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St Peter in Thanet
 

St Peter in Thanet, St Peter the Apostle


Photo: David Cawley, 2017

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 13-2-22 in F.
  • Grid Ref: TR380684
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1887 Samuel Snelling, frame for 8 bells
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(As supplied)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
® Treble 4-1-274-3-627⅛" F 1892 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel1975 Whitechapel
® 2 4-1-124-3-427⅞" E 1892 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel1975 Whitechapel
® 3 5-2-1830½" D 1777 Thomas Swain, Holborn1975 Whitechapel
® 4 5-2-330⅞" C 1746 Robert Catlin, Holborn1975 Whitechapel
® 5 6-1-277-0-1133¼" B♭ 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel1975 Whitechapel
® 6 8-0-2236¾" A 1822 Thomas Mears II1975 Whitechapel
® 7 9-2-610-1-538⅜" G 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel1975 Whitechapel
® Tenor 13-2-2214-3-943¾" F 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel1975 Whitechapel

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
3rd (of 6)7¼ cwt approx.34"1746Robert CatlinNeverRecast 1887
5th (of 6)10½ cwt approx.39½"1746Robert CatlinNeverRecast 1887
Tenor (of 6)15 cwt approx.42¾"1800Thomas Mears INeverRecast 1887

History

1723 Lewis' "History of Thanet" states that a few years earlier, the ancient ring of 5 was recast into a ring of 6.
1746 2nd, 3rd and 5th (of 6) recast by Robert Catlin.
1777 Treble (of 6) recast by Thomas Swain.
1793 Record of 6 bells in the tower. [1]
1800 Tenor (of 6) recast by Thomas Mears.
1822 4th (of 6) recast by Thomas Mears.
1887 3rd, 5th and 6th (of 6) were cracked and recast by Mears & Stainbank. The bells were rehung in a new frame for 8 bells by Samuel Snelling.
1892 2 trebles, by Mears & Stainbank, were added to the empty pits to make 8.
1923 Mears & Stainbank did some work in the belfry.
1975 Bells retuned and rehung in the strengthened frame by Whitechapel.
[1] At the West end of the church is a handsome tower, built of flint, with stone quoins and buttresses; within it is a musical peal of six bells. (A Tour the the Isle of Thanet and Some other Parts of East Kent, Cozens, Zechariah, 1793)

Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-06-291260 Plain Bob Doubles
2018-02-171260 Plain Bob Doubles
2011-02-261280 Plain Bob Major
2011-02-201296 Plain Bob Major
2011-02-041260 Grandsire Triples
2011-01-091288 Grandsire Triples
2010-12-051260 Stedman Triples
2010-05-161260 Doubles (5m)
2010-03-281260 Grandsire Doubles
2009-12-061260 Stedman Triples
2009-07-041260 Single Oxford Bob Triples
2009-04-251260 Doubles (3m)
2009-02-081260 Grandsire Triples
2008-12-071260 Stedman Triples
2008-10-121260 Grandsire Doubles
2008-10-091260 Grandsire Triples
2008-06-291260 Grandsire Triples
2008-02-241260 Plain Bob Minor
2007-12-021260 Grandsire Doubles
2007-11-041260 Doubles (3m, 1v)
2007-07-211260 Grandsire Triples
2007-07-071260 Doubles (2m)
2007-07-011260 Doubles (2m/1v)
2007-04-141260 Doubles (2methods)
2007-03-251260 Grandsire Doubles
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Broadstairs, Holy Cross Convent
Formerly a single bell, weighing 3-2-13


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 6 November 2020