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Brasted
 

Brasted, St Martin


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  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9-2-2 in G♭.
  • Grid Ref: TQ468554
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: From at least 1530. Adapted 1730. Adapted 2005.
  • Diocese: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: II*. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(After retuning 1932)
Weight
(As supplied 1881)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 9-2-210-1-1611-0-040" G♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel
7 7-3-118-2-13check37" A♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel
6 10-1-166-3-7check34" B♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel
5 8-2-136-0-136-0-1332" C♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel
4 6-3-75-1-145-2-030" D♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel
3 6-0-134-2-144-3-028" E♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel
2 5-1-1426" F 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
Treble 4-2-1425" G♭ 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never

Inscriptions

1730 Ring of 6

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As received 1881)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble4-2-01730Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1881
2nd5-2-91730Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1881
3rd6-3-131730Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1881
4th7-2-171730Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1881
5th8-3-179-2-201730Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1881
Tenor11-0-111730Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1764

1764 Tenor

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor1764Thomas JanawayNeverRecast in 1881

History

1530 A heavy ring of 4 dates from at least this date. They were hung in the present frame.
1730 Ring of six cast by Richard Phelps and hung in the old frame adpated for the additional bells.
1764 Tenor recast by Thomas Janaway.
1881 All the bells were recast by Gillett & Bland. A small additional bell appears to have been cast, weighing 0-2-11, although it is unclear whether this was for the church or somewhere else. It is certainly not there now. The back 5 have doncaster canons whi
1932 Bells retuned and rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
1957 Clappers rebushed by Mears & Stainbank.
1989 Fire destroyed the church in November, apart from the tower and the nave and choir walls. The bells were unharmed. The clappers were rebushed by Whitechapel.
2003 Appeal launched to rehang the bells and augment to 8.
2005 Bells rehung in the old frame adapted to take the additional bells. The doncaster head canons were removed from the back 5 and all the bells were retuned. The work was carried out by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

Gallery


The devastated interior of the church after the fire.
Photo: Frank Lewis

The ruins of the church after the fire of November, 1989. The tower and bells did not suffer in this blaze.
Photo: Dickon Love

The devastated interior of the church after the fire.
Photo: Frank Lewis

The devastated interior of the church after the fire.
Photo: Frank Lewis

Note that the treble actually quotes the date 1780 rather than the correct date of 1730.
Photo: Frank Lewis, Mar 2003
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2015-08-025056 Cambridge Surprise Major
2012-11-135024 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2011-05-235088 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2009-08-195088 Spliced Surprise Major (5m)
2009-01-315088 Lifton Surprise Major
2008-09-285120 Plain Bob Major
2008-04-125024 Spliced Surprise Major
2007-11-105056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2006-10-085056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-07-161260 Doubles
2017-03-191344 Plain Bob Major
2017-03-111260 Julie McDonnell New Bob Triples
2017-01-261280 Superlative Surprise Major
2016-11-071344 Plain Bob Major
2016-03-041250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2015-12-091280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2015-08-261260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-08-031260 Grandsire Triples
2015-07-191260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-07-061260 St Martin's Bob Triples
2014-11-161260 Doubles (3m)
2014-10-151280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2014-07-071280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2014-06-151260 Plain Bob Doubles
2014-02-161296 Plain Bob Major
2013-12-041280 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2013-10-201260 Plain Bob Triples
2013-06-261250 Wychwood Surprise Major
2012-03-181260 Plain Bob Doubles
2012-02-191260 Plain Bob Doubles
2011-10-101280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2010-01-311260 Stedman Triples
2009-10-121280 Plain Bob Major
2008-09-081250 Yorkshire 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