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Biddenden, All Saints


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 22½ cwt approx52" D 1712 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
7 16-1-745¾" E 1915 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
6 12-0-041" F♯ 1922 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
5 11 cwt approx.39¾" G 1763 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel Never
4 9 cwt approx.36½" A 1599 Robert Mot, Whitechapel Never
3 7 cwt approx.33" B 1712 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never
2 5-1-1429¾" C♯ 1915 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
Treble 5-1-729½" D 1915 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
Priest's Bell 1 cwt approx.15¼ 1717 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

Prior to 1922

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
6th (of 8)42½"1812Thomas Mears INeverRecast 1922

Prior to 1915

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 8)5-3-030"1784Robert PatrickNeverRecast 1915
2nd (of 8)6-0-731"1784Robert PatrickNeverRecast 1915
7th (of 8)1759Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1915

History

1599 Present 4th cast.
1712 Treble and tenor (of 6) cast by Richard Phelps and hung in a new frame.
1717 Priest's bell cast.
1759 7th recast by Lester & Pack.
1763 3rd (of 6) recast.
1784 2 treble bells added by Robert Patrick to make 8 bells.
1812 6th recast by Thomas Mears.
1915 2 trebles and 7th recast by Alfred Bowell who adapted the old frame for 8 and rehung all the bells. [1]
1922 6th recast by Alfred Bowell. [2]
[1] To recasting and rehanging the bells £160. To inscriptions on recast bells 54 letters @ 4d. each 18/-. To refixing clock spindle and striking hammer £1. To eight new ceiling bosses for ropes 10/-. Total £162-8-0. Paid £100 by cq. before 22nd July; cq. £37 (Bowell records, 22nd July 1915)
[2] To recasting the sixth bell £47. Paid cq. 25th Oct 1922. (Bowell records, 21st Sept 1922)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2015-08-045088 Oxford Treble Bob Major
2011-05-255024 Rutland Surprise Major
2009-08-215056 Bristol Surprise Major
2006-05-065040 Grandsire Triples
2005-06-045056 Biddenden Surprise Major
2004-01-035024 Spliced Surprise Major
2002-10-055280 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
1992-12-055040 Plain Bob Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-01-061280 Kent Treble Bob Major
2016-12-291260 Grandsire Doubles 7-6-8 Cover
2016-05-291280 Bristol Surprise Major
2015-12-201260 Grandsire Triples
2015-12-021280 London Surprise Major
2014-12-271260 Grandsire Triples
2014-05-051264 Bob Major
2013-09-141280 Superlative Surprise Major
2013-08-211260 Grandsire Doubles
2012-11-041260 Grandsire Doubles 7-6-8 Cover
2008-06-131260 Grandsire Triples
2007-07-201260 Grandsire Triples
2007-06-081320 Doubles (5m)
2007-05-181260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2007-05-051280 Biddenden Surprise Major
2007-04-211260 Stedman Triples
2006-08-291260 Grandsire Triples
2004-08-101260 Grandsire Triples
1977-08-151260 Plain Bob Triples
1976-10-121260 Plain Bob Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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