Barham, St John the Baptist
|Photo: Richard Offen, 2005|
Details of the Bells
(Received prior to retuning in 1938)
|Treble||5-0-11||5-0-24||30"||C♯||1633||John Wilnar, Borden, Kent||1938 Mears & Stainbank|
|2||5-2-3||5-3-1||32"||B||1834||Thomas Mears II||1938 Mears & Stainbank|
|3||6-1-0||6-1-16||33½"||A♯||1730||Samuel Knight, Southwark||1938 Mears & Stainbank|
|4||8-1-16||8-2-5||36½"||G♯||1730||Samuel Knight, Southwark||1938 Mears & Stainbank|
|Tenor||11-3-3||11-3-24||41"||F♯||1947||Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel||Never|
Prior to 1834.
|2 of 4||1633||John Wilnar||Never|
|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. |
|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.|
|||"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 W (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)|
Recent PealsThe most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
Recent Quarter PealsThe most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
Full list of peals here
||Full list of quarters here|
|Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent||Page updated: 1 April 2016|