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Bromley Common
 

Bromley Common, St Luke


Photo: Dickon Love, Apr 2004

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 15-1-8 in F.
  • Grid Ref: TQ414679
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1910 John Taylor & Co.
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Lewisham
  • Peals rung at the tower

  • Sound clip of the ring of bells.(Dickon R Love, 1 Apr 2004)

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)*
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4-2-2326¾" F 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never
® 2 4-2-227⅜" E 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never
® 3 5-0-2529½" D 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never
® 4 6-0-1431⅜" C 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never
® 5 7-1-1334¼" B♭ 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never
® 6 7-3-335⁷⁄₁₆" A 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never
® 7 11-0-1539½" G 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never
® Tenor 15-1-844⁷⁄₁₆" F 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Flat Never

* Source of weight figures: Weights & diams JT&Co
®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterNoteDateFounderRetunedFate
Single bell7-1-2135"A1890Gillett & JohnstonNeverReplaced 1910.
Single bell0-0-14Unknown Sold to Gillett & Johnston 1890

History

1886 -90 Church build by Arthur Causton. Whilst it had no tower, the church was equipped with a bell of 14lbs in a frame (founder unknown).
1889 Parish created from Holy Trinity, Bromley Common. A 7½ cwt bell hung dead was ordered from Gillett & Co. [1]
1890 The existing bell was replaced with the new bell by Gillett & Johnston for £45. It was hung on a new beam. The foundry took the old bell away together with the existing frame.
1910 New tower built; ring of bells cast and hung by John Taylor. This work was done in memory of John Wheeler-Bennett, C.B.E., J.P. The fate of the old bell is not yet known.
1929 Bells rehung on ball bearings.
[1] St.Luke, Bromley Common. Order for 7½ cwt bell hung dead. The builder to provide beam to hang the bell on. Small old bell (14lbs) & frame to be ours. £45. Inscription LAUS DEO / W. CHATTERTON B.A. M.D. COLLEGIT / J.W. BENNETT ET W.H. DODGSON SACRORUM CUSTODES. / R.I. WOODHOUSE. M.A. VICARIUS. 1890 (Gillett Order Book, 27th Nov:)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-10-285024 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2019-01-195024 Ytterbium Surprise Major
2010-11-215056 Bristol Surprise Major
2003-02-015024 Preston Surprise Major
2002-11-165056 Cambridge Surprise Major
1996-12-075120 Bristol Surprise Major
1990-08-115088 Bristol Surprise Major
1982-03-015056 Ashtead Surprise Major
1969-11-155040 Grandsire Triples
1967-05-185120 Spliced Surprise Major
1967-01-075024 Claybrooke Surprise Major
1965-01-025024 Spliced Surprise Major (10m)
1919-06-215024 London Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-07-261260 Grandsire Triples
2018-03-151260 Plain Bob Minor
2017-07-221282 Cassiobury Surprise Major
2016-04-211260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-10-191280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2014-10-061280 Superlative Surprise Major
2014-01-021260 Plain Bob Doubles
2012-11-241260 Erin Triples
2011-07-311260 Grandsire Doubles
2011-03-201260 Grandsire Doubles
2010-10-171260 Grandsire Doubles
2010-06-121296 Plain Bob Major
2010-02-141260 Plain Bob Minor
2009-12-161280 Sagittarius Surprise Major
2008-09-281260 Plain Bob Triples
1988-07-111274 Plain Bob Triples
1988-04-241260 Plain Bob Doubles
1986-12-141260 Plain Bob Doubles
1986-06-071260 Plain Bob Doubles
1986-02-261274 Plain Bob Triples
1985-10-201260 Plain Bob Doubles
1982-09-101728 Spliced Surprise Major (8 Methods)
1979-04-281280 Glasgow Surprise Major
1971-06-131288 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: 18 December 2020