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Warehorne
 

Warehorne, St Matthew


Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

Details of the Bells

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

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
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 ('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
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.
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
2007-05-071260 Plain Bob Minor
1984-08-271260 Plain Bob Minor
1983-08-311260 Plain Bob Minor
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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