Graveney, All Saints

  • 3 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 6-3-19 in C.
  • Grid Ref: TR052626
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Frame: 1925 Mears & Stainbank, in a frame foundation for six.
  • 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

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4-2-1828" E 1925 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
® 2 5-2-1130¼" D 1925 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
® Tenor 6-3-1933¼" C 1925 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
҈ Display Bell 11⅛" 1325 Unknown Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing
҈    - Unhung


Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Treble4¾ cwt approx.c.28"UnknownNeverTransferred to neighbouring St Bartholomew, Goodnestone
2nd5½ cwt approx.31"1513-1523William CulverdenNeverRecast in 1925
3rd6 cwt approx.32"1637John Palmar INeverRecast in 1925
Tenor7 cwt approx.33½"1618John WilnarNeverRecast in 1925


1513 -1523 Bell cast by William Culverden (future treble of 3).
1618 Tenor bell cast by John Wilnar.
1637 Middle bell cast by John Palmar.
1871 Treble moved to neighbouring St Bartholomew, Goodnestone.
1887 Stahlschmidt reported that "The Belfry is in a most disgraceful state, by far the worst I was ever in. There are pits for four bells and of the three that hang only the largest is in use or useable and as that is 'clocked' it will probably soon share the fate of the rest ... the whole of both bells and frame is filthy and dilapidated beyond description."
1912 The bell that had been taken to Goodnestone was recast into a smaller bell by Mears & Stainbank. The turret at Goodnestone was also rebuilt at this time.
1925 Bells recast and rehung with frame foundation for 6 at a cost of £316.17s.6d. The new bells rang for the first time at Christmas.
1970 Bells overhauled by Whitechapel.
1983 The small 14th century bell from Goodnestone by Faversham was taken to Graveney for display.
2005 Ringing resumed at Graveney after a gap of 6 years following work to the roof of the tower. The ringing room was moved upstairs from the ground floor.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-02-115152 Spliced Surprise Major (23m)
2014-05-105021 Glasgow Surprise Major
2007-11-205060 Bristol Surprise Major
1990-01-205040 Little Bob Major
1982-10-095040 Stedman Triples
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-05-171260 Stedman Singles
2019-03-291260 General Synopsis Singles
2019-02-021260 Shipping Forecast Singles
2018-02-191260 Singles
2016-08-091344 Andover Surprise Major
2015-12-121344 Zyyian Surprise Major
2011-08-061260 Shipping Forecast Singles
2010-05-171288 Grandsire Triples
2009-09-051260 Grandsire Triples
2009-08-221260 Plain Bob Minor
2009-05-221296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1999-05-221280 Cambridge Surprise Major
1995-03-251260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
1991-09-131280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1991-03-031260 Plain Bob Doubles
1990-03-251260 Plain Bob Minor
1984-01-011260 Plain Bob Minor
1974-04-211272 Plain Bob Minimus
1973-07-161288 Grandsire Triples
1972-08-201299 Doubles (11m/v)
1972-05-031440 Doubles (5m)
1972-04-301280 Plain Bob Major
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

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