East Malling, St James the Great
  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 10-3-7 in G
  • Grid Ref: TQ702570
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1966 Whitechapel Bell Foundry, made for 8 bells
  • Denomination: Church of England
  • Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Maidstone
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 5-0-19 29¼" E 1831 Thomas Mears II Removed 1966 Whitechapel
    ® 2 5-0-2 29½" D 1695 James Bartlett, Whitechapel Conventional 1966 Whitechapel
    ® 3 5-2-5 31" C 1695 James Bartlett, Whitechapel Conventional 1966 Whitechapel
    ® 4 6-0-24 32½" B 1695 James Bartlett, Whitechapel Conventional 1966 Whitechapel
    ® 5 8-1-11 36" A 1695 James Bartlett, Whitechapel Conventional 1966 Whitechapel
    ® Tenor 10-3-7 40" G 1695 James Bartlett, Whitechapel Conventional 1966 Whitechapel

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    1 All bells 1966 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Cast iron 8.3
    Inscriptions on the Bells

    History

    1695 5 bells cast by James Bartlett.
    1831 Treble added by Thomas Mears to make 6, and the old Sanctus bell which used to hang at the top of the tower was removed.
    1966 Bells tuned and rehung in a new frame for 8 by Whitechapel.


    Page updated: 1 April 2016