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Eastling, St Mary


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing but derelict
  • Tenor: 8 cwt approx. in A♭.
  • Grid Ref: TQ965565
  • Rung from: Ground floor
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Maidstone
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 3¾ cwt approx25½" F 1793 Thomas Mears I, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® 2 4 cwt approx26³⁄₁₆" E♭ 1717 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® 3 4¾ cwt approx.28⅛" D 1717 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® 4 5 cwt approx29¾" C 1717 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® 5 6½ cwt approx32⅜" B♭ 1717 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® Tenor 8 cwt approx.35⅝" A♭ 1717 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Conventional Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

History

1717 Present back 5 cast. The frame is probably from this date and given that it was for 6 bells, it is likely that 6 bells were cast.
1793 Present treble cast (probably recast).
1961 7th June John Taylor & Co reported on the bells noting that the 4th was cracked in the soundbow and the tenor in the head. An estimate for restoration work was given for £1,450.
1977 6th April The KCACR reporting on the bells, noting the 2 cracked bells. They recommended that the back 3 be recast into a new front 3 to produce a 4cwt ring in D.
1986 Whitechapel Bell Foundry reported 4 of the bells to be cracked (2nd, 4th, 5th and tenor).

Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here


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