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Appledore
 

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
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1900 John Warner & Sons, made of cast iron & steel on a timber foundation
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: I. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 12-0-1542" F♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Never
7 9-2-1638" G♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Never
6 7-2-2535" A♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Never
5 6-2-1433" B 1900 John Warner & Sons Never
4 6-0-2531½" C♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Never
3 5-3-1730" D♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Never
2 5-1-628" E♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Never
Treble 5-0-027½" F♯ 1900 John Warner & Sons Never
Clock 7½ cwt approx.34½" B♭ William Chamberlain Never
Sanctus 1 cwt approx.16⅜" Unknown Never

Inscriptions

Prior to 1900.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble6 cwt approx.31"D1685John HodsonNeverRecast 1900
26½ cwt approx.32"C1685John HodsonNeverRecast 1900
37½ cwt approx.34½"B♭1442-1468William ChamberlainNeverSurvives as a clock bell
49 cwt approx.37.5"A1685John HodsonNeverRecast 1900
511 cwt approx.40"G1685John HodsonNeverRecast 1900
Tenor17 cwt approx.45½"F1620Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1900

History

c 1440 Current clock bell cast by William Chamberlain. Later formed 3rd of a ring of 6.
c 1600 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 w
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
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2005-01-015056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2003-02-015040 Grandsire Triples
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-12-091260 Cluedo Doubles
2016-11-141296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2016-06-221250 Hopwood Surprise Major
2016-05-241280 Kent Treble Bob Major
2015-05-121280 Superlative Surprise Major
2015-03-161314 Uri Surprise Major
2014-04-011344 Appledore Surprise Major
2013-12-091314 Yedingham Surprise Major
2013-04-201260 Plain Bob Doubles, With 7,6,8 Cover
2012-10-221314 Martin Surprise Major
2012-06-251314 Beer Surprise Major
2012-06-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2011-03-071280 Rossetti Surprise Major
2011-02-191344 Rutland Surprise Major
2011-01-031344 Superlative Surprise Major
2009-04-161260 Plain Bob Triples
2007-07-191260 Grandsire Triples
2002-12-231260 Grandsire Triples
2002-04-281264 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