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Crayford
 

Crayford, St Paulinus


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Details of the Bells

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

Inscriptions

Earlier ring of five

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
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 Tenor recast by Thomas Bartlett.
1672 3 bells (serving as trebles to the Land and Bartlett bells) cast by John Hodson.
1876 Bells recast into an octave by Mears & Stainbank in a new frame.
1923 Bells 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
  • 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.
    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
    1949-03-125056 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
    1934-09-225056 Plain Bob Major
    1934-07-145056 Cambridge Surprise Major
    1933-11-215040 Stedman Triples
    1932-04-225088 London Surprise Major
    1931-12-195120 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
    1931-01-305040 Stedman Triples
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    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
    2019-02-121260 Double Oxford Bob Minor
    2019-02-021260 Candlemas Doubles
    2019-01-011260 Doubles (11m/V/p)
    2018-12-251280 Christmas Day Doubles
    2018-12-241280 Christmas Eve Doubles
    2018-12-162018 Doubles (18m/V/p)
    2018-12-131260 Doubles (6m/p)
    2018-12-021260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
    2018-11-111918 Doubles (16m/V/p)
    2018-10-101260 St Paulinus Doubles
    2018-09-111260 Grandsire Triples
    2018-07-241260 Noviomagus Doubles
    2018-07-081260 Crayford Doubles
    2018-05-151296 Doubles (2m/p)
    2018-04-231260 Doubles (11m)
    2018-04-101293 Minimus and Doubles (7m)
    Full list of peals here
    Full list of quarters here

    Elsewhere in the Parish

    Bexley, Hall Place

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