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Northfleet, St Botolph


Photo: Dickon Love, May 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As supplied 1920)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 14-0-1044¾" F 1864 George Mears & Co., Whitechapel 2011 Northfleet
7 10-1-2439½" G 1758 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel 2011 Northfleet
6 7-3-2137" A 1817 Thomas Mears II 2011 Northfleet
5 6-3-034" B♭ 1757 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel 2011 Northfleet
4 5-1-2031¾" C 1817 Thomas Mears II 2011 Northfleet
3 4-3-2529" D 1758 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel 2011 Northfleet
2 4-1-14-2-827" E 1920 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich 2011 Northfleet
Treble 3-3-264-1-326" F 1920 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich 2011 Northfleet

Inscriptions

History

1717 Tower rebuilt within the ruins of the old collapsed tower.
1718 Bells rehung in a new anticlockwise frame.
1757 - 8 All 6 bells were recast by Lester & Pack.
1817 4th (of 6) recast by Thomas Mears.
1864 Tenor recast by George Mears.
1920 5th (of 6) recast and 2 trebles were added to make 8 and the bells were rehung by Alfred Bowell. [1]
1999 Bells rung again after a break of almost 20 years. During that time, there were unsubstantiated rumours that the tower was not strong enough for the bells to be rung. This was proved otherwise following interest from a new incumbant.
2011 Bells retuned by Whitechapel Bell Foundry and rehung by the Kent CACR.
[1] To rehanging the 6 bells £130. New ropes £7-10-0. To two new bells complete £125. Extra for metal , ropes, etc., £10. Inscriptions cast on the new bells 270 letters @ 4d each £4-10-0. Less discount £5. Total £272. Paid cq. On a/c £200. 5 Aug 1920. cq. £30 (Bowell records, July 1920)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2015-11-215088 Denford Surprise Major
2009-03-075056 Etchilhampton Surprise Major
2007-12-075088 Lessness Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-07-101280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2017-04-291260 Julie McDonnell New Bob Triples
2017-03-291260 Julie Mcdonnell Little Alliance Major
2016-12-101250 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2016-05-171280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2016-01-191280 Adelaide Surprise Major
2014-11-291280 Plain Bob Major
2014-10-251260 Stedman Triples
2013-06-141260 Grandsire Triples
2012-12-011260 Grandsire Triples
2012-06-071260 Grandsire Triples
2011-07-051260 Stedman Triples
2002-11-161260 Grandsire Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Northfleet, School
Hour bell and 2 quarter bells

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