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Bromley
 

Bromley, Ss Peter & Paul


Photo: Dickon Love, Apr 2013

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Clock 3-0-2424¹³⁄₁₆" F 1950 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
Treble 5-0-2428¼" F 1950 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
2 5-1-428⅝" E 1950 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
3 5-2-2530" D 1950 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
4 6-1-831½" C 1950 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
5 7-2-2534⁹⁄₁₆" B♭ 1950 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
6 9-0-1736¹¹⁄₁₆" A 1950 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
7 12-3-1940½" G 1950 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
Tenor 16-2-845" F 1950 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Prior to 1941

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As received 1930)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 8)5-0-175-1-1029"F1773Thomas Janaway1930 Mears & StainbankDestroyed 1941
2nd (of 8)5-1-185-2-1329¾"E1773Thomas Janaway1930 Mears & StainbankDestroyed 1941
3rd (of 8)6-0-246-1-1632"D1773Thomas Janaway1930 Mears & StainbankDestroyed 1941
4th (of 8)8-0-208-1-534"C1773Thomas Janaway1930 Mears & StainbankDestroyed 1941
5th (of 8)8-3-69-1-1637¾"B♭1773Thomas Janaway1930 Mears & StainbankDestroyed 1941
6th (of 8)10-0-710-3-038¾"A1773Thomas Janaway1930 Mears & StainbankDestroyed 1941
7th (of 8)12-0-1412-1-2741½"G1773Thomas Janaway1930 Mears & StainbankDestroyed 1941
Tenor (of 8)17-1-1418-0-1947¼"F1773Thomas Janaway1930 Mears & StainbankDestroyed 1941
Sanctus2-3-141777Thomas JanawayNeverDestroyed 1941

History

1552 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [1]
1773 By this time there was a ring of 5 which were recast with 3 bells added to form a ring of 8 by Thomas Janaway. The work cost £250 according to the Parish Vestry Book.
1777 Sanctus bell cast by Thomas Janaway.
1814 A peal was rung which was noted to be the first since the bells were rehung by Mr J Woodling of Whitechapel.
1817 15th Jan A half-muffled peal of Grandsire Triples was rung on the bells by the Society of Bromley Youths in memory of William Chapman, a ringer here for 43 years. This was claimed as "Being the first Dumb Peal of this kind ever rang in this kingdom".
1902 Bells rehung and quarter turned by Gillett & Johnston.
1930 Bells retuned and rehung in a new frame by Mears & Stainbank.
1941 Church bombed in World War II.
1948 -1957 New church built.
1950 New ring of bells and Sanctus cast by Gillett & Johnston.
1951 Bells hung in a new frame. They were dedicated by the R't Rev'd F. S. Guy Warman D.D., L.L.D. on 15th September
1957 14th Dec. New church consecrated.
2006 A major overhaul of the bells took place by Whitechapel.
[1] Item iiij greale bells suted in the steple, one sants bell and iij lytle sacrying bells, one hand bell. (Edwardian Inventory)

Articles

  • "SS Peter & Paul, Bromley, Kent", Emery, Isaac (The Ringing World) 24 March 1972
  • "Stories of Bromley’s lost memorials are now on the Internet", Tritton, P (The Ringing World) 14 May 2010
  • Gallery


    Photo of the bells in Gillett & Johnston's foundry in Croydon.
    Photo: Society of Bromley Youths archive

    The church before it was bombed. (Post card sent 1906)
    Photo: David Cawley collection
    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-11-245056 Bristol Surprise Major
    2018-10-275056 Cassiobury Surprise Major
    2018-05-085024 Lower Loxley Surprie Major
    2018-01-205008 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
    2017-10-285056 Pudsey Surprise Major
    2017-01-155040 Grandsire Triples
    2016-10-225184 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
    2016-01-235090 Bristol Surprise Major
    2015-12-315040 Stedman Triples
    2015-10-315088 Cassiobury Surprise Major
    2014-12-315040 Stedman Triples
    2014-10-255088 Lessness Surprise Major
    2014-09-135024 Bristol Surprise Major
    2014-02-115152 Spliced Surprise Major (23 Methods)
    2013-04-065088 Dunstan Surprise Major
    2013-01-085312 Spliced Surprise Major
    2012-10-205088 Erith Surprise Major
    2011-12-215024 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
    2011-08-065024 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
    2010-10-235120 Lessness Surprise Major
    2010-01-235024 Bristol Surprise Major
    2009-07-255040 Stedman Triples
    2009-04-045152 Lessness Surprise Major
    2008-10-255120 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2008-05-035184 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-09-211282 Spliced Surprise Major (7m)
    2018-07-151260 Grandsire Triples
    2018-07-061314 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
    2018-04-131282 Spliced Surprise Major (5m)
    2018-03-091280 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2018-02-091296 Spliced Surprise Minor (2m)
    2018-01-121344 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
    2017-10-131282 Spliced Surprise Major (5m)
    2017-09-291344 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
    2017-09-171344 Bristol Surprise Major
    2017-09-161260 Grandsire Triples
    2017-07-011280 Woodstock Surprise Major
    2017-04-091344 Plain Bob Major
    2017-04-081263 Stedman Triples
    2017-01-201282 Cassiobury Surprise Major
    2016-12-161344 Lessness Surprise Major
    2016-10-211312 Cornwall Surprise Major
    2016-08-261280 Bristol Surprise Major
    2016-07-151312 Bristol Surprise Major
    2016-06-171250 Spliced Surprise Major (3m)
    2016-06-051320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2016-05-201280 London Surprise Major
    2015-11-291296 Beverley Surprise Minor
    2015-11-011260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2015-10-191260 Stedman Triples
    Full list of peals here
    Full list of quarters here

    Elsewhere in the Parish

    Shortlands, Valley Primary School
    Single bell

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