Shoreham, Ss Peter & Paul

Photo: Post card

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9-1-16 in G
  • Grid Ref: TQ522615
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1982 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
  • Denomination: Church of England
  • Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Lewisham
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)

    (As supplied)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 3-3-14 24¾" G 1982 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
    ® 2 3-3-20 25¾" F♯ 1982 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
    ® 3 4-1-16 27¾" E 1693 Unknown Conventional 1982 Whitechapel
    ® 4 4-1-24 28⅜" D 1675 John Hodson, Whitechapel Conventional 1982 Whitechapel
    ® 5 5-0-0 29¾" C 1672 John Hodson, Whitechapel Conventional 1982 Whitechapel
    ® 6 5-2-24 31¾" B 1635 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Conventional 1982 Whitechapel
    ® 7 7-1-14 34¾" A 1635 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Conventional 1982 Whitechapel
    ® Tenor 9-1-16 10-1-7 39⅜" G 1850 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel Removed 1982 Whitechapel

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    1 All bells 1982 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
    Inscriptions on the Bells

    Earlier bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Treble 3-3-0 24½" G 1889 Gillett & Johnston Never Recast 1982.
    2nd 3-2-17 25" F♯ 1889 Gillett & Johnston Never Lighter than the treble! Recast 1982.
    History

    1635 Present 6th and 7th cast.
    1672 Present 5th cast.
    1675 Present 4th cast.
    1693 Present 3rd cast.
    1775 Tower rebuilt.
    1850 Present tenor cast. (The church guide suggests that it was added to the existing five.)
    1889 2 trebles were added by Gillett & Johnston to make 8. Carillon apparatus was also added playing various sacred and secular tunes. This was mainly silent for much of the twentieth century.
    1907 Bells rehung by Gillett & Johnston.
    1975 The carillon was put into working order as a memorial to Kathleen Greenwood and Molly Ashby, former members of the congregation.
    1982 The 2 trebles were recast and the bells were retuned and rehung in a new frame by Whitechapel. The carillon was dismantled and sold. The bells were rededicated by the Bishop of Rochester on 12th September.


    Page updated: 1 April 2016