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Deptford
 

Deptford, St John


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 14-0-1843¼" F 1874 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
7 10-0-2138¾" G 1874 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
6 8-1-735½" A 1874 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
5 6-3-2133¾" B♭ 1874 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
4 6-1-1031½" C 1874 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
3 5-1-2133¾" D 1874 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
2 4-3-1728" E 1874 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
Treble 4-2-427" F 1874 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

Prior to 1874.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Single Bell0-2-2415"1855Mears & StainbankNeverReplaced by ring of 8 in 1874.

History

1855 Church built by P.C. Harwick and parish created from that of St Paul's, Deptford. [1]
1874 Ring of eight cast by Mears & Stainbank. The bells were opened on 31st December by members of the Ancient Society of College Youths.
1912 Rehung and frame strengthened by Alfred Bowell. [2]
[1] P.C.Hardwick Esq., 21 Cavendish Square. To a 15 Inch Bell 0-2-24 @ 18d £6.0., lent for St John's Ch, Upper Lewisham Road, Deptford. Clapper 4s, Stock, Ironwork Lever & Brasses £1.18.6. Total £8.2.6. (Whitechapel Daybook, 28th Jun 1855)
[2] To rehanging the eight bells ?50. Paid. cq. 26 Apr 1912. (Bowell records, 4th Apr 1912)

Gallery


This picture was taken before the pinnacles were removed in the late 1960s.
Photo: David Cawley collection.
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2005-11-195184 Ealing Surprise Major
2004-03-065088 Bristol Surprise Major
1987-12-275056 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
1981-05-095024 Bristol Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-10-021288 Grandsire Triples
2010-02-151280 Plain Bob Major
2006-01-211250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1971-10-131274 Plain Bob Triples
1971-08-081260 Southrepps Bob Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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