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Penshurst, St John the Baptist


  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 17-2-11 in E♭.
  • Grid Ref: TQ527438
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Tonbridge
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 5-3-1930" E♭ 1896 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
® 2 6-0-331" D 1896 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
® 3 7 cwt approx.33½" C 1701 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
® 4 6¾ cwt approx.35" B♭ 1802 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel Never
® 5 36" A♭ John Kebyll, London Never
® 6 10-3-740⅛" G 1896 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
® 7 14-0-644" F 1896 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
® Tenor 17-2-1147½" E♭ 1619 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Prior to 1896 of the ring of 6

Bell DateFounderRetunedFate
4th (of 6)1460-1485John KebyllNever
5th (of 6)1802Thomas Mears INever

History

c 1350 2 bells cast by John Kebyll which eventually formed 3 and 4 of 6.
1619 Tenor cast by Joseph Hatch.
1701 Treble of 6 cast by Richard Phelps.
1802 2 and 5 of 6 cast by Thomas Mears I.
1896 The 4 and 5 of the ring of 6 were recast by Mears & Stainbank who also cast two trebles to augment the ring to 8. The bells were rehung by T Blackbourne of Salisbury in a new iron frame.
1973 Bells rehung by Whitechapel in the existing frame and first rung again on 24th June (patronal festival).
2002 The KCACR provided some advice and work regarding the clappers.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-11-195088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2005-12-285152 Ulverscroft Delight Major
1912-07-065056 Superlative Surprise Major
1904-02-205056 Kent Treble Bob Major
1901-11-235040 Plain Bob Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-11-221260 Grandsire Triples
2017-05-291260 Grandsire Triples
2016-12-161280 Ecuador Delight Major
2014-07-191260 Grandsire Triples
2014-06-141344 Plain Bob Major
2013-12-071344 Plain Bob Major
2013-05-301260 Grandsire Triples
2012-06-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2012-03-041260 Doubles (3m)
2011-05-291260 Grandsire Triples
2008-04-131260 Grandsire Triples
2008-02-251260 Grandsire Triples
2007-11-241320 Norwich Surprise Minor
1993-11-271344 London Surprise 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