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Wateringbury
 

Wateringbury, St John the Baptist


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Recorded by Taylors in 1890)
Weight
(Prior to retuning)
Weight
(Tower notice)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 7-1-197-2-167-1-1434¾" B♭ 1886 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1949 Mears & Stainbank
5 6-0-06-2-206-0-2732½" C 1831 Thomas Mears II 1949 Mears & Stainbank
4 5-0-225-2-145-1-1830¾" D 1831 Thomas Mears II 1949 Mears & Stainbank
3 4-1-24-2-194-1-1528" E♭ 1859 George Mears & Co., Whitechapel 1949 Mears & Stainbank
2 3-2-204-0-83-3-1026" F 1859 George Mears & Co., Whitechapel 1949 Mears & Stainbank
Treble 3-0-83-1-43-0-1824" G 1859 George Mears & Co., Whitechapel 1949 Mears & Stainbank

Inscriptions

Earlier tenor

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor (of 6)7-3-836"1831Thomas Mears IINeverWeight from JT records (1860). Recast 1886.

History

1831 Back 3 bells cast by Thomas Mears.
1859 Front 3 bells cast by George Mears.
1860 Taylor records say: "Wateringbury, Kent: Taylor Job book 1844-1860 (at back, with notes on bells by other founders etc) 1-3 by Mears 1859, others by T. Mears 1831, weights 3-1-14, 4-0-8, 4-2-19, 5-2-14, 6-2-20, 7-3-8." They were spying on the opposition!
1885 Spire destroyed by fire, which also cracked the tenor.
1886 Spire rebuilt and tenor recast by John Warner & Sons.
1949 Bells retuned and rehung on ball bearings.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2007-02-235040 Spliced Surprise Minor (14 methods)
2006-07-155040 Surprise Minor
2004-03-015040 Surprise Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-09-271260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-06-251272 London Surprise Minor
2015-06-161260 Plain Bob Doubles
2014-11-171260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2014-10-171260 3 Doubles
2013-06-251260 Plain Bob Doubles
2013-06-251260 Plain Bob Doubles
2012-06-051260 Plain Bob Minor
2011-08-051320 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
2011-07-191260 Plain Bob Doubles
2011-05-091320 Burslem Delight Minor
2010-05-171260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
1987-04-251260 Double 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