Sellindge, St Mary
  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 8-2-19 in A♭
  • Grid Ref: TR093384
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1906 Samuel B Goslin, made of timber
  • 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 (Felstead Database)

  • Sound clip of the ring of bells.(Mark Chittenden-Pile)

    Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 3-1-5 25" F 1909 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1959 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 2 3-3-2 26" E♭ 1909 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1959 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 3 4-0-24 28⅝" D♭ 1909 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1959 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 4 5-0-24 30" C 1723 Samuel Knight, Southwark 1959 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 5 6-3-13 33⅝" B♭ 1723 Samuel Knight, Southwark 1959 Mears & Stainbank
    ® Tenor 8-2-19 37" A♭ 1783 Chapman & Mears, Whitechapel 1959 Mears & Stainbank

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Prior to 1909

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Treble (of 5) 3-2-22 27½" 1906 Samuel B. Goslin Never Recast 1909
    2nd (of 5) 4-1-10 29" 1906 Samuel B. Goslin Never Recast 1909
    Prior to 1906

    Bell Diameter Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Treble (of 5) 27½" 1723 Samuel Knight Never Recast 1906
    2nd (of 5) 29" 1723 Samuel Knight Never Recast 1906
    History

    1552 Record of 4 bells. [1]
    1723 Bells recast into a ring of 5 by Samuel Knight.
    1759 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [2]
    1799 Hasted does not mention bells.
    1906 2 trebles (of 5) recast by Samuel Goslin and all the bells (unsatisfactorily) rehung in a new frame for 6.
    1909 The 2 trebles (of 5) were again recast, this time by Mears & Stainbank, who cast another treble to make 6.
    1959 Bells retuned and rehung in the strengthened frame by Mears & Stainbank.

    [1] First in the stepell iiij bells. Item a hand bell.' ('Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
    [2] "This Church consists of The Great and South Chancells, The Body, and a South Isle. The Tower stands at ye West End, and is cap’t with a Shingled low Spire. In it hang 5 Bells, all made by Sam. Knight, 1723."' ('Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1759)
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    Page updated: 1 April 2016