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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
Tenor 15-2-916-3-2646" E♭ 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
7 11-0-242" F 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
6 9-1-738½" G 1725 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
5 8-3-2637½" A♭ 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
4 6-2-934" B♭ 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
3 5-2-2432½" C 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
2 4-3-131½" D 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2002 Whitechapel
Treble 5-0-75-3-227" E♭ 1898 John Warner & Sons 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)

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
2003-06-285024 Spliced Surprise Major
2003-06-075088 Spliced Surprise Major (5m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-04-191260 Nolan Bob Triples
2017-04-051250 Winchester Surprise Major
2017-03-291320 Bourne Surprise Minor
2017-03-151260 Temple Ewell Place Triples
2017-03-081250 Jenny's Cove Surprise Major
2017-03-061260 Grandsire Triples
2017-02-151260 Alfreton Bob Triples
2017-02-081320 London Scholars' Pleasure Treble Bob Minor
2017-02-011250 Biddenden Surprise Major
2017-01-181260 Spliced Bluebells Over Dover White Cliffs Bob Triples
2017-01-111320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2017-01-041250 Nailstone Surprise Major
2016-12-071250 Fordcombe Surprise Major
2016-12-031260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-12-031260 Grandsire Triples
2016-11-161260 Bluebells Over Bob Triples
2016-10-051260 Grandsire Triples
2016-10-011260 Grandsire Triples
2016-09-211260 Julie McDonnell New Bob Triples
2016-09-141320 Beverley Surprise Minor
2016-08-241320 Norwich Surprise Minor
2016-08-181260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-08-171260 Dover White Cliffs Bob Triples
2016-08-031250 Amsterdam Surprise Major
2016-07-131272 Changes Of Plain Minor
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