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Great Mongeham
 

Great Mongeham, St Martin


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 7-2-10 in A♭.
  • Grid Ref: TR346515
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(Prior to retuning)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 3-2-143-3-925⅞" F 1913 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Doncaster 1957 Mears & Stainbank
® 2 4-0-84-1-027" E♭ 1787 William & Thomas Mears, Whitechapel Conventional 1957 Mears & Stainbank
® 3 4-2-124-3-2029" D♭ 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Conventional 1957 Mears & Stainbank
® 4 5-1-135-2-1830¾" C 1787 William & Thomas Mears, Whitechapel Conventional 1957 Mears & Stainbank
® 5 6-1-126-1-1233½" B♭ 1876 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Conventional 1957 Mears & Stainbank
® Tenor 7-2-108-0-236⅛" A♭ 1862 George Mears & Co., Whitechapel Conventional 1957 Mears & Stainbank

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DateFounderRetunedFate
2nd (of 5)4-2-251787William & Thomas MearsNeverRecast 1876
4th (of 5)6-0-131787William & Thomas MearsNeverRecast 1876
Tenor (of 5)1787William & Thomas MearsNeverRecast 1862

History

1759 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [1]
1787 Bells recast and treble added by William and Thomas Mears to make 5.
1795 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [2]
1862 Tenor recast by George Mears.
1876 2nd and 4th (of 5) recast by Mears & Stainbank.
1913 Treble added by Mears & Stainbank to make 6.
1957 Bells retuned and rehung by Mears & Stainbank. The ringing chamber was moved from the upstairs to the ground floor.
[1] This Church consists of the Great and North Chancells; Body, and North Isle. In the Tower, at the West End, hang 4 Bells. I cd. not get at them to see their Inscriptions. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1759)
[2] The Church was a handsome structure, but is not at present kept in so good repair as it ought to be; it consists of a Nave, with two side ailes, and three chancels; at the West end of the Church is a square tower, containing five Bells. (Zechariah Cozens, 1795)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2012-06-055040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2005-05-165040 Surprise Minor (7m)
1949-11-265040 Plain Bob Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2022-06-031260 Plain Bob Doubles
2019-05-041320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2016-06-221320 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2014-10-251260 Plain Bob Doubles
2014-02-201272 Norwich Surprise Minor
2012-04-101296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2011-08-101296 Norwich Surprise Minor
2009-08-041260 Grandsire Doubles
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