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Eynsford
 

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
Tenor 9-2-1310-0-1639¼" F♯ 1906 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
7 7-2-238-2-536" G♯ 1746 Thomas Lester, Whiechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
6 5-2-11?33" A♯ 1906 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
5 5-1-255-3-1131½" B 1897 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
4 4-3-25-0-929¼" C♯ 1897 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
3 4-0-14-1-927½" D♯ 1897 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
2 3-3-04-0-226¼" E♯ 1903 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1965 Mears & Stainbank
Treble 3-2-153-3-425⅛" F♯ 1903 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)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
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
1981-07-185024 Plain Bob Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
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
2012-11-161344 Cornwall Surprise Major
2012-10-261280 Lessness Surprise Major
2012-06-051296 Plain Bob Major
2012-06-031260 Grandsire Triples
2011-12-241250 Cambridge Surprise Major
2011-04-291250 Cambridge Surprise Major
2011-03-181250 Glasgow Surprise Major
2011-03-111320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2011-02-181280 Bristol Surprise Major
2011-01-281250 Yorkshire 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