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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 Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4-1-274-3-627⅛" F 1892 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1975 Whitechapel
® 2 4-1-124-3-427⅞" E 1892 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1975 Whitechapel
® 3 5-2-1830½" D 1777 Thomas Swain, Holborn 1975 Whitechapel
® 4 5-2-330⅞" C 1746 Robert Catlin, Holborn 1975 Whitechapel
® 5 6-1-277-0-1133¼" B♭ 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1975 Whitechapel
® 6 8-0-2236¾" A 1822 Thomas Mears II 1975 Whitechapel
® 7 9-2-610-1-538⅜" G 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1975 Whitechapel
® Tenor 13-2-2214-3-943¾" F 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1975 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)

Belfry gallery



Photo: Photo: Ade Davies, 2021


Photo: Photo: Ade Davies, 2021


Photo: Photo: Ade Davies, 2021

The 7th.
Photo: Photo: Ade Davies, 2021


Photo: Photo: Ade Davies, 2021


Photo: Photo: Ade Davies, 2021
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
1991-12-285152 Superlative Surprise Major
1902-03-315056 Superlative Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2022-05-081260 Plain Bob Doubles
2022-05-021320 Zennor Doubles
2021-12-111260 Plain Bob Doubles
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)
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