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Barham
 

Barham, St John the Baptist


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Received prior to retuning in 1938)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 5-0-115-0-2430" C♯ 1633 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent 1938 Mears & Stainbank
2 5-2-35-3-132" B 1834 Thomas Mears II 1938 Mears & Stainbank
3 6-1-06-1-1633½" A♯ 1730 Samuel Knight, Southwark 1938 Mears & Stainbank
4 8-1-168-2-536½" G♯ 1730 Samuel Knight, Southwark 1938 Mears & Stainbank
Tenor 11-3-311-3-2441" F♯ 1947 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never

Inscriptions

Prior to 1834.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
2 of 41633John WilnarNever

History

1633 Treble and 2nd (of 4) cast by John Wilnar.
1730 3rd and 4th (of 4) recast by Samuel Knight.
1757 Record of 4 bells. [1]
1834 2nd recast by Thomas Mears.
1938 Bells retuned and rehung in a new timber frame for 5 by Mears & Stainbank. The ringing gallery was removed and the bells subsequently had to be rung from the ground floor.
1947 Tenor bell added to the existing minor 4 to make a diatonic 5.
2004 A new ringing gallery was installed and ringing moved from the ground floor upstairs.
[1] "This Church is a very handsome Building, being about 126 Feet long. It consists of a Large Chancell, 2 Transepts, a Spacious Body, and 1 Side Isle. The Spire which is a very Lofty One, stands at the West End. In It hang 4 Bells, thus inscribed. 1. John WILNAR made Me. 1623. 2. Ditto. 3. S.K. fecit Me 1730. Basil LUN, Ch.Warden. 4. Ditto." (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)

Gallery

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2005-12-175040 Doubles
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2012-02-131260 Grandsire Doubles
2011-12-191280 Longford Slow Course 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