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Foots Cray, All Saints


Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

  • 5 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 3-1-27 in E.
  • Grid Ref: TQ476713
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Ground Floor Chancel Crossing
  • Frame: 1889 Gillett & Co.
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Lewisham
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

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

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Bellframes

Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
Layout
1 All bells 1889 Gillett & Co, Croydon

Inscriptions

Prior to 1987 (as measured by Whitechapel)

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(As supplied in 1889)

(As received in 1951)

(As dispatched in 1951)
DiameterNoteDateFounderRetunedFate
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)

Articles

  • "An exciting ring of five", Grover, Veronica (The Ringing World) 12 June 1987
  • "Footscray bells and ringers", Brett-Smith, Charles (The Ringing World) 3 July 1987
  • Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2002-12-285040 Doubles
    1996-06-305040 Doubles
    1992-11-145040 Stedman Doubles
    1989-09-245040 Doubles (7m/v)
    1986-12-285040 Doubles (7m/v)
    1984-04-085040 Doubles (17m/v)
    1978-06-035040 Doubles (1p/6m)
    1976-01-025040 Plain Bob Doubles
    1973-10-215040 Doubles (4m)
    1954-05-095040 Grandsire Doubles
    1948-03-295040 Grandsire Doubles
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2021-11-201260 Doubles (2m)
    2018-03-181380 Plain Bob Doubles
    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
    2003-09-171260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2003-06-081260 Plain Bob Doubles
    1996-05-291260 Grandsire Doubles
    1996-03-171260 Plain Bob Doubles
    1990-12-311260 Doubles (6m)
    1990-08-191260 Grandsire Doubles
    1990-07-091260 Doubles (6m)
    1990-02-031260 Doubles (11m/v)
    Full list of peals on Bellboard here
    Full list of quarters on Bellboard here


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