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Cudham, Ss Peter & Paul


  • 10 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 10-0-21 in A.
  • Grid Ref: TQ445600
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1930 Gillett & Johnson
  • 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)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 2-2-020½" C♯ 1930 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (3982) Flat Never
® 2 2-3-121¾" B 1930 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (3983) Flat Never
® 3 3-0-14½23" A 1930 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (3873) Flat Never
® 4 3-0-2125" G♯ 1930 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (3874) Flat Never
® 5 3-2-528" F♯ 1929 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (3013) Flat Never
® 6 3-1-1626½" E 1920 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel ()
® 7 3-2-1427⅛" D 1661 John Hodson, Whitechapel () Removed
® 8 4-2-1529⅛" C♯ Thomas Bullisdon () Removed
® 9 6-0-1332⅞" B 1661 John Hodson, Whitechapel ()
® Tenor 10-0-2137⅛" A 1890 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough () Flat

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

History

c 1480 -1500 Bell cast by Thomas Bullisdon.
1552 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [1]
1661 2 bells (at least) recast by John Hodson.
c 1850 One of the bells was cracked while it was "rung" with a hammer while it was clapperless.
1890 Tenor added by John Taylor.
1920 Treble added or recast: tower now contains 5 bells.
1930 5 trebles added by Gillett & Johnston and hung in a new frame.
1970 9th and 10th clappers rebushed and tenor rehung on ball bearings.
[1] Item on litle hand bell of brasse. Item iiij bells in the steple suted of brasse. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)

Gallery


The Gillett 4th.
Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006

The Gillett 2nd.
Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006


Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006


Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006

The Hodson 7th.
Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006

A very busy belfry: it is two tiered with 4 bells above 6 bells.
Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006

The Gillett 5th.
Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2015-05-095040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
2015-01-065040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
2012-08-265040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
2006-11-055040 Swindon Surprise Royal
2004-12-145040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
2001-05-285040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
2001-02-035080 Cambridge Surprise Royal
1991-12-185040 Plain Bob Royal
1985-08-245187 Stedman Caters
1983-04-245007 Stedman Caters
1982-07-235039 Grandsire Caters
1978-11-255003 Grandsire Caters
1974-07-205031 Stedman Caters
1956-12-155043 Stedman Caters
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-03-191296 Grandsire Caters
2018-11-111260 Plain Bob Doubles
2018-03-151260 Grandsire Triples
2017-11-201260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-08-181259 Grandsire Caters
2016-04-231320 Plain Bob Doubles
2014-10-251259 Grandsire Caters
2010-12-041296 Plain Bob Caters
2010-02-191260 Plain Bob Doubles
2003-10-021260 Plain Bob Doubles
1990-06-221296 Plain Bob Caters
1987-08-221272 Surprise Minor (2 Methods)
1984-12-091320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here


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