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Frindsbury
 

Frindsbury, All Saints


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As received 1920)
Weight
(As received 1923)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 15-2-415-3-443⅞" F 1923 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich 2000 John Taylor & Co
7 10-1-2210-3-038⅞" G 1923 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich 2000 John Taylor & Co
6 7-2-167-3-2135⅛" A 1920 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich 2000 John Taylor & Co
5 6-0-76-1-1432⅞" B♭ 1920 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich 2000 John Taylor & Co
4 6-0-6 C 2000 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never
3 4-3-185-0-2229¼" D 1920 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich 2000 John Taylor & Co
2 4-1-04-1-1927⅛" E 1920 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich 2000 John Taylor & Co
Treble 4-0-84-0-154-0-2126" F 1920 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich 2000 John Taylor & Co
Service Bell 5-2-05-1-2631⅛" 1637 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never

Inscriptions

Original ring of five

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Sanctus¼ cwt approx.7½"1670Gerritt SchimmelNeverSold in the 1960s
2nd (of 5)32½"1656John WilnarNeverRecast in 1920
3rd (of 5)37"William BurfordNeverRecast in 1920
4th (of 5)10-1-840½"1584Giles ReveNeverRecast in 1923
Tenor (of 5)1638John WilnarNeverRecast in 1865

1865 recast tenor

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As supplied in 1865)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor (of 5)14-0-1014-2-1644"1865John Taylor & Co.NeverRecast in 1923

History

1300 's Bells cast by William Burford (later 3rd of 5).
1584 Bell cast by Giles Reve (later 4th of 5).
1637 Present 4th cast.
1638 Tenor recast by John Wilnar.
1656 2nd (of 5) recast by John Darbie.
1670 Sanctus bell cast by a Dutch founder.
1865 Tenor recast by John Taylor.
1920 2nd and 3rd (of 5) recast and 3 trebles added to make 8 by Alfred Bowell. [1]
1923 Back 2 recast by Alfred Bowell. [2]
1980 's Dutch Sanctus Bell sold.
2000 The church was successful in bidding for a grant from the Millennium Commission to allow the bells to be rehung in the existing frame with new fittings. The bells were tuned and the 4th (which was of poor tone and heavily drilled) was rehung as a servic
[1] To rehanging the five bells in new steel frames and adding three new bells to make eight £450. To recasting the old second bell with additional metal £35. To inscriptions cast on the four bells 213 letters @ 4d. Each £3-11-0. To eight mufflers £1-5-0. Tot (Bowell records, March 1921)
[2] To recasting the 7th & tenor bells £115. less allowance £5. Weight of old bells 24-1-0. Weight of new bells 26-2-0. Extra metal added 2-1-0 @ £7 per cwt £15-15-0. less as agreed 1 Dec 1923 £7-17-6. Total £117-17-6. Paid. Cq. 9 Dec 1923. (Bowell records, 14 Nov, 1923)

Gallery


This is a photograph of the old five bells taken down in 1920 by Alfred Bowell. The 2nd and 3rd were recast in that year, the back two recast in 1923 and the remainding bell in 2000. These pictures should give a clue as to how the inscriptions were arrang
Photo: Alfred Bowell collection 1920

The 2nd about to be hoisted into the tower. Photo 1920.
Photo: Alfred Bowell collection 1920
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2004-08-115024 Spliced Surprise Major
1927-12-315040 Grandsire Triples
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-01-231260 St Simon's Bob Triples
2016-12-171260 Julie McDonnell New Bob Triples
2014-02-011260 Plain Bob Triples
2011-11-041260 Spliced Triples (2 Methods)
2011-09-101260 Plain Bob Doubles
2011-07-161280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2008-07-221260 Grandsire Triples
2004-06-111259 Grandsire Triples
2003-04-261280 Spliced Surprise Major
2002-11-161287 Grandsire Triples
1991-07-081280 London 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