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West Farleigh, All Saints


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
® 1 3¾ cwt approx.23.8" E 1655 William HatchNever
® 2 4½ cwt approx.30.4" D 1705 Samuel Newton & John Peele, CripplegateNever
® 3 5-1-2030⅝" C 1887 Mears & Stainbank, WhitechapelNever

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterNoteDateFounderRetunedFate
2nd (of 3)4-0-928"D♯17th CentThomas Palmar IINeverRecast into a new tenor in 1887.

History

c 1650 17th Cent. A bell was cast by Thomas Palmar ?II later (or at the time) forming the middle bell of the 3.
1655 Present treble cast.
1705 Present 2nd cast. At the time it represented the tenor of a ring of 3, each bell with an interval of a semitone.
1887 The middle bell was scrapped and a new tenor was cast by Mears & Stainbank which was a tone below the existing tenor. Thus a diatonic ring was formed.
1955 In the mid-1950s, the bells were rehung in the old frame with all new fittings including full circle wheels but no stays or sliders.

Gallery


The inscription "hatch" on the treble created from a wax mould.
Photo: Peter Romney Nov 2006


Photo: Peter Romney Nov 2006


Photo: Peter Romney Nov 2006

The tenor.
Photo: Peter Romney Nov 2006

The treble.
Photo: Peter Romney Nov 2006

The Newton & Peele middle bell.
Photo: Peter Romney Nov 2006
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
1985-05-191260 Reverse Original Singles
1984-05-191260 Original Singles
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: 10 May 2020