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Throwley, St Michael & All Angels


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 12-1-8 in F♯.
  • Grid Ref: TQ991556
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1933 Mears & Stainbank
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Maidstone
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(Prior to retuning)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 3-3-2226" F♯ 1933 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
® 2 4-3-527" E♯ 1933 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
® 3 5-0-45-1-1429" D♯ 1780 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel Removed 1933 Mears & Stainbank
® 4 5-2-196-0-330½" C♯ 1780 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel Removed 1933 Mears & Stainbank
® 5 5-3-1432" B 1933 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
® 6 7-2-98-0-934½" A♯ 1780 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel Removed 1933 Mears & Stainbank
® 7 8-1-279-0-737" G♯ 1780 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel Removed 1933 Mears & Stainbank
® Tenor 12-1-841" F♯ 1933 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Of the ring of 6 prior to 1933

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
3rd (of 6)6-3-1533"1780Pack & ChapmanNeverCracked in the crown. Recast 1933.
Tenor (of 6)12-2-2442"1780Pack & ChapmanNeverCracked in the crown. Recast 1933.

History

1780 Ring of 6 cast by Pack & Chapman.
1933 3rd and tenor (of 6) recast and 2 trebles added by Mears & Stainbank to make 8. The bells were retuned and rehung in a new frame.

Peal Boards

Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1986
01 Sept 1986: 5280 Spliced S Major (165m) (Most methods for the Association.)

Photo: Andrew Hills, 6 July 2019

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2021-08-055088 Bristol Surprise Major
2015-11-285100 Mixed Doubles (3m)
2009-08-295184 Quedgeley Surprise Major
2009-05-045088 Odyssey Surprise Major
2008-12-305024 Spliced Surprise Major
2007-06-235184 Bristol Surprise Major
2005-08-205056 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
2003-12-305024 Spliced Surprise Major
2003-07-265088 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
2003-03-085152 Spliced Surprise Major
2001-12-295152 Glasgow Surprise Major
1999-08-145056 Essex Surprise Major
1996-08-105152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1995-08-185058 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1994-09-015184 London Surprise Major
1964-01-045024 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2021-09-031288 Grandsire Triples
2019-11-231344 Spliced Surprise Major
2019-11-081280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2019-04-121280 Plain Bob Major
2019-03-111260 Doubles (1p/2m)
2019-01-161260 Plain Bob Doubles
2018-11-181260 Doubles (4m)
2018-09-211280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2018-09-111280 Turramurra Surprise Major
2017-07-151280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2017-03-181252 Rutland Surprise Major
2016-05-281250 Rutland Surprise Major
2016-02-191280 Kent Treble Bob Major
2015-02-211282 Cambridge Surprise Major
2012-10-111260 Plain Bob Doubles
2012-06-271260 Single Oxford Bob Triples
2010-06-161280 Medway Surprise Major
2010-03-061264 Plain Bob Major
2008-02-211344 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
2006-05-131280 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
2005-02-191280 Spliced Surprise Major (5m)
2004-04-031726 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
2000-01-081280 Double Coslany Court Bob Major
1999-01-301260 Grandsire Triples
1977-06-041280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Belmont House, Coach House Clock Tower
Clock chime of 3 bells


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