Appledore, Ss Peter & Paul

Photo: Dickon Love, Apr 2006

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 12-0-15 in F♯
  • Grid Ref: TQ957293
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1900 John Warner & Sons, made of cast iron & steel on a timber foundation
  • Denomination: Church of England
  • Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Ashford
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 5-0-0 27½" F♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Doncaster Never
    ® 2 5-1-6 28" E♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Doncaster Never
    ® 3 5-3-17 30" D♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Doncaster Never
    ® 4 6-0-25 31½" C♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Doncaster Never
    ® 5 6-2-14 33" B 1900 John Warner & Sons Doncaster Never
    ® 6 7-2-25 35" A♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Doncaster Never
    ® 7 9-2-16 38" G♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Doncaster Never
    ® Tenor 12-0-15 42" F♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Doncaster Never
    Clock 7½ cwt approx. 34½" B♭ William Chamberlain Never
    Sanctus 1 cwt approx. 16⅜" Unknown Never

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    1 All bells 1900 John Warner & Sons Cast iron
    Inscriptions on the Bells

    Prior to 1900.

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Treble 6 cwt approx. 31" D 1685 John Hodson Never Recast 1900
    2 6½ cwt approx. 32" C 1685 John Hodson Never Recast 1900
    3 7½ cwt approx. 34½" B♭ 1442-1468 William Chamberlain Never Survives as a clock bell
    4 9 cwt approx. 37.5" A 1685 John Hodson Never Recast 1900
    5 11 cwt approx. 40" G 1685 John Hodson Never Recast 1900
    Tenor 17 cwt approx. 45½" F 1620 Joseph Hatch Never Recast 1900
    History

    c1440 Current clock bell cast by William Chamberlain. Later formed 3rd of a ring of 6.
    c1600 Sanctus bell cast, founder unknown.
    1620 Tenor of a later ring of 6 cast by Joseph Hatch.
    1685 Treble, 2nd, 4th, 5th of a ring of 6 cast by John Hodson.
    1900 Bells recast into current octave in a new cast iron frame. The old 3rd was hung as a clock bell.
    1969 Bells (including Sanctus) rehung with new gudgeons and bearings on Warner headstocks and new stays, sliders and pulleys. Alterations were made to the rope circle. The staple of the clock bell was removed & bell quarter turned; Warner fittings. The bells were rededicated on 14 Sept.
    2000 A new staircase was installed to improve access to the ringing room.

    Gallery


    The tenor bell.
    Photo: Christopher J Cooper

    The belfry.
    Photo: Christopher J Cooper

    The former ring of six bells that were removed from the tower. They were taken away and recast by John Warner & Sons into a ring of 8 bells which are also photographed here.
    Photo: Christopher J Cooper collection

    Another view of the former bells.
    Photo: Christopher J Cooper collection

    Page updated: 1 April 2016