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Chart Sutton
 

Chart Sutton, St Michael


Photo: Dickon Love, 19 Jul 2013

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 14-2-1645" E 1783 Chapman & Mears, Whitechapel 1967 Whitechapel
5 11-2-1042½" F♯ 1783 Chapman & Mears, Whitechapel 1967 Whitechapel
4 8-2-538½" G♯ 1783 Chapman & Mears, Whitechapel 1967 Whitechapel
3 7-3-1936" A 1783 Chapman & Mears, Whitechapel 1967 Whitechapel
2 7-1-2434½" B 1783 Chapman & Mears, Whitechapel 1967 Whitechapel
Treble 6-1-2032" C♯ 1783 Chapman & Mears, Whitechapel 1967 Whitechapel

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

History

1783 Present ring of six bells cast and installed in a new timber frame.
1798 The church had a spire which was destroyed in a lightning storm that also destroyed the bells. Hasted says it was "about seven o'clock in the morning, when in a dreadful storm of thunder, the lightning set fire to the beautiful spire steeple of it, and i [1]
1913 Bells rehung by Alfred Bowell on new headstocks in the existing frame. [2]
1967 Bells tuned, quarter turned and rehung by Whitechapel who strengthened the frame.
[1] This church has been twice set on fire by lightning: the first time, a few years ago, when it was fortunately soon extinguished; the last time was on April 23, 1779, about seven o'clock in the morning, when in a dreadful storm of thunder, the lightning se ("The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5", Edward Hasted, 1798)
[2] To rehanging the six bells £65. To 6 new best bell ropes @ 13/6 each. £4-1-0. To 2 new clappers £1 Total £70-1-0. Paid cq. on a/c 21 Mar 1914 £50. cq. 3 Sept 1914 £20-1-0. (Bowell records, 21 Mar 1914)

Gallery


1st stage chamber with clock case.
Photo:

The belfry.
Photo: Dickon Love, 19 Jul 2013

The belfry.
Photo: Dickon Love, 19 Jul 2013

Photo on the wall of the church of the bells outside the church in 1967.
Photo: Chart Sutton church.

The tenor
Photo: Dickon Love, 19 Jul 2013
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2013-07-195040 Surprise Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-10-241260 Plain Bob Minor
2015-08-031296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1978-08-211296 Durham Surprise 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