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Eynsford, St Martin


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Quoted prior to retuning)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 3-2-153-3-425⅛" F♯ 1903 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
2 3-3-04-0-226¼" E♯ 1903 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
3 4-0-14-1-927½" D♯ 1897 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
4 4-3-25-0-929¼" C♯ 1897 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
5 5-1-255-3-1131½" B 1897 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
6 5-2-11?33" A♯ 1906 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
7 7-2-238-2-536" G♯ 1746 Thomas Lester, Whiechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
Tenor 9-2-1310-0-1639¼" F♯ 1906 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 6)4-1-2028"1674John HodsonNeverRecast in 1897
2nd (of 6)5-1-2128.5"1674John HodsonNeverRecast in 1897
3rd (of 6)5-3-331"1651Michael DarbieNeverRecast in 1897
4th (of 6)6-1-2533"1651Michael DarbieNeverRecast in 1906
Tenor (of 6)9-2-1039"1674John HodsonNeverRecast in 1906

History

1552 Record of 3 bells. [1]
1651 3rd & 4th (of 5) cast by Michael Darbie.
1674 Treble and tenor (of 5) cast by John Hodson.
1746 4th (of 5) recast by Thomas Lester.
1748 Treble added by Robert Catlin to make 6.
1897 Front 3 bells recast by Mears & Stainbank.
1903 2 trebles added by Mears & Stainbank to make 8.
1906 6th and tenor recast by Mears & Stainbank.
1965 Retuned and rehung in the existing frame by Mears & Stainbank.
1974 Formerly rung from the ground floor, bells now rung from an upstairs ringing room.
[1] First, iij bells suted of bras in the steple. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)

Peal Boards

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1907
15 Mar 1907: 5056 Plain Bob Major

Photo: Richard A Smith, 21 August 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1984
26 May 1984: 5022 Lincolnshire S Major (20th anniversary of the ordination of Rev Dennis Sweetman.)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 21 August 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1999
28 Nov 1999: 5040 Grandsire Triples

Photo: Richard A Smith, 21 August 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1989
30 Dec 1989: 5040 Grandsire Triples

Photo: Richard A Smith, 21 August 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1892
18 Dec 1892: 720 Plain Bob Minor (1st 720 by a local band.)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 21 August 2018

Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1967
27 May 1967: 1260 Grandsire Doubles (21 birthday: Elizabeth Marshall.)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 21 August 2018

Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 1903
05 Jun 1903: 5040 Plain Bob Minor (1st peal on the bells.)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 21 August 2018

Framed card Performance Board dated approx. 2012
03 Jun 2012: 1260 Grandsire Triples (Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 21 August 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1995
08 May 1995: 1260 Plain Bob Triples (50th anniversary of VE Day.)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 21 August 2018

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1945
08 May 1945: (VE Day)

Photo: Richard A Smith, 21 August 2018

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-09-305056 Cambridge Surprise Major
2017-06-185056 Cambridge Surprise Major
2016-10-095088 Bristol Surprise Major
2016-03-275152 Ytterbium Surprise Major
2015-12-275088 Spliced Surprise Major (6)
2015-06-155184 Magna Carta Delight Major
2009-12-305040 Grandsire Triples
2009-09-205040 Stedman Triples
2007-10-075088 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2005-01-305072 Plain Bob Major
2004-10-035088 London Surprise Major
2001-04-155088 Amsterdam Surprise Major
1997-03-305088 Rutland Surprise Major
1989-01-285090 Cambridge Surprise Major
1984-05-265022 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
1981-07-185024 Plain Bob Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-06-081280 Cambridge Surprise Major
2019-05-031250 Turramurra Surprise Major
2018-12-281260 Grandsire Triples
2018-09-141312 Quex Park Surprise Major
2018-08-121250 Cambridge Surprise Major
2018-03-241344 St Simon's Bob Triples
2017-12-221260 Grandsire Triples
2017-12-141312 Bristol Surprise Major
2017-10-291280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2017-09-101250 Cambridge Surprise Major
2017-02-101260 Julie McDonnell New Bob Triples
2016-06-181260 Stedman Triples
2016-01-191302 Double Court Bob Triples
2015-11-301280 Rutland Surprise Major
2015-09-251280 September Doubles
2015-08-261260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-04-241260 Grandsire Triples
2015-04-051264 Plain Bob Major
2014-04-232528 Plain Bob Major
2013-12-241260 Plain Bob Doubles
2013-12-061260 Plain Bob Triples
2013-12-061250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2013-05-171280 Lessness Surprise Major
2013-04-261250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2012-12-241280 Cambridge Surprise Major
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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