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Canterbury, St Dunstan


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As received 1936)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 13-2-1513-3-544" F♯ 1676 Thomas Palmar II, Whitechapel 1936 Mears & Stainbank
5 10-1-2210-2-638½" G♯ 1325 William le Belyetere, Canterbury 1936 Mears & Stainbank
4 7-0-1634" A♯ 1605 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never
3 5-1-65-1-1230½" B 1777 William Mears 1936 Mears & Stainbank
2 3-3-274-0-328½" C♯ 1629 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1936 Mears & Stainbank
Treble 4-0-94-0-2727" D♯ 1777 William Mears 1936 Mears & Stainbank

Inscriptions

Prior to 1777.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
2nd (of 5)1660Thomas Palmar IINever

History

c 1325 Present 5th cast (probably tenor of 3).
1500 Wackerell Bell recast by Richard Kerner.
1605 Middle bell recast by Joseph Hatch.
1629 New treble cast by Joseph Hatch.
1660 2nd (of 4) recast by Thomas Palmar I.
1676 Ring augmented to 5 with a tenor by Thomas Palmar II (his only known bell).
1758 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [1]
1777 2nd recast, and new treble cast by William Mears.
1935 Bells removed from tower while concrete ring beam was fitted.
1936 Bells retuned and rehung in a 2 separate frames (1,3,5 above) by Mears & Stainbank.
1969 Clappers rebushed.
1971 Tenor refitted with new gudgeons and reinstated by the KCACR.
1975 4th gudgeon repaired. Headstock reinstated by the Kent C.A.
1981 5th rehung with new gudgeons.
2003 Tenor refitted with a pair of new gudgeons after one of them failed. The work was done by the KCACR.
[1] "The Tower stands at the West End of South Isle. In it hang 5 Bells, thus inscribed: 1. Joseph Hatch made Me, 1629. Autho. Ropar ric: Spencer Oeconomicis. 2. Thomas Palmar made Me, 1660. Tho. Simpson, Ch. Warden. 3. Joseph Hatch made Me, 1605. J.F.C.W. 4. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1759)

Gallery


The second bell, cast by Joseph Hatch in 1629.
Photo: David Cawley collection.
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2015-06-275040 Doubles (3m/2v)
2009-06-275040 Doubles (9m/9v)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-04-161260 Doubles (11 Mvp)
2017-02-181272 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
2016-12-251260 Julie McDonnell Doubles
2016-12-181260 Doubles (3m)
2016-11-131380 Stedman Doubles
2016-11-051260 Doubles (3m)
2016-08-061260 Doubles (4 Mp)
2016-07-101260 Doubles (4 M P)
2016-07-061260 Doubles (4 M P)
2016-07-021290 Doubles (3 M)
2016-06-221320 Grandsire Doubles
2016-05-211260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-03-271260 Doubles (8 M P)
2016-03-191260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-12-251260 Stedman Doubles
2015-12-201260 Mixed Doubles (1p, 3m, 2v)
2015-11-081260 Doubles (5mv)
2015-07-061260 Plain Bob Minor
2015-05-041260 Plain Bob Minor
2015-04-051260 Doubles (6 M V P)
2015-02-181260 Doubles (11 M V P)
2015-01-131260 Grandsire Doubles
2014-12-251260 Mixed Doubles (3m)
2014-12-211260 Mixed Doubles (4m)
2014-12-201260 Plain Bob Minor
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Canterbury, St Edmund's School

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