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Saltwood
 

Saltwood, Ss Peter & Paul


Photo: Dickon Love, 12th Mar 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 12-1-2242¾" F♯ 1912 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
5 9-2-2738¾" G♯ 1912 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
4 7-2-1235½" A♯ 1912 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
3 5-3-1233" B 1912 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
2 5-1-1330½" C♯ 1912 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
Treble 4-3-1128¾" D♯ 1912 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

Prior to 1912.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 5)4-1-028.5"1722John WaylettNeverRecast 1912
2nd (of 5)5-0-929"1722John WaylettNeverRecast 1912
3rd (of 5)5-1-2530"1722John WaylettNeverRecast 1912
4th (of 5)7-1-1434½"1722John WaylettNeverRecast 1912
Tenor (of 5)10-0-838½"1723John WaylettNeverRecast 1912

History

1552 Record of 4 bells. [1]
1722 Bells recast into a ring of 4 by John Waylett.
1723 Tenor added by John Waylett to make 5.
1757 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [2]
1799 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [3]
1873 The ringing room was moved from the ground floor (where a vestry was then built) to its present position.
1892 Saddleback tower roof replaces with the existing one.
1911 3rd (of 5) reported to be cracked.
1912 Bells recast into a heavier ring of 6 and rehung in a new frame.
1967 Bells were overhauled.
1971 Bells rehung on ball bearings by Whitechapel.
[1] Item iiij bells hanging in the steple of the same parisshe. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] "This Church consists of a Chancell, Body, and North Isle. The Steeple, in which hang 5 Tuneable Bells, is a pointed Tower, and stands at The West End. The Bells have no other Inscriptions, but that they were made in 1722 & 1723, by John Waylett, and Thom (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)
[3] At the west end is a square tower, having a tile ridge roof on it, which disfigures the rest of the building much. There are four bells in it. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-05-305040 Minor (5m)
2012-10-135040 Minor (3m)
2009-07-115040 Minor
2007-04-215040 York Surprise Minor (variable Hunt)
2005-01-155040 Surprise Minor (14m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2015-05-141296 Alnwick Surprise Minor
2013-12-071320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2012-06-061260 Plain Bob Minor
2010-01-231260 St Clements College Bob Minor
2009-04-251300 Plain Bob Doubles
2008-04-061260 Doubles (11m/V)
2007-01-241296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2006-05-011296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1979-09-101272 Hexham Surprise Minor
1976-11-081260 St Clements 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