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Headcorn
 

Headcorn, Ss Peter & Paul


Photo: Dickon Love

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Weighed in 1922)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 4-3-829" D 1947 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1981 Whitechapel
2 5-1-1230" C♯ 1947 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel 1981 Whitechapel
3 6-0-186-1-1932½" B 1891 John Warner & Sons 1981 Whitechapel
4 2-1-137-2-034⁵⁄₁₆" A 1922 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich 1981 Whitechapel
5 8-3-1238" G 1891 John Warner & Sons 1981 Whitechapel
6 10-1-1640" F♯ 1891 John Warner & Sons 1981 Whitechapel
7 13-3-644¼" E 1720 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel 1981 Whitechapel
Tenor 21-0-549" D 1989 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never

Inscriptions

1732 tenor

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor (of 6)19-0-81732Samuel KnightNeverRecast in 1989

Bowell trebles

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Supplied weight)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 8)5-3-25-3-01922Alfred BowellNeverRecast in 1947
2nd (of 8)6-0-246-0-2330"1922Alfred BowellNeverRecast in 1947.

Bells recast in 1922

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 8)1766Lester & PackNeverRecast in 1922
2nd (of 8)1766Lester & PackNeverRecast in 1922
2nd (of 6)1714Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1922

Bells recast in 1891

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 6)1732Samuel KnightNeverRecast in 1891
3rd (of 6)1714Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1891
4th (of 6)1714Richard PhelpsNeverRecast in 1891

History

1714 Present 4th, 5th and 6th cast.
1720 Present 7th cast.
1732 Tenor and present 3rd cast by Samuel Knight.
1766 2 trebles added by Lester & Pack to make 8 in a new timber frame.
1891 Bells 3, 5 and 6 recast by John Warner.
1922 Treble and 4th recast and 7th & tenor rehung by Alfred Bowell. The 2nd was later recast also. [1]
1947 2 trebles recast again by Mears & Stainbank.
1973 3rd rehung using local labour.
1981 Bells retuned and rehung by Whitechapel.
1989 Tenor recast by Whitechapel.
1991 Whitechapel fitted new bearing plates to the tenor.
[1] 21 Sept: To recasting the 4th bell £33. To recasting the 1st bell £15. Rehanging the 7th & tenor bells £10. Total £58. To Revd C.P. Dale. Paid Cq. 1.Nov 1922. 1922: To recasting the 2nd bell, invoiced to Mrs Gatehouse, Biddenden. £22. Paid by cq. 4 Oct 19 (Bowell records, 1922)

Articles

  • "A day to remember at Headcorn", Vidler, Jean (The Ringing World) 25 August 1989
  • Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2015-02-285056 Headcorn Treble Place Major
    2014-04-265056 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
    2012-03-035060 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2011-05-245088 Superlative Surprise Major
    2009-12-315058 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2008-11-295088 Ytterbium Surprise Major
    2008-04-195152 Plain Bob Major
    2005-06-255024 Bristol Surprise Major
    2004-05-015024 Rutland Surprise Major
    2002-06-035050 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-11-111260 Grandsire Triples
    2018-10-221280 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2018-05-261260 St Simon's Bob Triples
    2018-01-011250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2017-11-251260 Grandsire Triples
    2017-07-061260 Multi-Doubles
    2017-07-031260 Oxford Bob Triples
    2017-04-221260 Grandsire Triples
    2017-04-161260 Grandsire Triples
    2017-01-011260 Grandsire Triples
    2016-08-251260 Multi-Doubles
    2016-07-241260 Multi-Doubles
    2016-01-301280 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
    2016-01-141296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2016-01-012016 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2015-08-151260 Plain Bob Triples
    2015-01-051260 Grandsire Triples
    2015-01-011275 Stedman Triples
    2014-08-141260 Grandsire Triples
    2014-06-221250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2014-04-201296 Double Norwich Court Bob Major
    2014-04-031280 Caius Surprise Major
    2014-03-201260 Multi Doubles (5m)
    2013-12-121280 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
    2013-04-131380 Grandsire and Plain Bob 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