Birchington on Sea, All Saints
  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 8-2-17 in A
  • Grid Ref: TR301690
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1955 Mears & Stainbank
  • 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 (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 2-3-12 22⅝" A 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
    ® 2 3-0-18 23¾" G♯ 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
    ® 3 3-1-9 25" F♯ 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
    ® 4 4-0-10 27" E 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
    ® 5 4-3-13 29" D 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
    ® 6 5-0-18 30" C♯ 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
    ® 7 6-2-18 33" B 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
    ® Tenor 8-2-17 36" A 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    1 All bells 1955 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Steel
    Inscriptions on the Bells

    How the bells are tuned

    Prior to 1956

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Treble 3-3-18 24¾" G 1901 Mears & Stainbank Never Recast 1956
    2nd 3-3-24 25¾" F♯ 1901 Mears & Stainbank Never Recast 1956
    3rd 4-0-27 27" E 1887 John Warner & Sons Never Recast 1956
    4th 4-0-10 28½" D 1728 Samuel Knight Never Recast 1956
    5th 4-1-6 29" C 1728 Samuel Knight Never Recast 1956
    6th 4-2-7 30½" B 1728 Samuel Knight Never Recast 1956
    7th 7-2-17 35" A 1633 Joseph Hatch Never Recast 1956
    Tenor 7-3-20 36" G 1730 Samuel Knight Never Recast 1956
    History

    1552 2nd (of 3) recast by William Oldfield of Canterbury.
    1578 Tenor recast.
    1606 A bell was recast by Joseph Hatch.
    1620 A bell was recast by Joseph Hatch.
    1624 A bell was recast by Joseph Hatch 31 lbs heavier.
    1633 A bell was recast by Joseph Hatch.
    1663 -5 A new frame was built by Thomas Fuller (for 5 bells).
    1728 Front 3 (of 5) recast by Samuel Knight.
    1730 Tenor recast by Samuel Knight.
    1887 Treble added by John Warner to make 6. The bells were rehung by S. Snelling.
    1901 2 trebles were added by Mears & Stainbank to make 8.
    1909 Back 6 bells rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
    1945 Bells rehung on ball bearings.
    1956 Bells recast and rehung in a new frame by Mears & Stainbank.

    Peal boards

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1905

  • Oct 1905: 5040 Grandsire Triples (Half muffled for death of Dr Ellicott, Bishop of Gloucester, and centenary of the death of Lord Nelson.)

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1974

  • Dec 1974: 5056 Plain Bob Major

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1948

  • Nov 1947: 5040 Grandsire Triples (Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.)

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1960

  • Oct 1960: 5040 Grandsire Triples (1st peal on the bells.)

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 2016

  • Jun 2012 : 5040 Doubles (1p/9m/32v) (Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.)

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated 2016

  • Jun 2013 : 5040 Doubles (10m/1p) (60th anniversary of the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II.)

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated 2016

  • Sept 2015 : 5040 Doubles (10m/32v) (To congratulate HM The Queen on becoming the country's longest reigning monarch.)

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated 2017

  • May 2016 : 5040 Doubles (21m/v) (21st birthday of Douglas Neve.)

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated 2017

  • Apr 2017 : 5040 Julie McDonnell Bob Doubles (In support of Bellringers Strike Back Against Blood Cancer, in memory of Tony Horton.)

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1982

  • Nov 1982: 5040 Plain Bob Major (All Saints Tide.)

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1982

  • Dec 1981: 5040 Plain Bob Major

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1981

  • May 1981: 5040 Plain Bob Major

  • Photo: Tim Attride, 7 February 2018


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