009 Bells retuned by Taylors Eayre & Smith and rehung by Whites of Appleton in the existing, but strengthened frame.

Articles

  • "The bells of Mereworth", Evans, Barry (The Ringing World) 14 August 2009
  • Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2013-11-235040 Surprise Minor (7 Methods)
    1961-05-275040 Minor (4m)
    1935-12-075040 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
    1934-11-175040 Minor (4m)
    1931-01-195040 Minor (3m)
    1922-11-115040 Kent Treble Bob Minor
    1919-08-175040 Plain Bob Minor
    1886-03-125040 Plain Bob Minor
    1886-01-255040 Plain Bob Minor
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2020-03-091260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
    2020-02-011260 Doubles (2m)
    2019-10-221272 Norwich Surprise Minor
    2019-03-201260 Single Ashford Chart Leacon Bob Minor
    2019-03-191260 Derby Etches Park Bob Minor
    2019-01-311260 Grandsire Doubles
    2018-03-171320 Duke Of Norfolk Treble Bob Minor
    2017-11-151260 Doubles (3m)
    2016-10-271320 Doubles (3m)
    2016-08-131320 Doubles (2v/3m)
    2016-06-111320 Doubles (3m)
    2015-09-301320 Grandsire Doubles
    2015-06-241380 Plain Bob Doubles
    2015-04-231260 St George Bob Minor and The Dragon Bob Minor
    2015-01-241260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
    2014-12-231260 Doubles
    2014-12-041260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
    2014-09-081320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2014-07-041260 Doubles (2m)
    2014-06-111296 Bedford Surprise Minor
    2013-08-021320 St Simon's Bob Doubles
    2013-07-261260 Plain Bob Minor
    2013-05-311320 Doubles (3m)
    2013-04-051260 Plain Bob Minor
    2012-11-161260 Plain Bob Minor
    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