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Frinsted
 

Frinsted, St Dunstan


Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 6-1-1 in A.
  • Grid Ref: TQ891574
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1997, locally made of metal to the design of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II*. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As dispatched 1868)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 6-1-17-1-1235" A 1868 Robert Stainbank, Whitechapel 1997 Whitechapel
5 5-2-166-1-2733" B 1853 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1997 Whitechapel
4 4-2-75-0-2630½" C♯ 1868 Robert Stainbank, Whitechapel 1997 Whitechapel
3 4-0-104-3-629" D Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1997 Whitechapel
2 3-3-34-2-027½" E 1868 Robert Stainbank, Whitechapel 1997 Whitechapel
Treble 3-1-13 F♯ 1997 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never

Inscriptions

Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
2nd (of 5)1868Robert StainbankNeverReplaced by Mears & Stainbank, date unknown

Original ring of 4

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble1713Richard PhelpsNeverBecame broken, then vanished between 1824-1851.
2nd1713Richard PhelpsNeverBecame broken, then vanished between 1824-1851.
3rd1713Richard PhelpsNeverBecame broken, then vanished between 1824-1851.
Tenor1713Richard PhelpsNeverBecame cracked and recast into present 5th.

History

1713 4 bells cast by Richard Phelps.
1824 Front 3 (of 4) bells recorded as cracked and that metal had started to "disappear".
1851 Front 3 (of 4) recorded as gone, with the tenor being cracked.
1853 Tenor recast by Charles & George Mears.
1868 4 new bells added by Robert Stainbank to form Nos 1,2,3 and 5 of 5 around the existing bell. Some time later the 2nd was replaced with a (probable) stock bell by Mears & Stainbank. The date of this substitution is not known.
1959 Bells rung again after a silence of many years following the arrival of the Rev'd C.A.R. Walter, a ringer formerly at Hollingbourne.
1995 Treble headstock fell apart - all ringing in the tower stopped.
1997 Bells rehung in a new frame with a new treble added by Whitechapel to make 6.

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-05-275040 Doubles (7m)
2015-05-215040 Spliced Surprise Minor
2011-12-295040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2011-09-035040 Treble Bob Minor (5m)
2010-08-305040 Minor (3m)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-11-041308 Grandsire Minor
2017-08-101260 Doubles
2017-03-041260 Bob Doubles
2017-02-041260 Grandsire Doubles
2017-01-071260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-11-051260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-08-061260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-07-021260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-06-111260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-05-071260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-04-021260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-03-051260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-12-051260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-11-071260 Bob Doubles
2015-07-131260 Bob Doubles
2015-05-091296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2015-05-021260 Grandsire Doubles
2014-11-061260 Grandsire Doubles
2014-07-261320 Double Court Bob Minor
2014-05-251260 Plain Bob Minor
2014-04-051320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2013-12-031260 Grandsire Doubles
2013-08-211260 Grandsire Doubles
2008-02-231320 St Martin's Bob Doubles
2007-08-181320 Ipswich 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