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Penshurst
 

Penshurst, St John the Baptist


Details of the Bells

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

Prior to 1896 of the ring of 6.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
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
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
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
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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