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Chislet
 

Chislet, St Mary the Virgin


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 15-3-948" E♭ 1729 Samuel Knight, Southwark 1959 John Taylor & Co
5 11-3-2342" F 1752 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel 1959 John Taylor & Co
4 8-3-638⅞" G 1970 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
3 7-0-2335½" A♭ 1786 William Mears 1959 John Taylor & Co
2 6-1-633" B♭ 1729 Samuel Knight, Southwark 1959 John Taylor & Co
Treble 5-1-2231½" C 1729 Samuel Knight, Southwark 1959 John Taylor & Co

Inscriptions

Rest of the Original 1729 Ring of 6.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
3rd1729Samuel KnightNeverRecast 1786
4th8-3-2438½"1729Samuel Knight1959 John Taylor & CoRecast 1970
5th1729Samuel KnightNeverRecast 1752

History

1608 Churchwardens Accounts note work on the third bell, therefore it is assumed that there were at least 4 bells in the tower at this time.
1729 Bells recast with additional metal into a ring of 6 by Samuel Knight, hung by Job Potter.
1752 5th recast by Lester & Pack.
1757 Record of 6 bells in the tower. [1]
1786 3rd recast by William Mears.
1959 Bells retuned and rehung in a new frame lower in the tower by John Taylor.
1970 4th recast by Whitechapel.
[1] This Church consists of the Chancell, Body, and 2 Side Isles. The Steeple stands in the Middle, between The Chancell and the Body; in it hang 6 Bells, all cast in the Year 1729 by Samuel Knight. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)

Gallery


The former 4th (by Samuel Knight) outside the church prior to recasting, 26th Sept, 1970.
Photo: David Cawley
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-12-205040 Minor
2011-08-295040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2008-03-215040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2007-04-075040 Doubles (4m)
2006-04-155040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2005-11-055040 Minor (3 methods)
2005-03-265040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2004-09-115040 Methods Surprise Minor (7m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2014-02-201260 Plain Bob Minor
2011-09-031260 Plain Bob Minor
2011-05-281329 Minor (2m)
2010-06-191296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2009-08-311260 Doubles (11m/V/p)
2008-04-181296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2008-02-291260 Plain Bob Minor
2005-12-311260 Doubles (5 methods)
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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