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Goudhurst
 

Goudhurst, St Mary the Virgin


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As dispatched 1934)
Weight
(Prior to 1934)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 23¾ cwt approx.25-0-525-2-2352½" D 1834 Thomas Mears II 1934 Mears & Stainbank
7 16¼ cwt approx.17-1-817-2-1846¾" E 1707 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 1934 Mears & Stainbank
6 11¾ cwt approx.12-1-2012-2-442" F♯ 1707 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 1934 Mears & Stainbank
5 9¾ cwt approx.10-1-1810-2-2639½" G 1707 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 1934 Mears & Stainbank
4 8 cwt approx.8-1-268-3-237" A 1805 Thomas Mears & Son 1934 Mears & Stainbank
3 7¾ cwt approx.7-0-1433" B 1776 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel Never
2 6 cwt approx.6-1-176-2-2632" C♯ 1834 Thomas Mears II 1934 Mears & Stainbank
Treble 5½ cwt approx.5-3-236-0-830½" D 1775 Pack & Chapman, Whitechapel 1934 Mears & Stainbank

Inscriptions

From the 1707 ring of six

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble1707Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1776
2nd1707Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1805
Tenor1707Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1834

Prior to 1834

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
2nd1775Pack & ChapmanNeverRecast in 1834

History

1638 - 1640 Tower built after the old tower collapsed.
1690 3rd (of 6) cast.
1697 4th (of 6) cast.
1707 Ring of 6 cast by Richard Phelps.
1775 2 trebles added by Pack & Chapman to make 8.
1776 3rd recast by Pack & Chapman.
1805 4th recast by Thomas Mears.
1834 2nd and tenor recast by Thomas Mears.
1934 Bells retuned (apart from the 3rd) and rehung by Mears & Stainbank,
1972 Canons removed and bells rehung in the existing frame by Whitechapel. Since all the work took place in the tower, the bells were never reweighed, hence the approximate weights given for all the bells.

Peal Boards

Timber Performance Board dated approx. 1933
04 Feb 1933: 5040 Stedman Triples

Photo: Christopher J Cooper, 1 May 2017

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
1990-11-245022 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1990-01-205024 Cambridge Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-04-171280 Superlative Surprise Major
2014-08-281280 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
2014-05-031260 Grandsire Triples
2013-05-041280 Kent Treble Bob Major
2012-06-051260 Plain Bob Doubles
2010-05-011260 Plain Bob Triples
2009-10-271260 Grandsire Triples
2008-10-121280 Treble Bob Major In The Kent Variation
2005-07-161344 Spliced Surprise Major (6m)
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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