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Southborough
 

Southborough, St Peter


Photo: Dickon Love, 12 Dec 2004

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
6 7-1-2136" B 1884 Gillett & Co, Croydon Never
5 6-0-2533" C♯ 1884 Gillett & Co, Croydon Never
4 5-3-031" D♯ 1884 Gillett & Co, Croydon Never
3 4-3-729" E 1884 Gillett & Co, Croydon Never
2 3-3-1127¼" F♯ 1884 Gillett & Co, Croydon Never
1 3-2-1425½" G♯ 1884 Gillett & Co, Croydon Never

Inscriptions

History

1830 A single bell was cast.
1831 Church built.
1847 Parish created from that of Ss Peter & Paul, Tonbridge.
1884 A chime of 6 bells were cast by Gillett & Co. to replace the 1830 bell. The front five were hung dead while the tenor was hung for ringing (with no stay or slider). The bells were chimed using Ellacombe apparatus.

Gallery


The treble and second hung dead in the background.
Photo: Dickon Love, 12 Dec 2004

The 4th in the background with the wheel of the tenor in the foreground.
Photo: Dickon Love, 12 Dec 2004

The tenor bell.
Photo: Dickon Love, 12 Dec 2004

The headstock and wheel of the tenor (2nd and 3rd in background).
Photo: Dickon Love, 12 Dec 2004

The tenor being rung down by Michael Royalton-Kisch. The Ellacombe apparatus is visible in the background.
Photo: Dickon Love, 12 Dec 2004

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