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Shipbourne
 

Shipbourne, St Giles


Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 3-3-126¼" E 1880 Thomas Christopher Lewis, Brixton Never
2 4-1-1228¼" D 1880 Thomas Christopher Lewis, Brixton Never
3 5-1-2531" C 1880 Thomas Christopher Lewis, Brixton Never
4 6-2-733" B 1880 Thomas Christopher Lewis, Brixton Never
5 7-3-436⅜" A 1880 Thomas Christopher Lewis, Brixton Never
Tenor 9-3-239" G 1880 Thomas Christopher Lewis, Brixton Never

Inscriptions

Earlier ring of four

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble3 cwt approx.25"c. 1420William PowdrellNeverRecast 1880
24 cwt approx.28"1585Giles ReveNeverRecast 1880
35 cwt approx.29"1614Stephen SwanNeverRecast 1880
Tenor6 cwt approx.32"1633John WilnarNeverRecast 1880

History

c 1420 Bell cast by Giles Reve (future 2nd of 4).
1614 Bell cast by Stephen Swan (future 3rd of 4).
1633 Bell cast by John Wilnar (future tenor of 4).
1721 - 2 Church rebuilt by James Gibbs.
1880 Church rebuilt by Mann & Saunders. The 4 bells were recast into a ring of 6 by T. C. Lewis.
1993 Bells rehung by the K.C.A. in the old frame by Whitechapel. They were untuned and the Doncaster canons were left intact on the crowns of the bells. The clavier and organ-type tracker-action chiming mechanism was preserved.

Articles

  • "Squire's bells to be restored", Chapman, Frank (The Ringing World) 6 November 1992
  • Gallery


    The belfry.
    Photo: Frank Lewis
    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-03-065040 Doubles (5m)
    2016-02-255040 Surprise Minor
    1996-01-075040 Spliced Surprise Minor
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-03-171320 Nutfield Treble Bob Minor
    2018-01-031320 Minor
    2017-06-161296 St Clement's College Bob Minor
    2016-12-171260 Julie McDonnell Doubles
    2016-03-081272 Langleybury Surprise Minor
    2016-02-011274 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2014-01-021320 Xylophone Treble Bob Minor
    2013-02-211260 Grandsire Doubles
    2010-04-111260 Plain Bob Minor
    Full list of peals here
    Full list of quarters here

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