Edenbridge, Ss Peter & Paul
  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 14-0-7 in G♭
  • Grid Ref: TQ444461
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Open Gallery
  • Frame: 1911 Gillett & Johnson
  • Denomination: Church of England
  • Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Tonbridge
  • 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 3-3-3 25¼" G♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (2458) Flat Never
    ® 2 3-2-19 25⁹⁄₁₆" F 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (2456) Flat Never
    ® 3 3-3-17 27⅛" E♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (2455) Flat Never
    ® 4 4-2-14 29" D♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (2449) Flat Never
    ® 5 5-2-25 31⁷⁄₁₆" C♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (2450) Flat Never
    ® 6 6-3-3 33½" B♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (2457) Flat Never
    ® 7 9-0-3 36¹⁵⁄₁₆" A♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (2453) Flat Never
    ® Tenor 14-0-7 41⅞" G♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (2454) Flat Never

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    1 All bells 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon
    Inscriptions on the Bells

    How the bells are tuned

    Earlier ring of Eight

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Treble 1896 Samuel B. Goslin Never Recast 1911
    2nd 1896 Samuel B. Goslin Never Recast 1911
    3rd 5-2-0 30" 1807 Thomas Mears I Never Recast 1911
    4th 6-1-24 31½" 1807 Thomas Mears I Never Recast 1911
    5th 7-0-21 33¾" 1807 Thomas Mears I Never Recast 1911
    6th 8-1-6 35" 1807 Thomas Mears I Never Recast 1911
    7th 9-2-15 38½" 1807 Thomas Mears I Never Recast 1911
    Tenor 1813 Thomas Mears I Never Recast 1911
    Prior to 1813

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Tenor 12-1-9 42" 1807 Thomas Mears I Never Recast 1813
    History

    1807 Existing bells recast into a ring of 6 by Thomas Mears.
    1813 Tenor recast by Thomas Mears.
    1896 May 2 trebles added by Samuel Goslin to make 8 in May. They were dedicated on 8th July.
    1911 All 8 bells recast and rehung in a new frame by Gillett & Johnston. The tuning took place in April.
    1969 Bells rehung by Whitechapel.

    Peal boards

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1896

  • Oct 1896: 5040 Grandsire Triples (1st peal on the bells.)

  • Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1904

  • Feb 1904: 5040 Grandsire Triples (1st peal by all except the conductor. On the Vicar's 1st anniversary.)

  • Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1912

  • Jun 1912: 5088 Kent T B Major

  • Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 2009

  • Feb 2009 : 5040 Plain B Triples (In memory of Brian Jeffrey, Tower Captain for 45 years, and his wife.)

  • Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1913

  • Dec 1912: 5040 Stedman Triples

  • Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1922

  • Feb 1922: 5040 Stedman Triples (For the Royal Wedding (Mary, Princess Royal to Viscount Lascelles).)

  • Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1977

  • Jun 1977: 5040 Grandsire Triples (Silver Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.)

  • Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1990

  • Jul 1990: 5024 Cambridge S Major (Patronal Festival and first Edenbridge Festival of Music & Art and installation of the new organ.)

  • Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

    Timber Performance Board dated approx. 2004

  • Oct 2004: 5184 Superlative S Major (1400th anniversary of the founding of the Rochester Diocese.)

  • Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

    Bells elsewhere in the parish


    Page updated: 1 April 2016