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Chartham
 

Chartham, St Mary


Photo: Dickon Love, 2013

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As received 1923)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 13-1-2514-0-1843¹⁵⁄₁₆" E 1605 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1923 Mears & Stainbank
5 10-1-2310-3-2439¹⁵⁄₁₆" F♯ 1605 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1923 Mears & Stainbank
4 8-2-88-3-2536⅜" G♯ 1605 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1923 Mears & Stainbank
3 6-0-196-2-433⁷⁄₁₆" A 1605 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1923 Mears & Stainbank
2 5-0-245-1-2031" B 1605 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1923 Mears & Stainbank
Treble 5-0-115-0-1129⅞" C♯ 1728 Samuel Knight, Southwark Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

History

1552 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [1]
1605 Bells recast into a ring of 5 by Joseph Hatch.
1728 Bells augmented with a treble by Samuel Knight.
1757 Record of 6 bells in the tower. [2]
1923 Bells 2-6 retuned and rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
2009 The tenor was given a new headstock and was quarter turned.
[1] Item iiij bells with a Wakerell. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] The Church, which is a very fair Building of Flint Stones, is in ye Form of a Cross. In ye Tower, wch. is a very handsome One at ye West End of ye Church, and built of ye same Materials, hang Six Tuneable Bells; The Five largest of wch. were made by Josep (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)

Gallery


In the foreground (l-r) are bells 4, 3 and 2.
Photo: Dickon Love, 2013

Faces on the canons of the 4th.
Photo: Dickon Love, 2013

The upstairs ringing room.
Photo: Dickon Love, 2013

Peal Boards

Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1936
15 Aug 1936: 5040 Minor (3m) (The first peal on the bells.)

Photo: Tom Winter, 26 May 2017

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1948
14 Feb 1948: 5040 Plain Bob Minor

Photo: Tom Winter, 26 May 2017

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2007-01-015040 Surprise Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-07-051272 Luton Surprise Minor
2017-05-261440 Norwich Surprise Minor
2017-02-161260 Grandsire Doubles
2017-02-151260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-02-121440 Grandsire Minor
2017-01-071440 Grandsire Minor
2016-12-061260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-08-051272 Plain Bob Minimus
2016-06-251260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-05-181272 Plain Bob Minimus
2015-10-171260 Doubles (3m)
2015-07-271272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2015-01-091260 Grandsire Doubles
2014-10-311260 Mixed Doubles
2014-10-301260 Doubles
2014-08-211260 Grandsire Doubles
2014-05-101260 Grandsire Doubles
2012-11-011260 Grandsire Doubles
2012-06-041260 Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles
2011-08-221280 3 M Doubles
2011-08-081260 Stedman Doubles
2007-08-171260 Doubles (12m/v/p)
2006-10-051260 Plain Bob Doubles
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Chartham, St Augustine's Hospital
Single bell hung in an open gable

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