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Birling, All Saints


  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 6-3-16 in A.
  • Grid Ref: TQ680605
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1986 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Maidstone
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(As received 1986)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 2-2-0 A 1986 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
® 2 2-3-27 G♯ 1986 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
® 3 3-1-273-2-1924⅜" F♯ 1759 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel 1986 Whitechapel
® 4 3-1-223-3-1925⅞" E 1746 Thomas Lester, Whiechapel 1986 Whitechapel
® 5 4-0-104-3-1527¾" D 1746 Thomas Lester, Whiechapel 1986 Whitechapel
® 6 4-1-12 C♯ 1986 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
® 7 5-0-05-1-131¼" B 1631 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1986 Whitechapel
® Tenor 6-3-167-0-934" A 1631 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1986 Whitechapel

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Prior to remodelling in 1986

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(As supplied 1891)
DiameterNoteDateFounderRetunedFate
Treble (of 8)3-3-33-3-324¾"G1891Mears & StainbankNeverSold to Brimpsfield, Glos.
5th (of 8)4-3-84-3-829½"C1891Mears & StainbankNeverRecast 1986 as 6th of 8
Tenor (of 8)8-0-228-0-2237⅝"G1891Mears & StainbankNeverScrapped 1986 for metal

Prior to 1891

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterNoteDateFounderRetunedFate
4th (of 8)4-1-626"C♯1631Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1891 a semitone deeper

History

1631 3 bells cast by Joseph Hatch, destined to form 4,5,6 of a ring of 6.
1746 2 bells cast by Thomas Lester, forming 2,3 of 6.
1759 Treble cast by Lester & Pack.
1891 A new treble and tenor added by Mears & Stainbank, and the 4th was recast a semitone flatter. Bells rehung in a two tier anticlockwise frame.
1961 Bells rung again after many years of silence.
1982 June Bells removed by members of the K.C.A. and stored at Whitechapel.
1986 Old treble had been sold to Brimpsfield, Glos. New bell cast a semitone sharper and another treble cast. Old 5th recast a semitone sharper and tenor scrapped. Bells rehung in new clockwise frame. They were tried out on 20th Feb and dedicated on 10th Mar 1986.

Articles

  • "From Eight to Six to Five to Eight - Now the Best in Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 3 April 1987
  • Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2014-11-155056 Kinver Surprise Major
    2001-06-235184 London Surprise Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-11-031260 Grandsire Triples
    2018-09-141280 Lindum Surprise Major
    2017-09-201250 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
    2017-03-041250 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2016-08-241260 Stedman Triples
    2010-04-191260 Grandsire Triples
    2006-05-311344 Stedman Triples
    2005-12-311280 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
    1995-01-071280 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
    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: 1 April 2016