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Bromley Common
 

Bromley Common, St Luke


Photo: Dickon Love, Apr 2004

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 15-1-844½" F 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
7 11-0-1539½" G 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
6 7-3-335½" A 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
5 7-1-1334" B♭ 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
4 6-0-1431½" C 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
3 5-0-2529½" D 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
2 4-2-227½" E 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
Treble 4-2-2326½" F 1910 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Single bell7-1-2135"A1890Gillett & JohnstonNeverReplaced 1910.

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 CUST (Gillett Order Book, 27th Nov:)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2010-11-215056 Bristol Surprise Major
1990-08-115088 Bristol Surprise Major
1982-03-015056 Ashtead Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-04-211260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-10-191280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2014-10-061280 Superlative Surprise Major
2014-01-021260 Plain Bob Doubles
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
1982-09-101728 Spliced Surprise Major (8 Methods)
1971-06-131288 Grandsire Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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