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Broadwater Down
 

Broadwater Down, St Mark


Photo: Dickon Love, Jan 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Single bell 6-3-239½" G♯ 1897 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough Never

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

Prior to 1897

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Supplied weight in 1866)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Single bell6-2-246-3-233½"1866George Mears & Co.NeverRecast 1897

History

1864 20th Oct. First stone of the church was laid. Funding was provided by the Earl of Abergavenny and built to the design of R L Roumieu.
1866 21st Aug. Church opened. A bell was supplied by Mears as a "New Tenor of 5" of 6-3-2 and 34", hung in a new timber frame for 5 bells.
1897 The bell was recast into a heavier bell by John Taylor. In enlarging the pit to accommodate this bell, the number of empty pits was reduced to 3.

Gallery


David Cawley ringing the bell.
Photo: Dickon Love, 29 Jan 2005

One of the empty pits.
Photo: Michael Royalton-Kisch, 29 Jan 2005 (Dickon's camera)

Views of the ringing bell.
Photo: Michael Royalton-Kisch, 29 Jan 2005 (Dickon's camera)


Photo: Michael Royalton-Kisch, 29 Jan 2005 (Dickon's camera)


Photo: Michael Royalton-Kisch, 29 Jan 2005 (Dickon's camera)


Photo: Michael Royalton-Kisch, 29 Jan 2005 (Dickon's camera)

The arrangement of the bells in the tower from a sketch by Michael Royalton-Kisch.
Photo: Michael Royalton-Kisch, 29 Jan 2005
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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