Burmarsh, All Saints

Photo: Richard Offen, 2004

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 9-3-12 in G♯.
  • Grid Ref: TR101320
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1899 Mears & Stainbank, made of timber.
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Ashford
  • 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 Canons Retuned
® Treble 4-0-1927" E♯ 1926 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
® 2 4-3-2628½" D♯ 1899 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Doncaster Never
® 3 5-1-029" C♯ William Burford, Aldgate Conventional Never
® 4 6-2-2035½" B♯ William Burford, Aldgate Conventional Never
® 5 7-3-337½" A♯ 1926 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Flat Never
® Tenor 9-3-1239" G♯ 1899 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Doncaster Never
҈ Old 4th (of 5) 8-0-1035⅞" A John Danyell, London (itinerant) Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing
҈    - Unhung


How the bells are tuned


1371 -1392 2 bells cast by William Burford.
c 1450 Bell cast by John Danyell as a tenor to the two already present.
1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1799 Record of 3 bells. [2]
1899 A new treble and tenor were cast by Mears & Stainbank to augment the ring to 5. All 5 bells were rehung in a new timber frame.
1926 Danyell bell replaced with a new bell by Mears & Stainbank (now the 5th). A new treble was also cast to make 6. Bells rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
1931 Tenor rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
1965 -1969 Bells rehung on ball bearings by Brian Butcher in drips and drabs.
1974 Cracked Danyell bell which had stood outside the church, was resited inside the church.
[1] Item iij bells in the steple. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] The church, which is dedicated to All Saints, is handsome, consisting of one isle and a chancel, having a tower at the west end, which, as well as the isle, is embattled. In it are three bells. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)


The former Danyell bell (replaced by the current 5th) standing outside the church. It has now been resited inside the church.
Photo: James Hedgecock collection.

The Danyell bell on display in the church.
Photo: Bishop Brian Jones, Sept 2014
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2007-01-015040 Surprise Minor
1998-10-295040 Surprise Minor
1974-02-025040 Doubles (2m)
1969-01-185040 St Clement's College Bob Minor
1964-05-025040 Plain Bob Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2022-02-171260 Grandsire Doubles
2022-01-211260 Grandsire Doubles
2021-10-151260 Original Singles
2019-12-251272 Plain Bob Minimus
2019-12-221260 Grandsire Doubles
2019-09-151260 Grandsire Doubles
2019-08-121260 Grandsire Doubles
2019-07-291260 Plain Bob Minor
2019-06-221260 Grandsire Doubles
2019-04-261272 Plain Bob Minimus
2018-12-251260 Original Singles
2018-09-141272 Plain Bob Minimus
2018-07-291260 London Surprise / Plain Bob Minor
2018-06-221260 Grandsire Doubles
2018-04-071440 Treble Bob Minor In The Kent Variation Minor
2018-02-111260 Plain Bob Minor
2017-07-041296 Norwich Surprise Minor
2017-04-101272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2016-06-241260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-06-011272 Plain Bob Minimus
2016-05-061260 Plain Bob Minor
2016-01-261260 Plain Bob Minor
2015-06-261380 Grandsire Doubles
2014-07-221320 Grandsire Doubles
2013-12-311272 Plain Bob Minimus
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: 5 September 2021