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Edenbridge
 

Edenbridge, Ss Peter & Paul


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 3-3-325¼" G♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
2 3-2-1925⁹⁄₁₆" F 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
3 3-3-1727⅛" E♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
4 4-2-1429" D♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
5 5-2-2531⁷⁄₁₆" C♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
6 6-3-333½" B♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
7 9-0-336¹⁵⁄₁₆" A♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
Tenor 14-0-741⅞" G♭ 1911 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Earlier ring of Eight

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble1896Samuel B. GoslinNeverRecast 1911
2nd1896Samuel B. GoslinNeverRecast 1911
3rd5-2-030"1807Thomas Mears INeverRecast 1911
4th6-1-2431½"1807Thomas Mears INeverRecast 1911
5th7-0-2133¾"1807Thomas Mears INeverRecast 1911
6th8-1-635"1807Thomas Mears INeverRecast 1911
7th9-2-1538½"1807Thomas Mears INeverRecast 1911
Tenor1813Thomas Mears INeverRecast 1911

Prior to 1813

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor12-1-942"1807Thomas Mears INeverRecast 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
04 Oct 1896: 5040 Grandsire Triples (1st peal on the bells.)

Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1904
06 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
17 Jun 1912: 5088 Kent T B Major

Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 2009
14 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
31 Dec 1912: 5040 Stedman Triples

Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1922
28 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
11 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
07 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
09 Oct 2004: 5184 Superlative S Major (1400th anniversary of the founding of the Rochester Diocese.)

Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 10 March 2018

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-09-165120 Spliced Surprise Major
2014-08-255120 Plain Bob Major
2012-06-095056 Ashbourne Delight Major
2009-02-145040 Plain Bob Triples
2006-11-185120 Tring Surprise Major
2005-05-085056 Cambridge Surprise Major
1997-11-155184 Cambridge Surprise Major
1997-02-175152 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1989-07-155024 Lyme Surprise Major
1981-04-045120 Surprise Major (4m)
1980-10-115152 Erith Surprise Major
1972-04-225152 Spliced Surprise Major
1967-11-185152 Spliced Surprise Major
1966-06-065120 Glasgow Surprise Major
1962-11-035024 Rutland Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-03-251260 Grandsire Doubles
2018-03-191312 Bristol Surprise Major
2018-03-171440 Spliced Surprise Major (3m)
2018-02-041260 Plain Bob Triples
2018-01-301320 St Simon’s Doubles
2017-12-281260 Grandsire Triples
2017-12-201260 Plain Bob Triples
2017-12-161260 Julie McDonnell New Bob Triples
2017-12-081280 Spliced Surprise Major
2017-12-041376 Eccleston Surprise Major
2017-11-201260 Grandsire Triples
2017-11-091280 Turramurra Surprise Major
2017-11-051260 Plain Bob Triples
2017-10-091280 Bristol Surprise Major
2017-08-221260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
2017-05-281260 Grandsire Triples
2017-05-151280 Spliced Surprise Major (3m)
2017-05-141260 Grandsire Doubles
2017-04-301260 Doubles (2m)
2017-04-211280 Rutland Surprise Major
2017-03-061250 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
2017-02-081260 Plain Bob Triples
2016-11-271260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-10-231260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-09-021260 Plain Bob Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Edenbridge, Fircroft Way (The Royal Jubilee Bells)
Formerly ring of 8 bells, tenor 9-1-25 hung in this temporary location.

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