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Eastling
 

Eastling, St Mary


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

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

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 here
Full list of quarters here

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