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Boughton under Blean
 

Boughton under Blean, Ss Peter & Paul


Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 11-0-6 in F♯.
  • Grid Ref: TR047585
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1886 John Warner & Sons made of time. Extended 1920 by Mears & Stainbank with a cast iron frame above containing bells 2 and 3.
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: I. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Published prior to retuning in 2003)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 11-0-612½ cwt approx.41⅜" F♯ 1886 John Warner & Sons 2003 Whitechapel
7 9-0-337" G♯ 1979 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
6 6-3-67-2-2033¾" A♯ 1775 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel 2003 Whitechapel
5 6-0-227-0-632¹¹⁄₁₆" B 1775 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel 2003 Whitechapel
4 5-2-186-0-1630¾" C♯ 1775 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel 2003 Whitechapel
3 4-3-05-0-1728¾" D♯ 1775 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel 2003 Whitechapel
2 4-0-2526¾" E♯ 2003 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
Treble 4-0-1426" F♯ 2003 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 8)4-1-1326⅜"G1890Mears & StainbankNeverRecast 2003.
2nd (of 8)4-3-1927⅜"F1890Mears & StainbankNeverRecast 2003.
Old 7th9-1-937¾"A1775Pack & ChapmanNeverRecast 1979.Cast weight given; tuned 1/16.
Old tenor12-1-1242"G1775Pack & ChapmanNeverRecast 1886.

History

1566 Record of 3 bells in the tower.
1589 Record of 4 bells in the tower.
1624 -5 Tenor recast and bells repaired. There was a record of 5 bells in the tower. The tenor bore the name of its donor "Sir Humphrey Tufton".
1729 Bells augmented to 6 with the addition of a treble by subscription, probably cast by Samuel Knight.
1766 The poor 4th bell (of 6) was replaced with the old 2nd (of 4) at Selling as it was a much better match. Selling at this point had a new ring of 6 cast.
1767 June W. Potter (?John Potter, bellhanger) was paid for the work of the previous year.
1774 Thomas Sweetlove was contracted to rehang the bells. The work was started before the parish decided to have them recast. The bells went up to London in June.
1775 Sept 8th The new ring of 6 returned from London - a very quick turnaround. They were cast by Pack & Chapman.
1886 Tenor recast and bells rehung in a new timber frame by John Warner.
1890 Octave completed with 2 trebles in the adapted frame.
1920 The frame for the 2nd and 3rd was replaced with a new cast iron frame by Mears & Stainbank.
1936 Rehung by Mears & Stainbank when the tower was restored.
1979 7th recast by Whitechapel after efforts to find a suitable replacement bell failed.
2003 Treble and 2nd recast. The remainder retuned and all rehung with completely new fittings in the existing 2 tier frame. They were first rung on 15th December and dedicated on 25th January the following year.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-01-125152 Spliced Surprise Major
2013-08-175056 Ketteringham Delight Major
2012-11-215120 Ipswich Surprise Major
2012-01-075152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
2010-12-315056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2010-11-245120 Spliced Surprise Major
2010-10-205152 Alderney Surprise Major
2010-07-145120 Bristol Surprise Major
2010-05-195024 Bristol Surprise Major
2009-06-205152 Chesterfield Surprise Major
2008-12-295080 Spliced Major (2m)
2007-12-315024 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
2007-11-175056 Spliced Surprise Major
2007-06-235056 Cornwall Surprise Major
2006-03-295088 Lessness Surprise Major
1988-09-175088 Spliced Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-03-181280 Sheppey Surprise Major
2017-02-111280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2016-07-231265 Stedman Triples
2016-05-281250 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2016-02-191280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2015-11-281344 Spliced Surprise Major (3m: Cambridge, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire)
2015-11-031344 Spliced Surprise Major (2m)
2015-02-211250 Spliced Surprise Major (2m: Cambridge, Yorkshire)
2013-09-211260 Grandsire Triples
2012-01-201260 Stedman Triples
2012-01-181260 Stedman Triples
2011-08-071250 Pudsey Surprise Major
2011-06-291280 Uxbridge Surprise Major
2011-05-141344 Spliced Surprise Major
2011-04-271280 Glasgow Surprise Major
2009-03-141344 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2006-06-141280 Bristol Surprise Major
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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