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Penge
 

Penge, St John


Photo: Dickon Love, 19 July 2014

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9-1-23 in G♯.
  • Grid Ref: TQ354704
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1876 John Warner & Sons, made of oak on metal
  • Diocese: Rochester
  • 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 Retuned
Tenor 9-1-2338⅛" G♯ 1876 John Warner & Sons Never
5 7-0-034" A♯ 1876 John Warner & Sons Never
4 5-2-531" B♯ 1876 John Warner & Sons Never
3 5-1-430⅛" C♯ 1876 John Warner & Sons Never
2 4-2-1027⅞" D♯ 1876 John Warner & Sons Never
Treble 4-0-726½" E♯ 1876 John Warner & Sons Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Single Bell5-0-1730"1849Charles & George MearsNeverReplaced in 1876

History

1849 A single bell by Charles & George Mears was supplied for the new church with frame and fittings
1850 Tower built by Edwin Nash and J. N. Round. It cost £5,000, of which John Dudin-Brown gave £1,000.
1861 The church was enlarged.
1866 The church was again enlarged.
1876 A ring of 6 was cast and hung in the tower by John Warner. The front five were bought by the church while the tenor and clock were donated by an anonymous benefactor. The architect specified that the tenor should not exceed 10 cwt. The bells and clock wer
1932 The frictional parts were renewed by Mears & Stainbank.

Gallery


Post card used in 1906.
Photo: Dickon Love collection

The ringing room.
Photo: Dickon Love, 19 July 2014

Peal Boards

Stained glass Performance Board dated approx. 1896
10 Dec 1896: 5040 Minor (2m) (1st peal on the bells.)

Photo: Dickon Love, 19 July 2014

Photo: Dickon Love, 19 July 2014

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2010-12-275040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2009-08-225040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2007-11-105040 Minor (4m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2010-11-131260 Plain Bob Doubles
2010-02-151260 Plain Bob Doubles
2008-09-081260 Grandsire Doubles (10 Different Callings)
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Penge, Malcolm Primary School
(Believed to be) single bell

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