Snodland, All Saints
  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 8-2-7 in G
  • Grid Ref: TQ707618
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1920 Alfred Bowell
  • 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 (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)

    (Measured 1920 by Bowell)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 4-0-15 4-1-11 E 1920 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat 1990 Whitechapel
    ® 2 4-1-10 4-2-5 29" D 1873 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1920 Alfred Bowell, 1990 Whitechapel
    ® 3 5-0-2 5-0-9 31½" C 1873 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1920 Alfred Bowell, 1990 Whitechapel
    ® 4 5-3-4 6-0-25 34" B 1589 Giles Reve, Kent Removed 1920 Alfred Bowell, 1990 Whitechapel
    ® 5 6-2-21 7-0-0 35¼" A 1873 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1920 Alfred Bowell, 1990 Whitechapel
    ® Tenor 8-2-7 8-3-16 39" G 1636 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Removed 1990 Whitechapel

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    1 All bells 1920 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Steel & cast iron 8.2.D.a
    6.4
    Inscriptions on the Bells

    History

    1589 Bell cast by Giles Reve (later 2nd of 4).
    1636 Tenor cast by John Wilnar (of 4).
    1654 3rd (of 4) cast by Anthony Bartlett.
    1796 Treble (of 4) broke and was sold for scrap.
    1873 Treble (of 3) recast and treble and bell between 2nd and tenor inserted to make 5, by Mears & Stainbank. Bells hung without wheels for chiming.
    1920 Treble added to make 6 and bells rehung for ringing, by Alfred Bowell, who retuned all the bells (it seems apart from the tenor). [1]
    1990 Bells quarter-turned, retuned and rehung by Whitechapel..
    1991 27th Jan. Bells rededicated.
    1996 Ringing room moved from the ground floor to upstairs.

    [1] To rehanging the five bells and adding a sixth £250. To chiming apparatus and refixing clock hammers £10.. Extra. To bringing ropes through to the ground floor, with tubes & turned wood ceiling bosses and extra length of rope which was not included in my estimate £5. Total £265. Less. Allowance for being done with Halling £5. Paid by Cq. 7 May 1920. £260' ('Bowell records, 30 Apr 1920)
    Photographs and drawings


    The belfry.
    Photo: Michael A Birkbeck, Oct 2023

    Layout of the frame.
    Photo: Drawn by Michael A Birkbeck, 2023

    Page updated: 1 April 2016