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Halling
 

Halling, St John the Baptist


Photo:

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 11-0-0 in F♯.
  • Grid Ref: TQ705638
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1919 Alfred Bowell, made of steel and designed for 8 bells
  • Diocese: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: I. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 11-0-040" F♯ 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
5 7-1-1735" G♯ 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
4 5-2-631⅛" A♯ 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
3 4-3-2030" B 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
2 4-0-1627⅝" C♯ 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
Treble 3-1-2125⅝" D♯ 1919 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never

Inscriptions

1675 Ring of 6

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble28½"F1675John HodsonNeverRecast in 1919
2nd30"E♭1675John HodsonNeverRecast in 1919
3rd32"D♭1675John HodsonNeverRecast in 1919
4th35"C1675John HodsonNeverRecast in 1919
Tenor10-3-2539"B♭1675John HodsonNeverRecast in 1891

1891 Recast

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor11-0-939½"A♭1891Mears & StainbankNeverRecast 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
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-04-155040 Surprise Minor
2016-07-235040 Surprise Minor (7m)
2004-06-195040 Surprise Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2015-07-041260 July Doubles
2015-02-191260 Plain Bob Minor
2014-02-011260 Grandsire Doubles
2013-07-291260 Single Oxford Bob Minor
2007-12-281260 Plain Bob Doubles
1993-11-281260 Mixed Doubles
1993-06-241260 Plain Bob Doubles
1992-11-221260 Plain Bob Doubles
1978-08-211260 Plain Bob Minor
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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