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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
Tenor 11-3-311-3-2441" F♯ 1947 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
4 8-1-168-2-536½" G♯ 1730 Samuel Knight, Southwark 1938 Mears & Stainbank
3 6-1-06-1-1633½" A♯ 1730 Samuel Knight, Southwark 1938 Mears & Stainbank
2 5-2-35-3-132" B 1834 Thomas Mears II 1938 Mears & Stainbank
Treble 5-0-115-0-2430" C♯ 1633 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent 1938 Mears & Stainbank

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 W (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)

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 here
Full list of quarters here

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