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Biggin Hill
 

Biggin Hill, St Mark


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  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 6-1-24 in B.
  • Grid Ref: TQ419589
  • Rung from: Upstairs in Detached Tower
  • Frame: 1959 John Taylor & Co., 2 tier frame with the tenor below the other 5.
  • 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
Treble 2-2-1222½" G♯ 1959 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
2 3-0-524" F♯ 1959 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
3 3-0-2025" E 1959 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
4 3-2-426" D♯ 1959 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
5 4-2-028½" C♯ 1959 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
Tenor 6-1-2432" B 1959 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never

Inscriptions

History

c 1920 Mission church built with 1 small swing chiming bell.
1954 Rev'd Vivian Symons acquired All Saints, Peckham for dismantling for materials for Biggin Hill. The bell from this church was brought, inscribed "Ring out the old, ring in the new, ring out the false, ring in the true" by Mears & Stainbank.
1957 -1959 New tower designed and built by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott & Partner.
1958 The All Saints bell was given to the RAF Chapel in Biggin Hill. A new tower and bells were ordered. The tower was designed and built by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott & Partner. The bells were from John Taylor & Co.
1959 The bells were cast and hung in the new tower. The tenor was hung just above the ringing room with the other five above on one level. The new church was consecrated by the Bishop of Rochester where the bells rang out on 25 Apr.
1980 Maintenance provided by John Taylor.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2007-11-175040 Surprise Minor (7 Methods)
1989-11-115040 Minor
1978-06-035040 2 Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-07-201320 Norwich Surprise Minor
2017-03-071296 Burslem Delight Minor
2011-02-191260 Grandsire, St Simon's and Plain Bob Doubles
2010-11-131260 Plain Bob Minor
2010-04-171280 Spliced Plain and Little Bob Minor
2010-02-201260 Plain Bob Doubles
2010-02-161260 Plain Bob Doubles
2008-12-291260 St Clements College Bob Minor
2008-01-191320 Primrose Surprise Minor
2004-03-311260 Plain Bob Minor
2003-09-241260 Plain Bob Doubles
1999-06-261260 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1987-09-261320 Norwich Surprise Minor
1977-10-291260 Plain Bob Minor
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Biggin Hill, St George's RAF Chapel

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