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Milton, Ss Peter & Paul


  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 11-3-2 in F♯.
  • Grid Ref: TQ658738
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(Prior to retuning in 1930)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 5-1-927¾" F♯ 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
® 2 5-2-428¾" E♯ 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
® 3 5-2-246-0-1231" D♯ 1810 Thomas Mears II Conventional 1930 Mears & Stainbank
® 4 5½ cwt approx30⅞" C♯ 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® 5 6½ cwt approx32⅜" B 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® 6 7½ cwt approx34⅝" A♯ 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® 7 9 cwt approx38" G♯ 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® Tenor 11-3-211-3-941⅝" F♯ 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel Conventional 1930 Mears & Stainbank

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Bellframes

Position
Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
Layout
Single level 1 1,2,5,6,7,8 1810 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel Cast iron, Oak

Single level 1.1 3,4 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Cast iron

Inscriptions

History

1656 Ring of 5 cast by John Hodson.
1810 Treble added to make 6. All the bells were rehung in a new frame.
1903 Bell quarter-turned and rehung with new fittings by Mears & Stainbank.
1930 2 trebles added by Mears & Stainbank to make 8. They removed the north end of the frame and placed 2 cast iron pits there to receive the eventual 3rd and 4th, the 2 trebles hanging in the pits vacated. The 3rd (of 8) was taken back to the foundry and tuned at the time. The tenor also appears to have gone to the foundry, although probably just to be measured to allow the others to be cast and tuned.
1970 Bells rehung with some new fittings by John Taylor.

Gallery


The dedication of the two new treble bells in 1930. The lady and gentleman on the left are Edward Augustus Sandford and Frances Sandford (née Gates). The treble is dedicated to the memory of Alan Gates Sandford. This picture was kindly provided by Cather
Photo: 1930 courtesy C Allcott, 2001

Peal Boards

Framed card Performance Board dated 1808
21 Jan 1808: 5040 Minor (5m)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 4 July 2018

Framed card Performance Board dated 1914
20 Nov 1912: 5040 Minor (4m)
24 Mar 1913: 5040 Minor (7m)
19 Apr 1913: 5040 Minor (10m) (1st peal of 10 methods by the Kent CACR.)
06 Dec 1913: 5040 Minor (4m)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 4 July 2018

Timber Performance Board dated 1912
27 Jan 1912: 5040 Minor (7m)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 4 July 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1992
27 Jul 1991: 5056 Cambridge S Major (100 years after 1st peal in the tower, 60 years after 1st on the eight. Error in the month on the board.)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 4 July 2018

Timber Performance Board dated 1919
16 Nov 1918: 5040 Minor (4m) (To celebrate the signing of the Armistice.)
02 Jul 1919: 5040 Minor (5m) (To celebrate the Royal Proclamation of Peace.)
19 Jul 1919: 5040 Minor (6m) (On the day of National Thanksgiving.)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 4 July 2018

Timber Performance Board dated 1891
08 Aug 1891: 5040 Minor (5m) (1st peal on the bells.)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 4 July 2018

Timber Performance Board dated 1896
06 Jan 1896: 5040 Minor (4m) (1st by the local band.)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 4 July 2018

Timber Performance Board dated 1981
27 Jun 1981: 5088 Pudsey S Major (By the Rochester Diocesan Guild.)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 4 July 2018

Timber Performance Board dated 1863
21 Oct 1862: 5040 Cambridge S Minor

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 4 July 2018

Timber Performance Board dated 1935
06 Nov 1934: 5088 Kent T B Major (25 years together of G R Ambrose, J Burles and F M Mitchell.)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 4 July 2018

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2013-07-165040 Minor (7 Methods)
1995-07-305088 London Surprise Major
1991-07-275056 Cambridge Surprise Major
1982-04-125024 Surprise Major (8 methods)
1981-01-035024 Plain Bob Major
1975-11-295056 Cambridge Surprise Major
1964-01-045040 Stedman Triples
1946-02-025056 Cambridge Surprise Major
1931-11-145024 Bristol Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-09-071312 Milton Delight Major
2018-03-161344 Bristol Surprise Major
2017-09-301260 Doubles
2015-12-181260 Doubles (11m/V)
2014-06-071275 Plain Bob Triples
2013-10-101320 Doubles (2m)
2013-07-251260 Doubles (3m)
2012-06-161260 Plain Bob Doubles
2011-05-301260 Plain Bob Doubles
2010-02-071260 Doubles (3m/1p/1v)
2008-11-061260 Stedman Doubles
2008-08-231320 Annable's London Surprise Minor
2007-09-101320 Oswald Delight Minor
2007-01-271260 Plain Bob Doubles
2002-11-161288 Plain Bob Triples
2002-11-021287 Grandsire Triples
1995-12-271260 Plain Bob Triples
1995-01-071280 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
1992-04-041280 Spliced Surprise Major (8 Methods)
1992-04-041280 Cambridge Surprise Major
1990-05-211250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1989-05-301320 Surprise Minor (3 Methods)
1985-01-041280 Cambridge Surprise Major
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

Elsewhere in the Parish

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