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Rolvenden
 

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

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4-3-628½" F 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
® 2 4-3-329½" E 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
® 3 5-3-2731" D 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
® 4 6-1-2533" C 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
® 5 7-2-1636" B♭ 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
® 6 8-3-1737½" A 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
® 7 9-2-2240½" G 1819 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel
® Tenor 15-0-746" F 1827 Thomas Mears II, Whitechapel Removed 1996 Whitechapel

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

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)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2008-03-155040 St Clements College Bob Triples
2003-09-065088 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
2002-09-075152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
1979-05-075024 Rutland Surprise Major
1978-11-115152 Rutland Surprise Major
1977-07-235088 Rutland Surprise Major
1908-04-205040 Stedman Triples
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-08-131280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2018-05-211260 Grandsire Triples
2017-08-221260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
2015-05-131280 Aldenham Surprise Major
2012-06-101280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2009-07-251260 Grandsire Triples
2008-11-111428 Plain Bob Triples
2008-10-101280 Metheringham Surprise Major
2008-02-231320 Norwich Surprise Minor
2007-10-271344 Plain Bob Major
2007-05-051280 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
2006-12-271280 Spliced Surprise Major
2005-03-111344 Lutterworth Surprise Major
2004-06-111344 Holborn Surprise Major
2003-10-101260 Oxford Bob Triples
2002-06-071250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2002-02-231260 Grandsire Triples
2001-05-041344 Quy Surprise Major
1999-01-081280 Spliced Major (2m)
1996-10-111280 Endangered Spaces Surprise Major
1996-06-191260 Oxford Bob Triples
1992-10-231280 October Surprise Major
1988-08-261280 Uxbridge Surprise Major
1986-02-051260 Doubles (7m/v)
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