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Shoreham
 

Shoreham, Ss Peter & Paul


Photo: Post card

Details of the Bells

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

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
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
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
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
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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