Halling, St John the Baptist
  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 11-0-0 in F♯
  • Grid Ref: TQ705638
  • Complete ring cast at the same time
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1919 Alfred Bowell, made of steel and designed for 8 bells
  • Denomination: Church of England
  • Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower (Felstead Database)

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    ® Treble 3-1-21 25⅝" D♯ 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
    ® 2 4-0-16 27⅝" C♯ 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
    ® 3 4-3-20 30" B 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
    ® 4 5-2-6 31⅛" A♯ 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
    ® 5 7-1-17 35" G♯ 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
    ® Tenor 11-0-0 40" F♯ 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Flat Never

    ® - Hung for full circle ringing

    Bellframes

    Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
    Layout
    1 All bells 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Steel
    Inscriptions on the Bells

    1675 Ring of 6

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Treble 28½" F 1675 John Hodson Never Recast in 1919
    2nd 30" E♭ 1675 John Hodson Never Recast in 1919
    3rd 32" D♭ 1675 John Hodson Never Recast in 1919
    4th 35" C 1675 John Hodson Never Recast in 1919
    Tenor 10-3-25 39" B♭ 1675 John Hodson Never Recast in 1891
    1891 Recast

    Bell Weight
    (most recent)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
    Tenor 11-0-9 39½" A♭ 1891 Mears & Stainbank Never Recast in 1919
    History

    1675 Ring of 5 cast by John Hodson.
    1889 The tower was drastically restored.
    1891 The tenor was recast by Mears & Stainbank.
    1919 Bells recast into a ring of 6 by Alfred Bowell and hung in a steel frame for 8 bells. [1]
    1932 The bells are recorded as being largely silent pending restoration.
    1960 Bells restored by the Kent C.A.
    1984 Work on the tower was completed.

    [1] To recasting & rehanging the five old bells and adding a sixth £260. Extras. Inscription on the tenor 42 letters @ 4d eacg 14/-. Altering & refixing clock hammer and spindle £3. Total £263-14-0. Paid cq. 3 May 1920 £200. Cq. £63-14-0 27 Oct 1920.' ('Bowell records, 3 May, 1920)
    Gallery


    The tenor is seen here with the two empty pits for a future augmentation to eight.
    Photo: Dickon Love, Easter Day 2002

    Page updated: 1 April 2016