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Dover, St Mary the Virgin


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Quoted prior to 2002)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 5-0-75-3-227" E♭ 1898 John Warner & Sons 2002 Whitechapel
2 4-3-131½" D 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
3 5-2-2432½" C 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
4 6-2-934" B♭ 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
5 8-3-2637½" A♭ 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
6 9-1-738½" G 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
7 11-0-242" F 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
Tenor 15-2-916-3-2646" E♭ 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel

Inscriptions

Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble1724Samuel KnightNeverRecast 1898

History

1724 Bells recast into a new octave by Samuel Knight.
1795 Record of 8 bells in the tower. [1]
1898 Tower repaired, treble recast and bells rehung in a new composite frame by John Warner.
1947 Bells rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
2002 Bells retuned and rehung in a new frame by Whites of Appleton. A new ringing gallery was created while the old esteemed ringing room was preserved. The old frame went to Walcot, Lincs.
[1] The present Church is undoubtedly very antient, particularly the square tower at the West end of the Nave, which is clearly of Saxon Architecture; within it is now a good clock, which strikes the quarters, and a pleasant ring of eight bells; and it is cro (Zechariah Cozens, 1795)

Articles

  • "Dover Restoration nearing completion", Dale, Peter T (The Ringing World) 23 August 2002
  • Gallery


    The bells, having been removed from the tower, on their way to Whitechapel to be retuned.
    Photo: Peter Dale, April 2002

    And here the new frame is put together at the workshop of Whites of Appleton.
    Photo: Peter Dale, April 2002
    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2014-08-305058 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2014-07-255024 Spliced Surprise Major (8 Methods)
    2010-11-105040 Grandsire Triples
    2008-10-295040 Stedman Triples
    2006-09-175088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2006-01-215040 Grandsire Triples
    2004-05-315088 Bristol Surprise Major
    2004-01-015120 London Surprise Major
    2003-06-285024 Spliced Surprise Major
    2003-06-075088 Spliced Surprise Major (5m)
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-10-031344 Braunstone Surprise Major
    2018-09-191260 Owen C R Webster Bob Triples
    2018-08-151260 Farthingloe Bob Triples
    2018-08-011260 Grandsire Triples
    2018-07-041250 Quedgeley Surprise Major
    2018-06-061250 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2018-05-301320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2018-05-161260 Ray Morgan Bob Triples
    2018-05-021250 Putney Surprise Major
    2018-04-181260 Maison Dieu Bob Triples
    2018-04-041260 Stedman Triples
    2018-04-021300 Plain Bob Doubles
    2018-03-211260 Kearsney Abbey Bob Triples
    2018-03-141320 Ipswich Surprise Minor
    2018-02-281260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
    2018-02-211260 Grandsire Triples
    2018-02-071260 Grandsire Triples
    2018-01-171260 St Simon's Bob Triples
    2018-01-101320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2018-01-031250 Ightham Surprise Major
    2017-12-131260 Mixed Doubles (9 Methods)
    2017-12-061250 NUSCR Surprise Major
    2017-11-201260 Grandsire Triples
    2017-10-251320 Capel Treble Bob Minor
    2017-10-181288 Crabble Mill Bob Triples
    Full list of peals here
    Full list of quarters here

    Elsewhere in the Parish

    Dover, De Bradelei Wharf (formerly Admiralty Pier Lighthouse)
    Display bell

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