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Eastchurch
 

Eastchurch, All Saints


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As supplied 1911)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 10-0-710-2-2740" G 1911 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel
5 8 cwt approx.36" A 1605 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 2005 Whitechapel
4 6½ cwt approx.33½" B 1623 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent 2005 Whitechapel
3 5½ cwt approx.30" C 1623 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent 2005 Whitechapel
2 4½ cwt approx.27½" D 1634 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent 2005 Whitechapel
Treble 3-2-204-0-2127⅛" E 1911 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2005 Whitechapel

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor (of 5)11-0-940½"1623John WilnarNeverRecast 1911

History

1243 Original church established and belonged to the Abbey of Our Lady of the Dunes. (It was on a different site.)
1431 William Cheyne gave a portion of land on which to build a new church. The church was designed and built by William Nudds, a Cisterian monk of Boxley, who became the first vicar.
1432 All Saints Day The new church was consecrated.
1605 Present 5th cast.
1623 Present 3rd & 4th cast. Tenor cast by John Wilnar.
1634 Treble (of 5) added or recast (?).
1663 -1665 Bells rehung by an Essex bell hanger.
1695 -1696 Bells rehung with new fittings.
1911 Trebles added, tenor recast and all bells rehung in a new frame by Mears & Stainbank.
2005 Bells retuned and rehung in a strengthened frame by Whitechapel.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2002-06-165040 Minor (7m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-09-041260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-06-121280 Doubles (1p/2m)
2014-11-291298 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2014-09-131260 Doubles (2m)
2012-08-251260 Plain Bob Doubles
2010-11-121260 Plain Bob Doubles and Grandsire Doubles
2010-04-231260 Plain Bob Doubles
2009-11-081260 Plain Bob Minor
2009-10-021260 Plain Bob Minor
2009-05-021296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2009-05-011260 Doubles (2m)
2007-03-271260 Doubles
2005-05-191260 Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles
2002-10-271260 Grandsire Doubles
1977-08-301272 Cunecaster Surprise Minor
1965-04-041260 Doubles (3m)
1964-10-251260 Plain Bob Doubles
1964-09-131260 Doubles (2m)
1964-08-301260 Plain Bob Doubles
1964-04-051260 Plain Bob Doubles
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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