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Chislehurst
 

Chislehurst, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


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  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 19-1-17 in E.
  • Grid Ref: TQ438709
  • Rung from: Upstairs in Detached Tower
  • Frame: 1935 John Taylor & Co. for all the bells except the 5th which is in its own Gillett & Johnston frame, 1932.
  • Diocese: Rochester
  • 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 Retuned
Turret bell 1-0-25 1915 John Warner & Sons Never
Tenor 19-1-1747⁷⁄₁₆" E 1935 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
7 14-2-042⅞" F♯ 1935 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
6 10-3-438½" G♯ 1935 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
5 9-0-1036½" A 1932 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
4 7-3-2134" B 1935 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
3 6-0-2331⅛" C♯ 1935 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
2 5-2-1329" D♯ 1935 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
Treble 4-2-2028" E 1935 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

History

1868 Church built.
1875 Parish created from that of St Nicholas, Chislehurst.
1915 Bell cast by John Warner & Sons and hung in the open gable.
1930 Tower built.
1932 Bell cast by Gillett & Johnston, destined to be one of an octave before the order was stopped.
1933 Clock bell supplied by Smith of Derby.
1935 Ring of 8 cast around the Gillett bell (which forms the 5th) by John Taylor.

Gallery


The sanctus bell hanging in the open gable on the church.
Photo: Dickon Love, Jan 2007
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-10-305280 Spliced Surprise Major (7m)
2017-10-095024 Spliced Surprise Major
2017-09-115152 Spliced Surprise Major
2017-07-035152 Spliced Surprise Major
2017-06-055152 Spliced Surprise Major
2017-03-135024 Spliced Surprise Major
2017-01-095152 Spliced Surprise Major
2016-10-245024 Spliced Surprise Major (4 Methods)
2016-03-075152 Spliced Surprise Major
2015-12-215024 Spliced Surprise Major
2014-12-085024 Spliced Surprise Major (6 Methods)
2014-09-085024 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
2014-07-145024 Spliced Surprise Major
2014-06-235024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 Methods)
2014-02-115152 Spliced Surprise Major (23 Methods)
2012-10-225024 Spliced Surprise Major
2012-07-175152 Glasgow Surprise Major
2012-02-115120 Ealing Surprise Major
2011-10-295088 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
2010-10-165026 Bristol Surprise Major
2009-11-015024 London Surprise Major
2008-12-165024 Spliced Surprise Major
2008-11-045024 Spliced Surprise Major
2008-06-175024 Spliced Surprise Major
2008-05-205024 Spliced Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2014-03-101264 Plain Bob Major
2012-04-281260 Grandsire Triples
2010-11-061260 Grandsire Triples
2010-07-121260 Grandsire Triples
2007-01-031260 Stedman Triples
2005-09-031296 Stedman Triples
1982-07-241280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1978-08-191280 Plain Bob 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