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Birchington on Sea
 

Birchington on Sea, All Saints


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 8-2-1736" A 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
7 6-2-1833" B 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
6 5-0-1830" C♯ 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
5 4-3-1329" D 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
4 4-0-1027" E 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
3 3-1-925" F♯ 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
2 3-0-1823¾" G♯ 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
Treble 2-3-1222⅝" A 1956 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Prior to 1956

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble3-3-1824¾"G1901Mears & StainbankNeverRecast 1956
2nd3-3-2425¾"F♯1901Mears & StainbankNeverRecast 1956
3rd4-0-2727"E1887John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1956
4th4-0-1028½"D1728Samuel KnightNeverRecast 1956
5th4-1-629"C1728Samuel KnightNeverRecast 1956
6th4-2-730½"B1728Samuel KnightNeverRecast 1956
7th7-2-1735"A1633Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1956
Tenor7-3-2036"G1730Samuel KnightNeverRecast 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.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2010-11-205040 Stedman Triples
2009-09-195040 Stedman Triples
2005-02-265024 Oaks in Charnwood Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2013-01-051260 Stedman Triples
2011-09-031260 Grandsire Triples
2010-04-041260 Plain Bob Minor
2009-03-151260 Plain Bob Doubles
2009-02-281260 Grandsire Triples
2008-12-201260 Plain Bob Doubles
2008-06-071260 Plain Bob Doubles
2008-03-231260 Grandsire Triples
2008-03-081260 Doubles (5m,1p)
2008-02-031260 Doubles (3m)
2007-11-201260 Plain Bob Triples
2007-10-251260 Stedman Triples
2007-10-241280 Plain Bob Major
2007-06-101296 Plain Bob Major
2007-06-091260 Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles
2007-06-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2006-10-011260 Doubles (2M)
2006-07-301260 Doubles (3m/1v)
2006-07-231260 Doubles (2m)
2006-07-161260 Grandsire Triples
2006-07-151260 Plain Bob Minor
2006-04-241260 Grandsire Triples
2006-04-161288 Plain Bob Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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