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Foots Cray
 

Foots Cray, All Saints


Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 3-1-2725" E 1987 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
4 2-3-323" F♯ 1987 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
3 2-0-621" G♯ 1987 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
2 1-3-220" A 1987 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
Treble 1-2-1119" B 1987 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never

Inscriptions

Prior to 1987 (as measured by Whitechapel).

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As supplied in 1889)
Weight
(As received in 1951)
Weight
(As dispatched in 1951)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble1-1-201-2-111-2-21-1-2619"B♭1889Gillett & JohnstonNeverRecast 1987 (main weight as scrapped)
21-2-131-2-111-2-241-2-2320⅛"A♭1889Gillett & JohnstonNeverRecast 1987 (main weight as scrapped)
31-3-41-3-231-3-1621"G1863John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1987 (main weight as scrapped)
42-1-42-1-202-1-1622⅞"F1863John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1987 (main weight as scrapped)
Tenor3-0-63-1-03-1-025⅜"E♭1863John Warner & SonsNeverRecast 1987 (main weight as scrapped)

History

1552 Record of 2 bells. [1]
1863 Both bells recast and third added by John Warner.
1889 Bells rehung in a new frame and 2 trebles added to make 5 by Gillett & Co.
1901 20th October Steeple dedicated.
1951 Bells retuned and rehung by Gillett & Johnston in existing frame (unsuccessfully). Canons retained on 3rd, 4th, 5th.
1966 Bells rehung in the existing frame by Mears & Stainbank.
1987 Bells recast by Whitechapel and rehung by the Kent CACR. The bells were rededicated on 11th April.
[1] Item ij bells suted in the steple conteynyng in compas eyther of Item iij foote and a half of brasse. Item ij sacrying bells. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2002-12-285040 Doubles
1978-06-035040 Doubles (7 Methods)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-07-221260 Doubles (11m)
2016-10-241260 Reverse Canterbury, Grandsire and Plain Bob Doubles
2016-08-011260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-11-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2010-09-191260 Doubles
2010-03-261260 Grandsire Doubles
2010-02-281260 Doubles (4m/1p)
2010-02-211260 Plain Bob Doubles
2008-12-291260 Doubles (11m)
2007-08-081260 Plain Bob Doubles
2007-08-081260 Plain Bob Doubles
2006-03-111260 Doubles (1p/3m)
2005-09-211260 Doubles (5 methods)
2004-12-121260 Doubles (5 methods)
2003-10-151260 Plain Bob Doubles
2003-06-081260 Plain Bob Doubles
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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