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St Mary Cray
 

St Mary Cray, St Mary


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  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 11-3-21 in G.
  • Grid Ref: TQ472684
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1913 Gillett & Johnson, made from iron & steel
  • Diocese: 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 Retuned
Tenor 11-3-2140⅛" G 1913 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
5 8-2-1935⅞" A 1913 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
4 7-0-2433" B 1913 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
3 5-3-1731¼" C 1913 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
2 4-1-1428" D 1913 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
Treble 3-3-626⅛" E 1913 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Earlier ring of bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 5)31½"1583Robert MotNeverRecast 1913

History

1552 Record of 5 bells. [1]
1583 Front 2 bells recast by Robert Mot.
1655 Back 3 bells recast by John Hodson.
1867 Originally a chapelry within Orpington Parish, a separate parish was created in this year.
1882 Bells rehung by Gillett & Co.
1913 Bells recast and augmented to 6 and hung in a new frame by Gillett & Johnston.
[1] Item v bells suted in the steple and a saincts bell of brasse. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-03-095040 Spliced Delight Minor (28m)
2015-01-105040 Surprise Minor
2014-03-165040 Spliced Surprise Minor (5m)
2014-01-055040 Minor (3 Methods)
2007-11-175040 Surprise Minor (7 Methods)
2007-06-095040 Spliced Plain Minor (16 methods)
2005-09-045040 Spliced Surprise Minor (36m atw)
2004-09-195040 Minor (7 methods)
1990-12-275040 Surprise Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-10-241274 Surprise Minor (2m)
2017-09-201320 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-02-131320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2016-10-141260 Doubles (2 Methods)
2016-07-301260 Doubles (2 Methods)
2016-06-051440 Plain Bob Minor
2015-11-291260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-09-061260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-05-171260 Doubles (4 Methods)
2015-05-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-03-291260 Plain Bob Doubles
2014-11-231260 Doubles (2 Methods)
2014-11-151440 Spliced Surprise Minor (23m)
2013-11-101269 Doubles (3 Methods)
2013-10-131260 Grandsire Doubles
2013-09-071260 Stedman Doubles
2013-07-281260 Doubles (4 Methods)
2013-07-211260 Spliced Minor (3m)
2013-06-091260 Doubles (4 Methods)
2013-05-121320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2013-04-141260 Grandsire Doubles
2013-03-031260 Plain Bob Minor
2013-02-101260 Plain Bob Doubles
2012-12-091260 Grandsire Doubles
2012-07-221260 Plain Bob Doubles
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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