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Hawkhurst
 

Hawkhurst, St Laurence


  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing and a sanctus bell
  • Tenor: 23-0-19 in E♭.
  • Grid Ref: TQ755294
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1904 Mears & Stainbank, made of oak
  • Diocese: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: I. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Supplied in 1877)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 23-0-1951" E♭ 1824 Thomas Mears II
7 15-1-1742½" F 1847 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel
6 11-1-1040" G 1617 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent
5 9-2-1438¼" A♭ 1904 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
4 8-1-88-3-035" B♭ 1877 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
3 7-0-2532¾" C 1734 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel
2 6-3-2731¾" D 1847 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel
Treble 6-1-2530¾" E♭ 1847 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel
Sanctus 1 cwt approx.18" 1700 Unknown

Recasting after 1847 augmenting.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
5th (of 8)8-3-1136½"1613Joseph HatchNeverRecast in 1904
4th (of 8)7-3-2135"1633John WilnarNeverRecast in 1877

Prior to augmenting

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
4th (of 5)1612Joseph HatchNeverRecast in 1847
Tenor (of 5)1617Joseph HatchNeverRecast in 1824

History

1596 or 97 A bell was cast by Anthony Wakefield. There are records of 2 bells being cast at this time.
1612 4th (of 5) cast by Joseph Hatch.
1615 2nd (of 5) cast by Joseph Hatch.
1617 3rd (present 6th) and tenor (of 5) cast by Joseph Hatch.
1622 A bell was cast.
1633 Treble (of 5; present 4th) cast by John Wilnar.
c 1700 Sanctus bell cast.
1734 Treble added to make 6, by Richard Phelps.
1824 Tenor recast by Thomas Mears.
1847 2 trebles added to make 8 and 7th recast by Charles & George Mears.
1877 4th (of 8) was recast by Mears & Stainbank.
1904 5th recast and bells rehung in a new frame by Mears & Stainbank.
1965 Bells rehung by Mears & Stainbank.

Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-02-111344 Bob Major
2013-07-141260 Grandsire Triples
2013-05-041260 Grandsire Triples
2012-06-101260 Grandsire Doubles
2012-03-251288 Grandsire Triples
2010-10-231260 Grandsire Triples
2010-05-221288 Grandsire Triples
2006-06-031280 Rutland Surprise Major
2003-08-221260 Grandsire 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