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Chislehurst
 

Chislehurst, St Nicholas


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(From FE Robinson "Among the bells", probably supplied weights)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 15-2-1917-2-245¾" F 1858 John Warner & Sons 1937 Mears & Stainbank
7 10-3-1511-2-1640¾" G 1858 John Warner & Sons 1937 Mears & Stainbank
6 9-0-1310-0-737¾" A 1858 John Warner & Sons 1937 Mears & Stainbank
5 8-1-249-1-1036½" B♭ 1858 John Warner & Sons 1937 Mears & Stainbank
4 6-3-87-1-1834" C 1858 John Warner & Sons 1937 Mears & Stainbank
3 6-1-116-3-2132" D 1858 John Warner & Sons 1937 Mears & Stainbank
2 5-2-186-0-2630¾" E 1858 John Warner & Sons 1937 Mears & Stainbank
Treble 5-0-95-2-2028¾" F 1858 John Warner & Sons 1937 Mears & Stainbank

Inscriptions

Ring of Six destroyed in 1857

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble5-2-1229½"1830Thomas Mears IINeverDestroyed by fire in 1857
2nd6-2-2331½"1830Thomas Mears IINeverDestroyed by fire in 1857
3rd7-1-033½"1830Thomas Mears IINeverDestroyed by fire in 1857
4th8-0-934½"1830Thomas Mears IINeverDestroyed by fire in 1857
5th10-0-1838"1830Thomas Mears IINeverDestroyed by fire in 1857
Tenor13-2-042"1830Thomas Mears IINeverDestroyed by fire in 1857

History

1552 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [1]
1830 Ring of 6 cast by Thomas Mears II (tenor 13½ cwt).
1857 Bells destroyed by fire. Whitechapel records a bell supplied to G.B. Wollaston, Church Warden. A 16" bell 0-3-17¾ with clapper, stock, lever and brasses, lent for temporary use and returned in June 1858. (30th March)
1858 New ring of 8 cast by John Warner (tenor 16-1-21) cast mainly using old metal.
1924 Bells quarter turned and rehung by Thomas Groombridge Jnr.
1937 Bells retuned and rehung in a new frame by Mears & Stainbank.
1984 New rope guides fitted.
1988 Major overhaul of bearings and fittings by Whitechapel.
[1] Item iiij great bells suted of brasse in the Steple and one Saints bell of brasse. Item ij hand bells and iij sacryng bells of brasse. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-03-065152 Spliced Surprise Major
2014-08-285088 London Surprise Major
2012-02-115120 Cambridge Surprise Major
2008-05-035152 Spliced Surprise Major (23m)
1991-05-115152 Spliced Surprise Major
1879-06-025040 Grandsire Triples
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-04-031260 Centenary Doubles
2017-02-281264 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
2016-10-261260 Doubles (6m/p)
2016-09-241260 Spliced Doubles (2m)
2016-06-111290 Doubles (2m)
2015-11-301280 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
2015-08-311260 Plain Bob Minor
2015-04-111260 Plain Bob Triples
2014-10-111260 Plain Bob Doubles
2014-07-131260 Plain Bob Doubles
2014-03-221260 Grandsire Triples
2011-07-181260 Plain Bob Triples
2010-11-061260 Plain Bob Triples
2010-06-051260 Grandsire Triples
2006-12-101260 Plain Bob Triples
2003-10-081260 Plain Bob Doubles
2003-09-221260 Minor (2 methods)
2002-10-101260 Stedman Triples
2002-07-141296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2001-11-181320 London 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