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Sundridge
 

Sundridge, St Mary


Photo: Dickon Love

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Supplied weight)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 15-1-2115-1-2143⁹⁄₁₆" F♯ 1885 Gillett & Co, Croydon 2005 Whitechapel
5 9-3-838" G♯ 1619 Thomas Bartlett, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel
4 7-3-1434½" A♯ 1666 John Hodson, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel
3 6-3-1333" B 1666 John Hodson, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel
2 6-0-1531½" C♯ 1683 Christopher Hodson, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel
Treble 5-2-116-0-330" D♯ 1885 Gillett & Co, Croydon 2005 Whitechapel
Priest's Bell 0-1-2613⅛" A 1937 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

History

1619 Present 5th cast.
1666 Present 3rd and 4th cast.
1683 The two trebles were added or recast by Christopher Hodson.
1737 Tenor recast or added by Samuel Knight.
1882 Most of the fittings of the back five are by Harry Stokes of Woodbury, Devon, dated to this year.
1885 Treble and tenor recast by Gillett & Co.
1937 Nov Sanctus bell recast by Mears & Stainbank and the other bells were overhauled. [1]
2005 Bells retuned and rehung in the existing frame by Whitechapel.
[1] Providing new fittings, repairs to clappers of 2nd, 3rd, 4th and tenor. Rehanging peal in ball bearings, £117.15. (Whitechapel records)

Gallery


The 2nd (note the blackening due to the welding process).
Photo: Frank Lewis, 12 Feb 2006

The 2nd again.
Photo: Frank Lewis, 12 Feb 2006

4th, 5th and tenor.
Photo: Frank Lewis, 12 Feb 2006

The 3rd.
Photo: Frank Lewis, 12 Feb 2006

The 4th (just), 5th and tenor.
Photo: Frank Lewis, 12 Feb 2006

Detailed shot of the 2nd and its canon-retaining headstock.
Photo: Frank Lewis, 12 Feb 2006
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2015-07-025040 Surprise Minor
2011-12-175040 Spliced Surprise Minor (21m)
2002-02-095040 Surprise Minor
1991-06-015040 Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-12-071260 Julie McDonnell Bob Doubles
2014-09-051272 Plain Bob Minor
2014-04-051296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2011-08-061296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2010-12-231260 Grandsire Doubles
2008-11-081260 Plain Bob Minor
2005-12-291296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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