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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 9-2-038½" G♯ 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
5 7-1-1634½" A♯ 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
4 6-0-1532¼" B♯ 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
3 5-1-2030½" C♯ 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
2 4-3-1628¾" D♯ 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
Treble 4-1-1627¼" E♯ 1887 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Earlier ring of five

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble4-1-429½"1685Christopher HodsonNeverRecast 1887.
2nd4-3-231"1685Christopher HodsonNeverRecast 1887.
3rd6-1-1033½"1685Christopher HodsonNeverCracked in the sound bow. Recast 1887.
4th8-0-1037½"1685Christopher HodsonNeverRecast 1887.
Tenor10-2-441"1685Christopher HodsonNeverRecast 1887.

History

1658 The tower and steeple collapsed.  At this time the tower had at least 3 bells.
1684 Tower built.
1685 The present tower was completed and a new ring of 5 bells was cast and hung in a new timber frame by Christopher Hodson.
1759 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [1]
1795 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [2]
1886 Records show that the 3rd was cracked in the soundbow.
1887 Stahlschmidt noted that the 3rd of 5 was cracked in the soundbow. Later that year, the bells were recast into a ring of 6 by Mears & Stainbank. They were hung in the old frame, which was modified to accept the 6th bell. The bells were dedicated on 13th Oc
1951 Bearings and other frictional parts replaced by Mears & Stainbank.
[1] "This Church consists of the Chancell, Body, and 2 Side Isles. The Tower, wch. Is cap’t with a kind of wooden Spire, stands at the West End. There are 5 Bells in it, all founded by Christopher Hodson 1658." (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1759)
[2] The Church, which is a handsome structure, situated at the right side of the road, consists of a Nave, with two side ailes, and one chancel, with a handsome square tower at the West end, built of brick, with rusticated stone quoins. It contains a peal of (Zechariah Cozens, 1795)

Gallery


The belfry.
Photo: Dickon Love, Apr 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Apr 2011


Photo: Dickon Love, Apr 2011

The inside of the lantern on the tower.
Photo: Dickon Love, Apr 2011
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2011-04-305040 Surprise Minor (7m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-12-201260 Julie McDonnell Bob Doubles
2016-08-151260 Plain Bob Minor
2014-02-201272 London Surprise Minor
2013-08-271260 Plain Bob Minor
2012-06-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2012-06-091260 Doubles (1p/7m)
2011-08-101269 Spliced Surprise Minor (3m)
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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