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Cliffe at Hoo
 

Cliffe at Hoo, St Helen


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As supplied)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 6-1-126-3-530¾" E♭ 1860 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough 2006 John Taylor & Co
2 6-1-96-2-2032" D 1860 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough 2006 John Taylor & Co
3 6-3-07-0-2633⅜" C 1859 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough 2006 John Taylor & Co
4 7-2-88-0-1935⅜" B♭ 1859 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough 2006 John Taylor & Co
5 7-3-158-2-037½" A♭ 1859 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough 2006 John Taylor & Co
6 9-0-259-2-2139" G 1859 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough 2006 John Taylor & Co
7 10-1-1411-1-1642" F 1859 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough 2006 John Taylor & Co
Tenor 13-2-1014-2-1846⅜" E♭ 1859 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough 2006 John Taylor & Co

Inscriptions

Prior to 1859.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 6)5-0-1530.5"1670John & Christopher HodsonNeverRecast 1859.
2nd (of 6)5-3-431½"1630Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1859.
3rd (of 6)6-3-22133⅝"c.1585Giles ReveNeverFounder ? Recast 1859.
4th (of 6)10-7-37½"1630Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1859.
5th (of 6)12-1-940½"1615Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1859.
Tenor (of 6)15-2-1245"1675John & Christopher HodsonNeverRecast 1859.

History

c 1585 Bell cast by a founder thought to be Giles Reve. This was destined to become the 3rd of a ring of 6.
1615 A bell was cast or recast by Joseph Hatch destined to be the 5th of 6.
1630 Two bells were cast or recast by Joseph Hatch, destined to be 2nd and 4th of 6.
1670 A bell was cast or recast by Hodson destined to become the treble of 6.
1675 A bell was cast or recast by Hodson being the tenor of the 6.
1859 The ring of 6 was recast by John Taylor.
1860 2 trebles added by John Taylor. These  bells represent one of the earliest examples of a ring of 8 with independent crown staples from the start.
1923 Bells rehung by Alfred Bowell. He removed the hexagonally formed canons to the crowns (put there to facilitate turning). [1]
2006 Bells retuned and rehung in the existing frame by Taylor, Eayre & Smith.
[1] To rehanging the eight bells and reconstructing the framework £190. To new chiming apparatus and fiing complete £15. Total £205. Paid cq. On a/c £150 29 March. Cq. £55 21 Jan 1924. (Bowell records, 1923 March)

Peal Boards

Timber Performance Board dated 1866
26 Dec 1866: 5040 Grandsire Triples

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 7 July 2018

Timber Performance Board dated 1985
01 Jun 1985: 5040 Plain Bob Triples (25th anniversary of the ordination of the Rector, Rev'd Donald Silcock.)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 7 July 2018

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2009-04-185184 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
2005-11-195120 Superlative Surprise Major
2001-06-235152 North Mymms Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-09-101280 Cliffe At Hoo Surprise Major
2018-06-151280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2017-05-291250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2017-04-291260 Grandsire Triples
2016-12-301260 Grandsire Triples
2016-12-291250 Superlative Surprise Major
2015-11-111260 Grandsire Triples
2015-10-171264 Plain Bob Major
2015-03-211280 Red Tilapia Surprise Major
2013-08-261280 Oxford Treble Bob Major
1990-10-131280 Spliced Surprise Major (8 Methods)
1990-07-161344 Spliced Surprise Major (6 Methods)
1987-06-181280 Rutland 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