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Harrietsham
 

Harrietsham, St John the Baptist


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Prior to retuning)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 12-2-1212-3-1341" G 1885 Thomas Lester, Whiechapel 1926 Mears & Stainbank
7 8-2-89-0-836½" A 1742 Thomas Lester, Whiechapel 1926 Mears & Stainbank
6 6-2-66-3-2133⅝" B 1952 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
5 6-1-16-1-2132⅛" C 1742 Thomas Lester, Whiechapel 1926 Mears & Stainbank
4 5-2-166-0-1631" D 1742 Thomas Lester, Whiechapel 1926 Mears & Stainbank
3 4-2-225-1-628" E 1952 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
2 4-1-84-1-2226⅞" F♯ 1926 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
Treble 4-0-84-0-2726¾" G 1742 Thomas Lester, Whiechapel 1926 Mears & Stainbank

Inscriptions

Of the original ring of 8.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
2nd (of 8)1742Thomas LesterNeverRecast in 1744
2nd (of 8)4-1-2227½"1744Thomas LesterNeverRecast in 1926
3rd (of 8)4-3-2729"1742Thomas LesterNeverRecast in 1952
6th (of 8)6-3-2133½"1742Thomas LesterNeverRecast in 1952
Tenor (of 8)12½ cwt approx.41½"1742Thomas LesterNeverRecast in 1885

Recast in 1744.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate

History

1742 Ring of 8 cast by Thomas Lester and hung by Robert Bottle.
1744 2nd recast by Thomas Lester.
1885 Tenor recast by John Warner.
1926 2nd and 6th recast, the remainder were retuned and rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
1952 6th recast by Mears & Stainbank.

Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-07-041260 Grandsire Triples
2017-05-051280 Xenon Surprise Major
2016-10-291280 Kent Treble Bob Major
2016-01-301280 Plain Bob Major
2016-01-231260 Grandsire Triples
2015-10-051344 Turramurra Surprise Major
2014-03-281280 Cassiobury Surprise Major
2012-10-251250 Superlative Surprise Major
2011-03-271280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
2010-04-171260 Grandsire Triples
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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