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Cheriton
 

Cheriton, St Martin


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As supplied)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 6-2-87-1-534⅜" A♭ 1881 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2011 John Taylor & Co
7 5-0-135-3-2331⅜" B♭ 1881 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2011 John Taylor & Co
6 4-2-74-3-2529½" C 1881 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2011 John Taylor & Co
5 4-0-254-2-1028⅜" D♭ 1881 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2011 John Taylor & Co
4 3-2-54-0-826⅜" E♭ 1881 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2011 John Taylor & Co
3 3-0-213-1-2024⅝" F 1881 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2011 John Taylor & Co
2 3-0-123-0-1923½" G 1923 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2011 John Taylor & Co
Treble 2-2-202-3-1523" A♭ 1923 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2011 John Taylor & Co
Sanctus ½ cwt approx.13" approx. B 1869 John Warner & Sons Never

Inscriptions

Earlier ring of 4

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble3-3-027"1634Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1881
2nd4-2-1429½"1634Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1881
3rd6-0-2631½"1607Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1881
Tenor8-1-434¾"1418-1440Richard HillNeverRecast 1881

History

1400 -1450 Bell cast by Richard Hille.
1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1607 Joseph Hatch cast a bell a tone above the Hille bell.
1634 2 trebles cast by Joseph Hatch - now comprises a ring of 4.
1759 Record of 4 bells. [2]
1799 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [3]
1869 John Warner cast a bell for St Martin's School.
1881 Bells recast into a ring of 6 by Mears & Stainbank.
1903 Bells rehung with new fittings in a new frame.
1923 Ring augmented with 2 Mears & Stainbank trebles.
1933 Back 6 rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
1976 Tenor clapper renewed.
1990 The bell from the St Martin's Church of England Primary School was hung as clock bell in the tower.
2011 Bells retuned by John Taylor Bellfounders and who rearranged the bells to improve the ringing circle. The tower work was done by the Kent CACR.
[1] Item a iij bells in the steple. "Sold", ij hand-bells. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] "In the Tower, which is at the West End, hang 4 Bells thus Inscribed. 1. Joseph Hatch made Me. 1632. 2. Joseph Hatch made Me. 1632. 3. Joseph Hatch made Me. 1607. 4. Sit Nomen Domini benedictum." (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1759)
[3] The church, which is dedicated to St. Martin, is built of sand-stone, and consists of two isles and two chances, having a tower steeple at the west end, in which are four bells. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)

Gallery


The bells at the John Taylor Bellfoundry, Feb 2011
Photo: Dickon Love, Feb 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Feb 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Feb 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Feb 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Feb 2011

The bells following completion of the fittings, July 2011
Photo: David Cawley, 2011
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2009-10-175088 Bristol Surprise Major
2008-12-065152 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-11-131260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-06-121260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-05-081260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-05-241260 Plain Bob Doubles
2014-11-091260 Plain Bob and Grandsire Doubles
2014-10-191260 Grandsire Doubles
2014-08-041260 Grandsire Doubles With 7 6 8 Covering
2014-04-021260 Grandsire Doubles
2013-11-101260 Grandsire Doubles
2013-10-301280 Flockton Surprise Major
2013-07-311260 Grandsire Doubles With 7 6 8 Covering
2013-04-231260 Stedman Triples
2013-03-171260 Grandsire Doubles
2012-11-111260 Grandsire Doubles
2012-08-101260 Stedman Triples
2012-06-041260 Grandsire Doubles
2012-04-291260 Grandsire Doubles
2011-11-131260 Grandsire Doubles
2011-10-091260 Grandsire Doubles
2010-11-141260 Grandsire Doubles
2010-07-251260 Grandsire Doubles
2010-04-271260 Grandsire Doubles
2010-02-221260 Grandsire Triples
2010-01-211260 Stedman Triples
2007-08-171280 Spliced Surprise Major
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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