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Brookland
 

Brookland, St Augustine


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 8-2-036⁹⁄₁₆" A 1685 John Hodson, Whitechapel 1973 Whitechapel
5 7-3-2534⁷⁄₁₆" B William Chamberlain 1973 Whitechapel
4 6-3-1332½" C♯ 1685 John Hodson, Whitechapel 1973 Whitechapel
3 6-0-831" D 1685 John Hodson, Whitechapel 1973 Whitechapel
2 4-3-1028½" E 1973 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
Treble 4-0-2226½" F♯ 1973 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never

Inscriptions

Prior to 1973

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
5th (of 5)12-0-041"1685John HodsonNeverRecast into 2 trebles, 1973

History

1440 Present 5th cast.
1552 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [1]
1685 4 bells cast by John Hodson forming bells 1,2,4,5 of a five around the Jordan bell. The frame was evidently for 6 bells.
1799 Record of 5 bells in a bellframe for more. [2]
1973 New ring formulated out of the old anticlockwise bells using the 4th as the tenor and adding 2 trebles. Rehung clockwise and retuned by Whitechapel.
[1] Item in the steple iiij small bells, and in the church one warning bell, one hand bell, and one sacringe bell. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] The church, which is dedicated to St. Augustine, is a very large handsome building, consisting of three isles and three chancels. The steeple stands on the north side, and at some small distance from it, in which are five bells. The steeple is framed of r ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)

Gallery


The ringing room.
Photo: Dickon Love
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2014-05-245040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2011-10-015040 Minor (7m)
2006-05-295040 Surprise Minor
2001-07-145040 Methods Surprise Minor (7m)
1989-08-125040 Surprise Minor
1977-10-155040 Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-04-081260 Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles
2016-12-091260 Julie McDonnell Bob Doubles
2016-04-011260 Doubles (4m)
2015-05-121320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2014-04-011272 Norwich Surprise Minor
2014-03-221260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
2011-08-291320 Norwich Surprise Minor
2011-02-241260 St. Clement's College Bob Minor
2009-07-181260 Plain Bob Minor
2008-11-111260 Plain Bob Doubles
2008-08-141440 Surprise Minor (2m)
2007-08-301320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2007-05-071260 St Clement's C Bob Minor
2004-03-141260 Plain Bob Minor
2004-01-241260 Plain Bob Minor
1977-06-071260 Plain Bob Minor
1977-03-071440 Kent Treble Bob Minor
1976-09-061260 St Clements Bob Minor
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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