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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

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(As supplied)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 3-3-1424¾" G 1982 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
® 2 3-3-2025¾" F♯ 1982 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
® 3 4-1-1627¾" E 1693 Unknown Conventional 1982 Whitechapel
® 4 4-1-2428⅜" D 1675 John Hodson, Whitechapel Conventional 1982 Whitechapel
® 5 5-0-029¾" C 1672 John Hodson, Whitechapel Conventional 1982 Whitechapel
® 6 5-2-2431¾" B 1635 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Conventional 1982 Whitechapel
® 7 7-1-1434¾" A 1635 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Conventional 1982 Whitechapel
® Tenor 9-1-1610-1-739⅜" G 1850 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel Removed 1982 Whitechapel

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterNoteDateFounderRetunedFate
Treble3-3-024½"G1889Gillett & JohnstonNeverRecast 1982.
2nd3-2-1725"F♯1889Gillett & JohnstonNeverLighter 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.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2013-12-215056 Spliced Surprise Major (8 Methods)
2009-11-025056 Bristol Surprise Major
2004-10-025088 Bristol Surprise Major
2000-05-215088 Bristol Surprise Major
1983-11-195058 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-06-081260 Stedman Triples
2019-02-161344 Plain Bob Major
2018-12-211280 Spliced Surprise Major
2018-09-141280 Single Oxford Bob Major
2018-03-121344 Cassiobury Surprise Major
2018-03-101260 Doubles (2m)
2017-03-111260 Julie McDonnell New Bob Triples
2016-11-191250 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2016-04-301250 Uxbridge Surprise Major
2016-01-091250 Superlative Surprise Major
2015-06-051344 Spliced Surprise Major (4 M)
2015-05-191280 Plain Bob Major
2015-01-121280 Spliced Surprise Major
2014-03-221264 Plain Bob Major
2010-07-171344 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2010-02-131260 Grandsire Doubles
2009-08-221280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1999-06-261260 Plain Bob Major
1995-04-011250 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
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