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Ospringe
 

Ospringe, Ss Peter & Paul


Photo: Richard Offen, 2011

Details of the Bells

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

Inscriptions

Prior to 1891

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Single Bell9-2-2436"1741Robert CatlinNeverBroken up on 22nd January, 1892.

Prior to 1753

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
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.

Gallery

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
1926-11-065040 Grandsire Triples
1912-12-125040 Grandsire Triples
1894-06-165040 Grandsire Triples
1893-10-255040 Grandsire Triples
1892-12-035040 Grandsire Triples
1892-11-055040 Grandsire Triples
1892-05-115040 Grandsire Triples
1891-12-215040 Stedman Triples
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
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
2012-12-221287 Grandsire Triples
2012-07-011296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2012-03-241260 Plain Bob Doubles
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