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Birling, All Saints


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Details of the Bells

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

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Prior to remodelling in 1986.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As supplied 1891)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
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)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
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 1

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2014-11-155056 Kinver Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
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)
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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