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Wrotham
 

Wrotham, St George


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Supplied weight)
Weight
(Scrapped weight)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 20-0-1048⅛" E 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
7 13-3-1242⁷⁄₁₆" F♯ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
6 9-3-1238" G♯ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
5 8-2-536" A 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
4 7-0-833" B 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
3 5-1-630¹⁄₁₆" C♯ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
2 4-2-2628" D♯ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
Treble 4-3-927⅝" E 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Original Lester and Pack octave

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 8)6-3-1530½"D1754Lester & PackNeverRecast 1911
2nd (of 8)6-1-2431½"C♯1754Lester & PackNeverRecast 1896
3rd (of 8)7-3-033½"B1754Lester & PackNeverRecast 1896
4th (of 8)7-0-036½"A1754Lester & PackNeverRecast 1911
5th (of 8)8-1-839"G1754Lester & PackNeverRecast 1911
6th (of 8)11-3-2141¼"F♯1754Lester & PackNeverRecast 1904
7th (of 8)13-2-045½"E1754Lester & PackNeverRecast 1911
Tenor (of 8)19-3-2551"D1754Lester & PackNeverRecast 1911

Subsequent recasts

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
2nd (of 8)5-2-0C♯1896John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1911
3rd (of 8)6-0-21B1896John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1911
6th (of 8)10-2-16F♯1904John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1911

History

c 964 Earliest church was built.
1404 4 marks bequeathed by Richard Melchebourne (Vicar of Wrotham 1397 - 98) for the purchase of bells.
1754 The 6 bells in the tower were recast into a ring of 8 by Lester & Pack.
1896 2 & 3 recast by John Warner & Sons.
1904 6th recast by John Warner & Sons and all were tuned.
1911 Ring recast and rehung in a new frame by Gillett & Johnston. [1]
1976 Bells overhauled by Gillett & Johnston.
[1] Old bells weighed 5-3-0, 5-2-0, 6-0-21, 7-0-0, 8-1-8, 10-2-16, 13-2-0, 19-3-25 (Gillett order book, 16 Feb 1911)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-11-185152 Adelaide Surprise Major
2016-11-125024 Bristol Surprise Major
2015-12-245120 Wrotham Delight Major
2012-12-245024 Spliced Surprise Major
2011-12-245088 London Surprise Major
2010-12-245024 Spliced Surprise Major
2010-06-265088 London Surprise Major
2010-03-205024 Spliced Surprise Major
2009-12-245024 Spliced Surprise Major
2009-08-195088 Rutland Surprise Major
2008-12-245024 Spliced Surprise Major
2008-11-155120 Bristol Surprise Major
2007-12-245024 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2007-09-015120 Lessness Surprise Major
2006-12-235280 Spliced Surprise Major
2006-07-295024 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
2006-04-235184 Spliced Surprise Major
2005-12-245024 Christmas Delight Major
2005-10-085184 Heptonstall Surprise Major
2004-12-245056 Omega Surprise Major
2004-11-225250 Spliced Surprise Major
2004-05-215088 Bristol Surprise Major
2003-12-245024 Harlow Surprise Major
2001-12-245024 Spliced Surprise Major
1982-10-095024 Cornwall Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-11-121260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-08-061260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-03-041260 Gainsborough Little Bob Major
2016-05-291260 Plain Bob Doubles and Minor
2015-09-061344 Grandsire Triples
2013-02-211260 Stedman Triples
2010-02-241260 Grandsire Triples
2008-08-271280 Spliced Surprise Major (8 Methods)
2007-08-271346 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2005-05-081260 Plain Bob Doubles
2004-02-031260 Grandsire Triples
1978-08-301264 Plain Bob Major
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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