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Bredgar
 

Bredgar, St John the Baptist


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 9-2-639" G 1634 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent 1967 Mears & Stainbank
5 7-1-2235¹¹⁄₁₆" A 1579 Robert Mot, Whitechapel 1967 Mears & Stainbank
4 5-3-2232³⁄₁₆" B 1650 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent 1967 Mears & Stainbank
3 4-3-2030¼" C 1692 Jacob Bartlet, Whitechapel 1967 Mears & Stainbank
2 4-0-27 D 1967 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1967 Mears & Stainbank
Treble 3-3-1 E 1967 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1967 Mears & Stainbank

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor (of 5)11-2-2540½"1842Thomas Mears IINeverRecast into 2 trebles, 1967
Tenor (of 5)11-2-8Pre-reformationUnknownNeverRecast 1842

History

1579 Present 5th cast (then the 3rd)
1634 Present tenor cast (then the 4th)
1650 Present 4th cast (then the 2nd)
1692 Present 3rd cast (then the treble).
1760 Record of 5 bells, the tenor of which was dedicated to St John, and struck the hours.
1842 Pre-Reformation tenor recast by Thomas Mears.
1967 Tenor scrapped, the Lydian ring of 5 bells were retuned into a diatonic scale and rehung with 2 new trebles to form a ring of 6, by Mears & Stainbank.

Gallery


The Rev. Stanley Evans, vicar, helps to manhandle one of the bells.
Photo: David Cawley collection.
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-07-235040 Spliced Surprise Minor (41m)
2012-08-275040 Minor (3m)
2005-03-095040 Surprise Minor (6 methods)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-07-201260 Bob Minor
2017-06-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-05-051260 St Martin's Bob Doubles
2017-03-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-02-161320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2016-11-091320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2016-06-111260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-11-281260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-09-211260 Double Oxford Bob Minor
2015-06-141275 Bastow Little Bob, Grandsire Doubles
2015-05-151296 Hull Surprise Minor
2015-05-021260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
2015-02-091260 Bob Doubles
2014-07-131260 Reverse Canterbury, Grandsire, Plain Bob Doubles
2014-05-041260 Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles
2014-04-051260 Plain Bob Minor
2014-01-261260 Plain Bob Doubles
2013-08-211260 Plain Bob Minor
2011-11-191260 Grandsire Doubles
2011-10-261260 Doubles (5m)
2011-07-201260 Grandsire Doubles
2008-02-231260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2006-03-071260 Stedman, Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles
2005-11-131260 Grandsire Doubles
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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