Crayford, St Paulinus
  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 11-2-15 in F
  • Grid Ref: TQ512752
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1876 Mears & Stainbank, made of metal
  • Denomination: Church of England
  • Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Lewisham
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)

    (As supplied)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 3-3-6 4-0-14 26½" F 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 2 4-1-18 4-2-27 27¾" E 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 3 4-1-23 4-3-3 28½" D 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 4 5-0-9 5-1-17 30½" C 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 5 5-3-22 6-1-17 32¾" B♭ 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 6 6-3-24 7-1-12 34½" A 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
    ® 7 8-3-25 9-2-3 38¼" G 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
    ® Tenor 11-2-15 12-1-0 42½" F 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    1 All bells 1923 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Cast iron
    Inscriptions on the Bells

    Earlier ring of five

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Treble 5-0-9 29" 1672 John Hodson Never Recast 1876
    2nd 5-3-0 31" 1672 John Hodson Never Recast 1876
    3rd 6-3-11 33" 1672 John Hodson Never Recast 1876
    4th 8-2-19 36½" 1615 William Land Never Recast 1876
    Tenor 12-0-17 41" 1624 Thomas Bartlett Never Recast 1876
    History

    1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
    1615 William Land cast a bell.
    1624 The tenor was recast by Thomas Bartlett.
    1672 3 bells (serving as trebles to the Land and Bartlett bells) were cast by John Hodson.
    1876 The five bells were recast into an octave by Mears & Stainbank and hung in a new frame. The bells were given in memory of David Evans of Shenstone by this family.
    1923 The bells were retuned and rehung by Mears & Stainbank.

    [1] Item iij greate bells of bellmettell hanging in the Steple there.' ('Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
    Literary collection

  • "The Barnetts of Crayford, Kent", Author unknown (The Ringing World) 4 March 1977
  • Gallery


    The bells standing outstide the church with the Rector, Canon Benjamin Franklin Smith, in 1876. (Shame about the watermark!)
    Photo: Bexley Local Studies and Archives
    Peal boards

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1995

  • May 1995: 5040 Grandsire Triples (In memoriam William E Bond, Tower Captain for 67 years.)

  • Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1996

  • Sept 1996: 5072 Plain Bob Major (10th anniversary of Rupert Cheeseman's 1st handling lesson.)

  • Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1993

  • Dec 1992: 5040 Plain Bob Minor (Wedding of Princess Royal and Commander Tim Lawrence.)

  • Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1890

  • Aug 1890: 5184 Canterbury Pleasure Major

  • Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1934

  • Apr 1934: 5024 Plain Bob Major (Youngest band to every complete a peal on church bells.)

  • Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1890

  • Mar 1890: 5040 Grandsire Triples

  • Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1890

  • Oct 1890: 5120 Canterbury Pleasure Major

  • Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1891

  • Mar 1891: 5040 Union Triples

  • Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Stone Performance Board dated approx. 1931

  • Jun 1931: 5088 Treble Bob Major (Records E A Barnett's 1st as conductor, aged 12½, and his 1st peal in 1929 aged 11.)

  • Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1882

  • Dec 1881: 5040 Grandsire Triples
  • Oct 1882: 5040 Grandsire Triples

  • Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1882

  • Nov 1877: 5040 Grandsire Triples (1st peal on the bells.)

  • Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Stone Memorial Board dated approx. 1934


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Framed card Memorial Board dated approx. 1918


    Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Bells elsewhere in the parish


    Page updated: 1 April 2016