Teynham, St Mary

Photo: Dickon Love, 2006

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 10-3-7 in G
  • Grid Ref: TQ966636
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Denomination: Church of England
  • Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Archdeaconry (Anglican): Maidstone
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Canterbury
  • 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 4-3-9 27¾" E 1743 Robert Catlin, Holborn Removed 1989 Whitechapel
    ® 2 5-0-1 29½" D 1924 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat 1989 Whitechapel
    ® 3 5-2-10 30½" C 1743 Robert Catlin, Holborn Removed 1989 Whitechapel
    ® 4 6-0-21 31¾" B 1743 Robert Catlin, Holborn Removed 1989 Whitechapel
    ® 5 6-3-13 34¾" A 1899 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1989 Whitechapel
    ® Tenor 10-3-7 39" G 1743 Robert Catlin, Holborn Removed 1989 Whitechapel

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    1 All bells Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Cast iron
    Earlier bells

    Bell Diameter Date Founder Retuned Fate
    2nd (of 6) 30½" 1743 Robert Catlin Never Recast 1924
    5th (of 6) 1843 Mears & Co. Never Recast 1899
    5th (of 6) 36" 1743 Robert Catlin Never Recast 1843
    History

    1743 Ring of 6 cast by Robert Catlin.
    1843 5th recast by Mears & Co.
    1899 Bells rehung and 5th recast, by Mears & Stainbank.
    1924 2nd recast by Mears & Stainbank.
    1989 The cast-in crown staples were removed and the bells retuned by Whitechapel, and rehung in the existing frame with new fittings.

    Literary collection

  • "Work completed at Teynham", Tumber, Bryan (The Ringing World) 11 August 1987

  • Page updated: 1 April 2016