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Warehorne
 

Warehorne, St Matthew


Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9-2-8 in G.
  • Grid Ref: TQ989325
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Ashford
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4-0-1827" E 1936 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat
® 2 4-3-029" D 1721 John Waylett, Cripplegate Removed
® 3 5-2-831½" C 1721 John Waylett, Cripplegate Removed
® 4 6-2-1232½" B 1913 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat
® 5 7-3-1236½" A 1913 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat
® Tenor 9-2-839" G 1721 John Waylett, Cripplegate Removed

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
3 (of 5)32½"1721John WaylettNeverRecast 1913
4 (of 5)36½"1723John WaylettNeverRecast 1913

History

1552 Record of 4 bells in the tower.
1721 Bells 1, 2, 3 and 5 (of 5) recast by John Waylett who rehung the bells in a new timber frame.
1723 4th (of 5) recast by John Waylett.
1776 Present tower built.
1799 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [1]
1913 3 and 4 (of 5) recast by Alfred Bowell and the remainder rehung. [2]
1936 A treble was added to make 6, by Alfred Bowell. [3]
[1] The church, which is dedicated to St. Matthew, is a large handsome building, consisting of three isles and a chancel, all which are ceiled, and handsomely kept. At the west end is a square brick tower, built about twenty-six years ago, in the room of the old one, which fell down. There are five bells in it. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)
[2] To recasting the 3rd & 4th bells and rehanging the peal of five. To repairing the floor under the bells and strengthening the framework £74. Paid cq. 19 Mar 1913. (Bowell records, 7 Mar 1913)
[3] 1936 7 July: To supplying new treble bell complete as per contract $60. To 2 best bell ropes @ 22/- £2-4-0. Total £62-4-0. Paid cq on a/c £32-4-0 7 July 1936. cq £30 10 Aug 1936. 1936 10 July: To 13 handbells £4. Paid by cq. 28 Aug 1936. (Bowell records)

Gallery


Bells 1, 2 and 3.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 2000

and bells 4, 5 and 6.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 2000

The layout of the 6 bells in their frame as seen from above.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 2000


Photo: Ollie Watson, Aug 2021


Photo: Ollie Watson, Aug 2021


Photo: Ollie Watson, Aug 2021


Photo: Ollie Watson, Aug 2021


Photo: Ollie Watson, Aug 2021


Photo: Ollie Watson, Aug 2021


Photo: Ollie Watson, Aug 2021


Photo: Ollie Watson, Aug 2021


Photo: Ollie Watson, Aug 2021

The intermediate chamber.
Photo: Ollie Watson, Aug 2021

Peal Boards

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1958
24 May 1958: 5040 Cambridge S Minor (Half-muffled in memory of Revd Wilfred Couch, Rector.)

Photo: Ollie Watson, 1 August 2021

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2011-05-305040 Minor (3m)
2003-07-215040 Surprise Minor (4m)
1958-10-115040 Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2021-11-201260 Grandsire Doubles
2021-11-131260 Grandsire Doubles
2021-11-061260 Grandsire Doubles
2021-10-241260 Grandsire Doubles
2021-08-301260 Plain Bob Minor
2021-08-221260 Grandsire Doubles
2020-01-111260 Grandsire Doubles
2019-12-301296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2019-05-121260 Grandsire Doubles
2018-08-251320 Norwich Surprise Minor
2018-05-071260 Doubles (11m/V)
2016-12-091260 Julie McDonnell Bob Doubles
2016-06-031260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2015-05-121272 Sandiacre Surprise Minor
2014-04-021296 High Halden Surprise Minor
2013-03-021260 Plain Bob Minor
2012-06-071260 Plain Bob Minor
2011-02-241320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2009-07-181272 Norwich Surprise Minor
2008-11-131320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2007-07-221260 Plain Bob Minor
2007-05-071260 Plain Bob Minor
2003-05-261260 Plain Bob Minor
2002-05-061272 Minor (3m)
2002-03-231320 Rosemary's Return Delight Minor
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 5 September 2021