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Rodmersham
 

Rodmersham, St Nicholas


Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9½ cwt approx. in G.
  • Grid Ref: TQ925618
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1893 Mears & Stainbank, made of timber
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • 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 Retuned
Tenor 9½ cwt approx36¾" G 1657 John Darbie, Ipswich Never
5 8¾ cwt approx36" A 1633 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never
4 6½ cwt approx33" B William Burford, Aldgate Never
3 6-1-231⅛" C 1893 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
2 5-3-1730⅞" D 1893 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
Treble 5-1-628½" E 1893 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

Earlier tenor

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor (of 4)10-3-241"F♯1620John WilnarNeverRecast into 3 trebles in 1893

History

1371 - 92 Bell cast by William Burford, destined to become the treble of 4.
1620 Tenor (of 4) cast by John Wilnar.
1633 2nd (of 4) recast by John Wilnar.
1657 3rd (of 4) recast by John Darbie.
1893 The bells were 1-4 of a diatonic 6. The tenor was scrapped and 3 trebles were cast on 24th June to augment the ring to a diatonic 6.
1896 Band expressed a wish to augment the bell to 8. This never happened.
1930 Bells rehung by Alfred Bowell. [1]
1955 - 61 Bells silent due to no band.
1966 Bells rehung by Mears & Stainbank in the old frame.
1988 Bells silent while the tower stonework was being restored.
1992 Tower work completed and the bells were rung again.
[1] To overhauling & rehanging the six bells £65. Paid cq on a/c 29 Dec 1930. cq £10 3 Sept 1931. (Bowell Records, 15 Dec, 1930)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2011-06-185040 Surprise Minor
1996-09-155040 Surprise Minor
1979-03-105040 Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-07-201320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2016-11-091260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-10-021260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-05-141260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-02-062520 Plain Bob Minor
2015-11-281260 Plain Bob Doubles
2014-07-261272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2014-04-051260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
2011-11-191260 Plain Bob Doubles
2008-02-231320 Reverse Canterbury P Bob Doubles
1978-08-241296 Single Oxford Bob 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