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Shorne, Ss Peter & Paul


Photo: Dickon Love

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9-2-0 in G.
  • Grid Ref: TQ690710
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1913 Alfred Bowell, designed for 8 bells
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4 cwt approx.27¼" E 1803 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel Never
® 2 4½ cwt approx29½" D 1803 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel Never
® 3 5 cwt approx.31¼" C 1803 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel Never
® 4 5½ cwt approx32½" B 1803 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel Never
® 5 7 cwt approx.34¾" A 1803 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel Never
® Tenor 9-2-037¾" G 1803 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

History

1803 6 bells were cast by Thomas Mears.
1914 Bells rehung by Alfred Bowell in a new frame for 8. [1]
1996 The clapper staple on the 3rd was found to be loose, so it was drilled out and rehung by the Kent C.A.
[1] 1914 6th Aug: To rehanging the six bells in new steel frames for eight bells £130. To new clock hammer & connection s £2 total £132. Paid cq 24 April 1914. 1914 6 Aug: To chiming apparatus with door complete £8-10-0. To new window to south side of tower £3. To netting to other three windows 10/- £12. Paid cq. 8 Aug 1914. 1933 13 Oct: To six 70 ft ropes. Carriage pad to Gravesend Sta. £6-11-0. Paid cq. 31 Oct 1933. (Bowell records)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2022-03-215040 Spliced Surprise Minor (31m)
2016-08-035040 Spliced Surprise Minor
2015-03-145040 Spliced Surprise Minor (14m)
2002-04-085040 Surprise Minor
2002-01-265040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1996-09-085040 Surprise Minor
1971-02-245040 Plain Bob Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2022-03-251296 Pabbay (south) Surprise Minor
2018-12-011320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2017-11-041260 Stedman Doubles
2017-01-051260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-12-301260 Doubles (7m/4v)
2015-11-211260 Doubles (2m: 900 Grandsire, 360 Plain Bob)
2015-02-191296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2014-12-061280 Union Doubles
2014-04-221296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2012-06-021260 Grandsire Doubles
2007-01-061260 Plain Bob Doubles
2004-12-221260 Doubles (13m)
2004-06-091284 Plain Bob Minor
1999-01-031260 Minor (2m)
1995-10-081260 Plain Bob Minor
1995-03-181320 London Surprise Minor
1995-02-221260 Plain Bob Doubles
1988-12-271260 Plain Bob Minor
1978-08-211272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
1977-06-071296 Beverley Surprise Minor
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