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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

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(As supplied)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 3-3-64-0-1426½" F 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
® 2 4-1-184-2-2727¾" E 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
® 3 4-1-234-3-328½" D 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
® 4 5-0-95-1-1730½" C 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
® 5 5-3-226-1-1732¾" B♭ 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
® 6 6-3-247-1-1234½" A 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
® 7 8-3-259-2-338¼" G 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank
® Tenor 11-2-1512-1-042½" F 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Removed 1923 Mears & Stainbank

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Earlier ring of five

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
Treble5-0-929"1672John HodsonNeverRecast 1876
2nd5-3-031"1672John HodsonNeverRecast 1876
3rd6-3-1133"1672John HodsonNeverRecast 1876
4th8-2-1936½"1615William LandNeverRecast 1876
Tenor12-0-1741"1624Thomas BartlettNeverRecast 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)

Articles

  • "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
    01 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
    09 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
    12 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
    01 Aug 1890: 5184 Canterbury Pleasure Major

    Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1934
    21 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
    29 Mar 1890: 5040 Grandsire Triples

    Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1890
    18 Oct 1890: 5120 Canterbury Pleasure Major

    Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1891
    12 Mar 1891: 5040 Union Triples

    Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Stone Performance Board dated approx. 1931
    05 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
    29 Dec 1881: 5040 Grandsire Triples
    28 Oct 1882: 5040 Grandsire Triples

    Photo: Dickon R Love, 26 October 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1882
    17 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

    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-10-285056 Cornwall Surprise Major
    2018-10-265120 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2017-11-185040 Grandsire Triples
    2014-11-155056 Bristol Surprise Major
    2012-01-075088 Rupert Delight Major
    2009-02-285024 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2006-09-095040 Grandsire Triples
    2006-02-115026 Bristol Surprise Major
    2004-12-285040 Grandsire Triples
    2003-11-155024 Red Lumb Surprise Major
    2002-04-065184 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    1984-01-145056 Plain Bob Major
    1977-10-015056 Cambridge Surprise Major
    1977-06-115088 Medway Surprise Major
    1973-11-175056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    1960-07-095120 Ealing Surprise Major
    1954-02-135056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    1951-06-305088 Bristol Surprise Major
    1950-11-185088 Rutland Surprise Major
    1950-05-295088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    1949-03-125056 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
    1944-04-015056 Cambridge Surprise Major
    1943-07-245040 Stedman Triples
    1939-08-085056 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    1938-07-155056 Cambridge Surprise Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2021-10-101260 St Paulinus Doubles
    2021-09-301260 New Bob Doubles
    2020-03-171260 Grandsire Doubles
    2020-03-031260 Doubles (6m)
    2020-02-021260 Candlemas Doubles
    2020-01-051260 Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh Doubles
    2019-12-241299 Grandsire Doubles
    2019-12-222019 Doubles (11m/v)
    2019-12-201269 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2019-12-011308 Grandsire Minor
    2019-11-191260 Doubles (3m)
    2019-11-101260 Remembrance Day Doubles
    2019-11-071260 In Memoriam Doubles
    2019-10-081280 Union Bob Doubles
    2019-09-101260 St Simon's Bob Doubles
    2019-08-251260 Stedman Slow Course Doubles
    2019-06-201260 In Memoriam Doubles
    2019-06-021260 Anniversary Doubles
    2019-06-021260 Doubles (3m)
    2019-05-161260 Grandsire Triples
    2019-04-201260 Easter Doubles
    2019-04-181260 Maundy Thursday Doubles
    2019-04-141260 Grandsire Doubles
    2019-04-091260 Stedman Triples
    2019-03-031296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    Full list of peals on Bellboard here
    Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

    Elsewhere in the Parish

    Bexley, Hall Place


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