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Margate, Jubilee Tower


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  • Hour bell and 4 quarter chimes
  • Tenor: 2-3-17 in D♯.
  • Grid Ref: TR352708
  • Rung from: Don't know / not applicable
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: . Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
1 0-2-1814⅝" D 1908 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon
2 0-3-816" C 1908 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon
3 1-0-717" A♯ 1908 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon
4 1-3-2021¹⁵⁄₁₆" F 1908 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon
5 3-0-125¹⁄₁₆" D♯ 1908 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon

Prior to 1908

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
112"c.1887John Warner & SonsNeverSafely inferred to all be 1887. Recast 1908.
213"c.1887John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1908.
315"c.1887John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1908.
41-0-2218"c.1887John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1908.
52-3-2225"Gc.1887John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1908.

History

1887 Clock tower built to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and equipped with a clock by Potts of Leeds. 5 bells were provided for it, subcontracted by John Warner & Sons. These were earlier supposed to be hemispherical, but Taylor notes of c.1904 suggest that they were standard bells.
1908 The existing bells in the Julbilee Tower were recast by Gillett & Johnston and the clock was overhauled. The G&J tuning books only give cast weights and tunings so finished weights are estimated from these. Tuned October.

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