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Farningham
 

Farningham, Ss Peter & Paul


Photo: Dickon Love, 2008

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As supplied)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 9-3-239-3-2038" A♭ 1952 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 2008 Whitechapel
5 7½ cwt approx34½" B♭ 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel 2008 Whitechapel
4 6 cwt approx.32" C 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel 2008 Whitechapel
3 5 cwt approx.30¼" D♭ 1772 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel 2008 Whitechapel
2 4½ cwt approx28¼" E♭ 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel 2008 Whitechapel
Treble 4 cwt approx.27½" F 1904 John Warner & Sons 2008 Whitechapel

Inscriptions

Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor (of 6)10-0-638½"1748Robert CatlinNeverRecast in 1952

History

1552 Record of 3 bells.
1656 Present 2nd, 4th and 5th cast.
1748 Tenor recast by Robert Catlin.
1772 2nd (of 5) recast by Pack & Chapman.
1904 Treble added to make 6. Bells rehung in a new frame by John Warner.
1952 Bells rehung and tenor recast by Mears & Stainbank.
2008 Bells retuned and rehung by Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

Gallery


Pictures from the belfry shortly after the restoration.
Photo: Frank Lewis, 2008


Photo: Frank Lewis, 2008


Photo: Frank Lewis, 2008

Peal Boards

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1922
28 Feb 1922: 5040 Plain Bob Minor (Wedding of Viscount Lascelles and Mary, Princess Royal.)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 11 October 2017

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1937
28 Mar 1937: 720 Grandsire Doubles

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 11 October 2017

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1908
20 Apr 1908: 5040 Plain Bob Minor (First peal on the bells.)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 11 October 2017

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 2001
01 Jul 2001: 5040 Minor (4m) (2 pairs of local ruby wedding anniversaries.)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 11 October 2017

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 2008
20 Apr 2008: 5040 Minor (4m) (For the restoration of the bells, 100 years after the 1st peal.)

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 11 October 2017

Stone Bell/Restoration Detail Board dated approx. 1904

Photo: Jeremy Clitheroe, 11 October 2017

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-10-025040 Minor (7m)
2015-12-125040 Surprise Minor (3m)
2011-10-305040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2011-07-035040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2008-04-205040 Minor
2007-12-235040 Surprise Minor (7 Methods)
2001-10-075040 Surprise Minor (7 methods)
1982-12-115040 Plain Bob Minor
1980-07-195040 Plain Bob Minor
1979-02-105040 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-11-191260 Julie McDonnell Slow Course Minor
2017-10-291296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2017-09-021260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-08-271250 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2017-07-231260 Plain Bob Minor
2017-07-091269 Surfleet Surprise Minor
2017-06-251298 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2017-06-111260 Double Oxford Bob Minor
2017-05-211296 London Surprise Minor
2017-05-141260 Plain Bob Minor
2017-03-121272 London Surprise Minor
2017-02-261295 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2017-02-121260 St Clements College Bob Minor
2017-01-291296 Surfleet Surprise Minor
2017-01-081320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2016-12-181250 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2016-12-111272 Norwich Surprise Minor
2016-10-221440 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2016-09-251250 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2016-09-221260 Julie McDonnell Bob Doubles
2016-08-141260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
2016-07-211260 Plain Bob Minor
2016-05-221250 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2016-05-081250 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2015-12-301320 Norwich Surprise Minor
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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