Rolvenden, St Mary the Virgin

Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 15-0-7 in F
  • Grid Ref: TQ844312
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Denomination: Church of England
  • Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Ashford
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 4-3-6 28½" F 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
    ® 2 4-3-3 29½" E 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
    ® 3 5-3-27 31" D 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
    ® 4 6-1-25 33" C 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
    ® 5 7-2-16 36" B♭ 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
    ® 6 8-3-17 37½" A 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
    ® 7 9-2-22 40½" G 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
    ® Tenor 15-0-7 46" F 1827 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Inscriptions on the Bells

    History

    1819 Ring of 8 cast by Thomas Mears.
    1827 Tenor recast by Thomas Mears.
    1923 Bells overhauled by Alfred Bowell. [1]
    1976 Frame and fittings tightened, clappers rebushed and pulleys serviced.
    1996 Bells retuned and rehung by Whitechapel.

    [1] To rehanging the 8 bells £90. Extras. Allowance for expenses £10. Ironwork & strengthening old frame £5. 2 new wheels for 6th & 7th @ £3 each £6. Total £111. Paid cq. 24 Oct 1923.' ('Bowell records, 18 Sept 1823)
    Peal boards

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1844

  • Jul 1844: 5040 Grandsire Triples

  • Photo: Richard Steele, 1 May 2024

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1896

  • Mar 1896: 5040 Grandsire Triples

  • Photo: Richard Steele, 1 May 2024

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1899

  • Feb 1899: 5040 Grandsire Triples

  • Photo: Richard Steele, 1 May 2024

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1905

  • Jan 1905: 5040 Grandsire Triples

  • Photo: Richard Steele, 1 May 2024

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1899

  • Mar 1899: 5040 Grandsire Triples

  • Photo: Richard Steele, 1 May 2024

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1820

  • Dec 1820: 5040 Plain Bob Triples (Local band, all of whom have been learning in less than a year.)

  • Photo: Richard Steele, 1 May 2024

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1821

  • Feb 1821: 5040 Grandsire Union Triples

  • Photo: Richard Steele, 1 May 2024

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1822

  • Feb 1822: 5040 Grandsire Triples

  • Photo: Richard Steele, 1 May 2024

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1930

  • Oct 1930: 5040 Grandsire Triples

  • Photo: Richard Steele, 1 May 2024

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1909

  • Mar 1909: 5040 Grandsire Triples

  • Photo: Richard Steele, 1 May 2024

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1893

  • Dec 1893: 5040 Grandsire Triples

  • Photo: Richard Steele, 1 May 2024


    Page updated: 1 April 2016