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Walmer
 

Walmer, St Mary


Photo: Dickon Love, 12th Apr 2005

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 18-0-9 in E♭.
  • Grid Ref: TR371501
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1892 Two tier frame by John Warner & Sons with 1, 4 & 7 on top.
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: . Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As received 1934)
Weight
(Quoted by F E Robinson (possibly supplied weights))
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 18-0-918-2-1218-1-1648" E♭ 1892 John Warner & Sons 1934 Mears & Stainbank
7 13-0-1513-3-2313-3-044" F 1892 John Warner & Sons 1934 Mears & Stainbank
6 10-2-310-3-1110-2-2139¾" G 1892 John Warner & Sons 1934 Mears & Stainbank
5 9-0-119-1-259-1-1738" A♭ 1892 John Warner & Sons 1934 Mears & Stainbank
4 7-1-07-2-27-1-2234½" B♭ 1892 John Warner & Sons 1934 Mears & Stainbank
3 6-1-236-3-06-3-033" C 1892 John Warner & Sons 1934 Mears & Stainbank
2 5-3-196-0-136-0-2131¼" D 1892 John Warner & Sons 1934 Mears & Stainbank
Treble 5-2-205-3-195-3-030¼" E♭ 1892 John Warner & Sons 1934 Mears & Stainbank

Inscriptions

History

1887 - 8 A new church was built by Sir A. Blomfield. It was consecrated on 5th April 1888 by Archbishop Benson.
1892 Ring of 8 cast by John Warner. The uninscribed bell from Blessed St Mary church was recast to form the 6th of this ring.
1893 A tower, called the "Granville Tower" built to the memory Earl Granville, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports was added to the church, although it was left unfinished without its intended spire. The new bells were hung in April and first rung in the autumn.
1934 Bells retuned and rehung by Mears & Stainbank.

Pictures of the belfry


The treble.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Aug 2017

The 2nd.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Aug 2017

The 3rd.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Aug 2017

The 4th.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Aug 2017

The 5th.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Aug 2017

The 6th.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Aug 2017

The 7th.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Aug 2017

The tenor.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Aug 2017

Inside the tenor.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Aug 2017

View from the top tier: treble 4 and 7.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Aug 2017
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2013-04-065125 Spliced Major
2005-04-125056 Bristol Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-09-101260 Grandsire Triples
2016-02-131264 Plain Bob Major
2011-10-221260 Plain Bob Triples
2003-07-261260 Plain Bob Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Walmer, Lifeboat House
Single bell in open gable
Walmer, Castle
Single bell

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 3 September 2017