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Queenborough
 

Queenborough, Holy Trinity


Photo: Dickon Love

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Prior to retuning (or rehanging?))
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 5-2-225-2-2231⅞" B 1933 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
5 4-2-24-2-2629" C♯ 1667 Anthony Bartlett, Whitechapel 1934 Mears & Stainbank
4 3-3-174-0-727¼" D♯ 1667 Anthony Bartlett, Whitechapel 1934 Mears & Stainbank
3 3-1-83-2-025½" E 1667 Anthony Bartlett, Whitechapel 1934 Mears & Stainbank
2 3-1-133-1-2124⅛" F♯ 1667 Anthony Bartlett, Whitechapel 1934 Mears & Stainbank
Treble 2-2-102-2-2423¹⁄₁₆" G♯ 1911 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1934 Mears & Stainbank

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Prior to 1934.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor5-3-221722Richard PhelpsNever? Cracked through fire damage.

History

1667 5 bells cast by Anthony Bartlett.
1719 Church was burnt out.
1722 Tenor recast by Richard Phelps
1887 Record of tenor being broken and useless.
1911 Treble added to make 6 by Mears & Stainbank.
1933 Tenor recast by Mears & Stainbank. The bells were rehung in the following year.
1967 Bells made ringable after a long period of silence due to essential work on the tower.
1981 Bells rehung with some new fittings by Whitechapel.

The belfry


The treble is in the foreground.
Photo: Dickon Love, 1990

Detail in one of the inscriptions.
Photo: Dickon Love, 2016

The tenor.
Photo: Dickon Love, 2016

The treble.
Photo: Dickon Love, 2016

The frame and all 6 bells.
Photo: Dickon Love, 2016

The frame and all 6 bells.
Photo: Dickon Love, 2016

The ringing room


The ringing room.
Photo: Dickon Love, 2016

The ringing room.
Photo: Dickon Love, 2016

Peal Boards

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1935
06 May 1935: 1260 Minor (2m) (In honour of the Silver Jubilee of HM King George V.)

Photo: Dickon Love, 28 March 2016

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1971
11 Sept 1971: 5040 Minor (7m) (For the institution of the Rev Alan Duke (Vicar).)

Photo: Dickon Love, 28 March 2016

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1992
05 Sept 1992: 5040 Surprise Minor (7m) (To celebrate the wedding of Stuart Cox and Emma Cundiff.)

Photo: Dickon Love, 28 March 2016

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2008-12-305040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2005-12-295040 Surprise Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-06-171260 Plain Bob Minor
2016-11-191296 Julie McDonnell Treble Bob Minimus
2016-09-211284 Plain Bob Minor
2016-08-031320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2014-11-291440 Westminster Surprise Minor
2014-09-131280 Grandsire Doubles
2013-04-241260 Doubles (3m)
2011-08-111272 Carlisle Surprise Minor
2007-07-091320 London and Wells Surprise Minor
2005-03-271260 Plain Bob Minor
1935-05-061260 Doubles (2m)
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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