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Rolvenden
 

Rolvenden, St Mary the Virgin


Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

Details of the Bells

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

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
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
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
2002-02-231260 Grandsire Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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