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Ash by Wrotham, Ss Peter & Paul


Photo: Dickon Love, 1995

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As received 2010)
Weight
(As supplied)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 9½ cwt approx9-2-1637⅜" G♯ 1727 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 2010 Whitechapel
5 7 cwt approx.6-2-933⅜" A♯ 1717 John Waylett, Cripplegate 2010 Whitechapel
4 5¾ cwt approx.5-3-931⅜" B♯ 1717 John Waylett, Cripplegate 2010 Whitechapel
3 4¾ cwt approx.4-2-2028⅞" C♯ 1717 John Waylett, Cripplegate 2010 Whitechapel
2 3-2-153-2-133-2-1627" D♯ 1856 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 2010 Whitechapel
Treble 4¼ cwt approx.4-2-1127" E♯ 1795 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel 2010 Whitechapel

Inscriptions

Prior to 1856

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
2nd (of 6)3-2-25UnknownNeverRecast 1856.

History

1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1717 Present 3rd, 4th and 5th cast.
1727 Present tenor cast.
1795 Present treble cast.
1797 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [2]
1856 Present 2nd recast.
1903 Bells rehung and quarter turned; frame strengthened by Mears & Stainbank.
1971 Bells rehung.
1994 Bearings on 4th replaced by K.C.A. in the same housings which had collapsed - the collapsed bearings were installed after the local rehang and were not strong enough for the task. This work was a temporary measure.
2010 Bells retuned and rehung by Whitechapel.
[1] Item iij bells in the steple suted. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. 1797: It consists of three isles and three chancels, having a spire steeple at the west end, in which are three bells. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 2.', Edward Hasted)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2013-10-055040 Surprise Minor
1990-08-185040 Minor
1981-10-175040 Minor (6 methods)
1981-01-315040 Minor (6 methods)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-04-041260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-08-241320 Bourne Surprise Minor
2015-04-141272 Norwich Surprise Minor
2015-01-051290 Grandsire Doubles
2014-06-091260 Grandsire Doubles
2013-05-041272 Plain Bob Minimus
2013-04-231272 Plain Bob Minimus
2012-06-231272 York Surprise Minor
2010-11-131260 Doubles (4m)
2010-10-031260 Plain Bob Doubles
2009-12-201260 Plain Bob Doubles
2005-08-191260 Plain Bob Doubles
2002-10-291260 Doubles (11 m/v)
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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