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Yalding, Ss Peter & Paul


  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 17-0-5 in E.
  • Grid Ref: TQ698500
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1978 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)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 6-0-2132½" C♯ 1696 Philip Wightman, Clerkenwell Removed 1978 Whitechapel
® 2 7-1-2735" B 1696 Philip Wightman, Clerkenwell Removed 1978 Whitechapel
® 3 8-3-2037½" A 1696 Philip Wightman, Clerkenwell Removed 1978 Whitechapel
® 4 10-0-1240" G♯ 1697 Philip Wightman, Clerkenwell Removed 1978 Whitechapel
® 5 12-3-2443½" F♯ 1759 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel Removed 1978 Whitechapel
® Tenor 17-0-548" E 1696 Philip Wightman, Clerkenwell Removed 1978 Whitechapel

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Bellframes

Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
Layout
1 All bells 1978 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Timber
6.A
6.1

Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DateFounderRetunedFate
5th (of 6)14-0-131696Philip WightmanNever

History

1695 A fire in the corn chandler's property spread to the tower bringing both it and the bells down.
1696 A new ring of 6 was cast by Philip Wightman.
1759 5th was removed and its clapper was mended. The bell was recast by Lester & Pack.
1800 Work took place on the bells.
1847 Work took place on the bells.
1913 The bells were rehung by Alfred Bowell with new steel headstocks. They were quarter turned. The oak frame was strengthened with new timber and massive iron braces and tie bars. A rope guide was fitted as the draft was rather long. [1] [3]
1928 Bells again attended to.
1976 Oct. All ringing stopped as the tower and frame were found to be unsafe. This necessitated a new ring beam to be installed.
1978 Bells retuned and rehung with new fittings in a new frame by Whitechapel hung lower in the tower.
[1] To rehanging the six bell £94. Paid cq. 6 June 1913. (Bowell records, 10 May 1913)
[3] BELL RESTORATIONS IN KENT. The grand old ring of six with a tenor of 18 cwt., in E, at Yalding, Kent, have been quarter-turned and rehung with steel headstocks and all modern fittings, by Mr. Alfred Bowell, of Ipswich. The old oak frame has been strengthened with new timber and massive iron braces and tie bars. Guides have also been fixed to steady the ropes in the rather long draft. On a recent evening several members of the Kent County Association met to try the bells from Maidstone, Boxley, Linton, Peckham, Hadlow, Horsmonder, Marden, etc. and 720 Kent Treble Bob, 720 Plain Bob, 360 Grandsire Minor, and 20 of Stedman Doubles were rung. All the visitors expressed their entire satisfaction with the "go" of the bells, and it is to be hoped that the local ringers will now take up change ringing, a thing impossible with the bells before they were rehung. (The Ringing World, 13 Jun 1913)

Articles

  • "St Peter and St Paul, Yalding, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 23 June 1978
  • "Ss Peter and Paul, Yalding, Kent", RAB (The Ringing World) 1 December 1978
  • Peal Boards

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1996
    29 Jun 1996: 5040 Doubles (5m) (Tercententary of 4 of the bells)

    Photo: Richard A Smith, 18 August 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1976
    11 Nov 1976: 5040 Doubles (3m) (Last peal before restoration.)

    Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 6 October 2021

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 2013
    11 Aug 1913: 5040 Doubles (7m) (1st peal on the bells following restoration by Alfred Bowell.)
    11 Aug 2013: 5040 Doubles (7m)

    Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 6 October 2021

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 2013
    01 Jun 2013: 5040 Doubles (4m) (To celebrate Richard Young's 50 years of ringing at this tower.)

    Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 6 October 2021

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1989
    29 Apr 1989: 5040 Plain Bob Doubles (Welcome Fr Richard Price as Priest. Local band peal with 4 first pealers.)

    Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 6 October 2021

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1984
    06 Oct 1984: 5040 Plain Bob Minor (800th anniversary of the induction of the first incumbent of the parish.)

    Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 6 October 2021

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1979
    28 Jan 1979: 5040 Doubles (6m) (1st peal after restoration.)

    Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 6 October 2021

    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-03-025040 Original Minor
    2013-08-115040 Minor
    2013-06-015040 Minor (4m)
    2011-05-115040 Minor (5m)
    2007-11-185040 Surprise Minor
    1984-10-065040 Plain Bob Minor
    1983-05-145040 Minor (4m)
    1982-12-285040 Plain Bob Minor
    1981-01-035040 Plain Bob Minor
    1980-10-185040 Plain Bob Minor
    1979-03-175040 Minor (7m)
    1976-08-155040 Plain Bob Minor
    1975-12-065040 Plain Bob Minor
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2022-07-191296 Wath Delight Minor
    2022-06-241260 Doubles (2m)
    2021-08-131260 Plain Bob Minor
    2020-02-171260 Double Oxford Bob Minor
    2019-06-031320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2019-03-201296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2019-03-181260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
    2019-01-311296 Beverley Surprise Minor
    2017-01-231296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2016-11-221260 Julie McDonnell Bob Doubles
    2016-05-231320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2015-11-101320 Doubles (4m)
    2015-04-161260 Grandsire Doubles
    2014-12-301296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2014-05-241296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2013-05-231320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2013-04-061260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
    2013-02-211260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
    2012-06-251296 Cambridge and PB Minor
    2012-06-021269 Bourne Surprise Minor
    2012-05-261260 Plain Bob and Single Oxford Minor
    2011-06-111296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2011-05-231320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2011-03-191320 Doubles (3m)
    2010-02-011260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
    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