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Ospringe, Ss Peter & Paul


Photo: Richard Offen, 2011

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 17-1-8 in F♯.
  • Grid Ref: TR000603
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1891 John Taylor & Co.
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Maidstone
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 3-3-1525⅛" F♯ 1891 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Conventional Never
® 2 4-1-626⅛" E♯ 1891 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Conventional Never
® 3 5-0-728" D♯ 1891 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Conventional Never
® 4 5-2-1130¾" C♯ 1891 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never
® 5 7-0-233½" B 1891 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never
® 6 8-2-2535⅝" A♯ 1891 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never
® 7 11-2-1439⅜" G♯ 1891 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never
® Tenor 17-1-846¾" F♯ 1891 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Prior to 1891

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
Single Bell9-2-2436"1741Robert CatlinNeverBroken up on 22nd January, 1892.

Prior to 1753

Bell DateFounderFate
A bellUnknownSold in 1753.

History

1150 -1190 Round flint tower built. A 50' shingled spire was later added.
1514 A tenor bell was added to the existing bells
1694 Bells rehung by John Gay.
1695 11th Oct. The decayed spire collapsed and the church and bells survived.
1697 Tower rebuilt and bells rehung.
1741 A bell was added by Robert Catlin.
1753 1 or more bells sold.
1798 There is a record of 4 bells in the tower, although these were probably not all present after a sale in 1753.
1866 Present tower built by E. L. Blackburne, the gift of William Hall of Syndale.
1891 Ring of 8 cast by John Taylor to replace the single bell.
1924 Repairs to the bells were undertaken.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2013-08-115056 Spliced Surprise Major (8 Methods)
2010-09-155056 Cambridge Surprise Major
2008-01-015152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2006-02-285024 Spliced Surprise Major
2005-03-095056 Cambridge Surprise Major
1999-10-235024 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
1995-04-015152 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
1992-03-225184 Superlative Surprise Major
1992-02-265152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1991-09-215090 Cambridge Surprise Major
1990-07-215056 Vauxhall Surprise Major
1986-12-135152 Xois Surprise Major
1985-03-025024 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
1966-01-015024 Kent Treble Bob Major
1951-11-105056 Cambridge Surprise Major
1949-10-225056 Superlative Surprise Major
1948-11-065120 Ospringe Surprise Major
1948-07-035056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1947-08-025248 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
1946-08-245016 Spliced Major (2m)
1934-08-045040 Stedman Triples
1933-08-065040 Grandsire Triples
1932-12-275040 Grandsire Triples
1932-04-235024 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
1926-11-065040 Grandsire Triples
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2021-10-221260 Plain Bob Minor
2021-07-301380 Grandsire Doubles
2020-02-071344 Plain Bob Triples
2019-11-191344 Plain Bob Major
2019-11-101260 Plain Bob Minor
2019-08-071344 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
2019-06-051280 London Surprise Major
2019-05-151260 Double Oxford Bob Minor
2019-04-211272 London Surprise Minor
2019-03-011260 Grandsire Triples
2019-01-081260 Plain Bob Minor
2018-11-111260 Doubles (2m)
2018-03-031280 Ospringe Surprise Major
2018-01-261260 Stedman Doubles
2017-11-121279 Doubles (2m)
2017-09-181260 St Martins Bob Triples
2016-07-081260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-05-101260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-11-281280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2015-05-261260 Grandsire Doubles
2014-12-121279 Doubles (3m)
2014-10-041260 Doubles (2m)
2013-10-021260 Plain Bob Doubles
2013-03-091260 Doubles (2m)
2013-01-051280 Kent Treble Bob Major
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