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Broomfield, St Margaret

Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 3-3-2 in C♯.
  • Grid Ref: TQ839524
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: c. 1880 Mears & Stainbank. Extended by John Taylor in 2015.
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II*. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 2-1-921" A♯ 2016 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
2 2-1-1922" G♯ 2014 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
3 2-2-423" F♯ 1898 John Warner & Sons
4 3-1-325⅝" E♯ Unknown
5 3-2-1326¾" D♯ 1663 William Hatch
Tenor 3-3-227⁷⁄₁₆" C♯ 1879 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel

How the bells are tuned

Prior to 1879.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor (of 3)3-3-191579Anthony WakefieldNeverRecast 1879


c 1450 Present 4th cast.
1579 Former tenor cast, founder thought to be A. Wakefield.
1663 Present 5th cast.
1799 Hasted makes no mention of bells. [1]
1879 Tenor recast by Mears & Stainbank.
1880 Bells rehung in a new timber frame by Mears & Stainbank.
2015 The ring of 3 was augmented with two trebles and additional framework, by John Taylor & Co. The treble was a newly cast bell, while the 2nd came from Ewood Park, Blackburn, having been donated by the Keltek Trust.
2016 The ring of 5 was augmented to 6 with the addition of a new treble.
[1] No mention of bells. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)


The belfry before the ring of 3 was augmented.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 2000

The bells are rung from the ground floor just inside the west door.
Photo: Dickon R Love, 2017
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-05-155040 Surprise Minor
2017-11-185040 Surprise Minor
2015-08-305040 Doubles (7 Methods)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-01-071260 Bob Minor
2017-07-241260 Plain Bob Minor
2017-07-031296 Bourne Surprise Minor
2017-06-101296 London Surprise Minor
2017-03-311320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2016-10-291260 St Clements College Bob Minor
2016-10-201260 Bob Minor
2016-08-041260 Doubles
2016-05-291260 Stedman Doubles
2015-12-301260 Mixed Doubles
2015-11-141260 Doubles (1p/4m)
2015-08-101260 Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles
2015-07-171320 Doubles (6m)
2009-02-211260 Singles (2)
2007-07-211260 Plain Bob Singles
2007-05-051266 Original Singles
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 11 March 2017