Hollingbourne, All Saints

Photo: Richard Offen, Apr 2004

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 13-1-24 in E
  • Grid Ref: TQ843550
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1975 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
  • Denomination: Church of England
  • Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Archdeaconry (Anglican): Maidstone
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Maidstone
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 4-3-3 28¼" E 2016 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
    ® 2 5-0-8 29" D♯ 2016 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
    ® 7 5-3-11 31" C♯ 1723 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed 1975 Whitechapel
    ® 6 6-2-25 33⅝" B 1723 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed 1975 Whitechapel
    ® 5 7-2-0 35⅞" A 1723 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed 1975 Whitechapel
    ® 4 8-3-2 37½" G♯ 1723 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed 1975 Whitechapel
    ® 3 9-3-0 40⅛" F♯ 1723 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed 1975 Whitechapel
    ® Tenor 13-1-24 44⅜" E 1723 Samuel Knight, Southwark Removed 1975 Whitechapel

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Position Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    Single level 1 All bells 1975 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Iroko
    Inscriptions on the Bells

    History

    1723 New ring of 6 cast by Samuel Knight.
    1897 28th Oct. 1st change ringing took place on the bells which was shortly after they were rehung by Gillett & Johnston.
    1923 Bells rehung by Alfred Bowell. [1]
    1975 Retuned and rehung in a new frame designed for 8 bells by Whitechapel.
    2016 2 trebles were added and hung in the empty pits to augment the ring to 8.

    [1] To rehanging the six bells £180. Paid cq. 22 Oct 1923.' ('Bowell records, Oct 1923)
    Videos

    Literary collection

  • "A small village triumphs over inflation", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 12 December 1975
  • Gallery


    Plaque in the tower.
    Photo: Richard Offen, Apr 2004

    The belfry.
    Photo: Richard Offen

    Page updated: 26 June 2016