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Folkestone
 

Folkestone, Holy Trinity


  • 8 bells hung dead and chimed with clavier chime
  • Tenor: 2-2-27 in F.
  • Grid Ref: TR219355
  • Rung from: Don't know / not applicable
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II*. Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
8 2-3-1123⅝" F 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
7 2-0-420⅞" G 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
6 1-2-1019⁵⁄₁₆" A 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
5 1-1-1217⅜" B♭ 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
4 0-3-1116" C 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
3 0-2-813⅞" D 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
2 0-2-313⅛" E 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
1 0-2-012¹³⁄₁₆" F 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

Prior to 1930.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Single bell4-3-2427¾"?1880UnknownNever

History

1880 Tower built. The single bell that used to hang in the tower was presumable of this date.
1887 Stahlschmidt records a "peal of 8 modern bells" - he was incorrect about this as only the single bell was in the tower. The bells were first rung on Easter Day.
1930 The bells of the chime were recast, and allegedly first rung to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the KCACR (although there is no evidence for this). They were presented by Pryce and Susannah Mitchell from Monte Carlo as a Thank offering.


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