St Mary Platt, Piltdown House Campanile

Photo: Phillip Barnes, 2000

  • 12 bell full circle mini-ring
  • Tenor: 22lbs 7oz in E♭
  • Grid Ref: TQ619573
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 2000, Matthew Higby & Co.
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Maidstone

  • Sound clip of rounds, rung at the dedication.(Dickon R Love, 6 Dec 2000)

    Sound clip of rounds, rung at the dedication.(Dickon R Love, 6 Dec 2000)

    Little bell music in a peal of Bristol S Maximus at around the 1,750th change.(Phillip R J Barnes, 23 Jun 2001)

    Little bell music in a peal of Bristol S Maximus at around the 2,000th change.(Phillip R J Barnes, 23 Jun 2001)

    End of a peal of Bristol S Maximus.(Phillip R J Barnes, 23 Jun 2001)

    Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble Sheerness 7lbs 7oz 5¾" B♭ 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never
    ® 2 Leeds 8lbs 3oz 5⅞" A♭ 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never
    ® 3 Minster-on-Sea 8lbs 3oz 6⅛" G 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never
    ® 4 Canterbury 7lbs 6oz 6¼" F 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never
    ® 5 London 7lbs 3oz 6¼" E♭ 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never
    ® 6 Oxford 8lbs 9oz 6½" D 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never
    ® 7 Battersea 8lbs 3oz 6⅝" C 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never
    ® 8 Amersham 8lbs 15oz 6⅞" B♭ 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never
    ® 9 Bournville 9lbs 13oz 7¼" A♭ 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never
    ® 10 Littlemore 10lbs 8oz 7½" G 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never
    ® 11 Keyworth 16lbs 4oz 8¾" F 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never
    ® Tenor Wrotham 22lbs 7oz 10" E♭ 2000 Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby Never

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    History

    2000 A miniring of 12 bells was cast by Richard Bowditch & Matthew Higby and hung in the garage of Phillip & Elizabeth Barnes. Matthew Higby hung them on 5th/6th December, and the bells were dedicated by F'r David A. Gibbons, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart (RC), Camberwell at a party on 6th December.

    Gallery


    Ringing at the opening party, together with pictures of some of the bells in the loft.
    Photo: Dickon Love, 6 Dec 2000


    Photo: Dickon Love, 6 Dec 2000


    Photo: Dickon Love, 6 Dec 2000

    Page updated: 4 April 2020