Saltwood, Ss Peter & Paul

Photo: Dickon Love, 12th Mar 2005

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 12-1-22 in F♯.
  • Grid Ref: TR157360
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1912 Mears & Stainbank
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Ashford
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

  • Sound clip of the ring of bells.(Damian S Smith)

Details of the Bells

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

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
1 All bells 1912 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel


Prior to 1912

Bell Weight
(most recent)
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


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 Thomas Pepper, Junior." (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.
2018-09-065040 Surprise Minor
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)
1984-08-205040 Minor (7m)
1963-12-275040 Plain Bob Doubles
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2022-02-181260 Minor (2m)
2019-06-221296 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2017-07-041260 Stedman Doubles
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
2001-02-221260 Plain Bob Doubles
2000-09-011440 Abertawe Bob Minor
2000-07-081260 Plain Bob Minor
1996-02-281320 London Surprise Minor
1988-07-241404 Plain Bob Minor
1979-09-101272 Hexham Surprise Minor
1978-07-191260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
1976-11-081260 St Clements Bob Minor
1959-09-031260 Grandsire Doubles
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