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Brasted, St Martin


  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9-2-2 in G♭.
  • Grid Ref: TQ468554
  • Anticlockwise
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: From at least 1530. Adapted 1730. Adapted 2005.
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Tonbridge
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(After retuning 1932)

(As supplied 1881)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4-2-1425⅜" G♭ 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry () Flat Never
® 2 5-1-1426" F 2005 Whitechapel Bell Foundry () Flat Never
® 3 6-0-134-2-144-3-027½" E♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon (523) Removed 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel
® 4 6-3-75-1-145-2-029⁷⁄₁₆" D♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon (516) Removed 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel
® 5 8-2-136-0-136-0-1332" C♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon (518) Removed 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel
® 6 10-1-166-3-7check33½" B♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon (515) Removed 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel
® 7 7-3-118-2-13check36⁹⁄₁₆" A♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon (519) Removed 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel
® Tenor 9-2-210-1-1611-0-039½" G♭ 1881 Gillett, Bland & Co, Croydon (514) Removed 1932 Mears & Stainbank, 2005 Whitechapel

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

1730 Ring of 6

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(As received 1881)
DateFounderRetunedFate
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 DateFounderRetunedFate
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 while the treble has angle canons (possibly modelled on the original 1730 bell?).
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.

Articles

  • "Brasted project comes of age", Lewis, F W (The Ringing World) 28 October 2005
  • " Brasted Project Comes of Age", Lewis, F W (The Ringing World and Lovesguide) 1 October 2005
  • 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.
    2018-11-095040 Grandsire Triples
    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
    1981-12-125040 Minor (6m)
    1976-06-195040 Minor (7m)
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2022-03-211280 Arthur Surprise Major
    2021-10-231260 Plain Bob Minor
    2019-11-171344 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2019-08-181344 Plain Bob Major
    2019-08-051360 Plain Bob Major
    2019-06-161260 Doubles
    2019-05-111280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2019-02-171282 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2019-01-201260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2018-09-161260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2018-08-061440 Grandsire Minor
    2018-07-151260 Plain Bob Minor
    2018-07-031344 Plain Bob Major
    2018-04-151260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2017-12-171260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2017-10-151260 Grandsire Triples
    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
    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