Untitled Document
  
Seal Chart
 

Seal Chart, St Lawrence


Photo: Brian Butcher, 2007

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 3-0-723¹³⁄₁₆" G 2013 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
2 5-0-2625⁷⁄₁₆" F♯ 2013 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
3 3-3-1026⅞" E 1888 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2013 Whitechapel
4 4-2-2228⅝" D♯ 1888 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2013 Whitechapel
5 4-3-1730⅛" C♯ 1888 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2013 Whitechapel
Tenor 5-2-2131¹⁵⁄₁₆" B 1888 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2013 Whitechapel

Inscriptions

The ring before remodelling in 2013

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 6)4-2-1727⅜"E♯1888Mears & StainbankNeverNow the 3rd
2nd (of 6)5-0-2629⅜"D♯1888Mears & StainbankNeverNow the 4th
3rd (of 6)5-2-2030¾"C♯1888Mears & StainbankNeverNow the 5th
4th (of 6)6-2-1932½"B♯1888Mears & StainbankNeverNow the tenor
5th (of 6)7-3-1035¼"A♯1888Mears & StainbankNeverScrapped 2013
Tenor (of 6)10-0-1138⅜"G♯1888Mears & StainbankNeverScrapped 2013

History

1857 - 8 Church built by C. H. Howell.
1867 Parish created from that of Kemsing.
1868 June Church consecrated together with the 2 small bells provided in the open gable.
1887 - 8 Tower built by F. W. Hunt.
1888 A new ring of 6 was cast by Mears & Stainbank.
1932 Bells rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
1951 Clappers reforged and refitted with new leather baldricks.
1972 Belfry overhauled and rehung.
2013 The ring was remodelled into a lighter ring of 6 by using the 4th as the tenor and casting 2 new trebles. The work was done by Whites of Appleton, with the new bells cast at Whitechapel. The new ring was first rung on 23rd July.

Articles

  • "St Lawrence, Seal Chart, Sevenoaks, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 5 December 1975
  • Gallery


    These next three photographs are of the bells before the remodelling in 2013. The bells in this belfry were very difficult to photograph owing to the fact that the bellframe took up most of the space.
    Photo: Dickon Love, 3 Mar 2007


    Photo: Dickon Love, 3 Mar 2007


    Photo: Dickon Love, 3 Mar 2007
    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2017-08-235040 Minor (3m)
    2016-03-055040 Surprise Minor
    2015-09-075040 Surprise Minor
    2015-07-185040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2007-03-035040 Minor (5m)
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-06-161260 Doubles
    2018-04-141260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
    2018-01-031320 Cuckoo Surprise Minor
    2017-11-131260 Doubles (5m)
    2017-10-281260 Doubles
    2017-06-161260 Double Oxford Bob Minor
    2017-01-181440 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2016-12-171300 Julie McDonnell Doubles
    2016-10-221260 Doubles
    2016-07-031296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2016-02-091272 Warkworth Surprise Minor
    2015-10-241260 Doubles
    2014-04-051272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
    2013-12-301260 Minor 720 Single Oxford/540 Plain Bob
    2012-06-061260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2011-08-061320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
    2009-10-281260 Doubles (1p2m)
    2009-06-131260 Plain Bob Minor
    Full list of peals here
    Full list of quarters here

    Elsewhere in the Parish

    Seal Chart, School
    Single bell

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