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Herne
 

Herne, St Martin


Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

  • 8 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 12-2-5 in F.
  • Grid Ref: TR182658
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1724 Samuel Knight (assumed), made of timber, strengthened by Mears & Stainbank in 1905
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: I. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As supplied)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 4-1-727¼" F 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
2 4-2-1128" E 2011 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
3 5-0-1029¾" D 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2011 Whitechapel
4 5-2-2231⅝" C 1737 Samuel Knight, Southwark 2011 Whitechapel
5 6-3-216-3-2234¹⁄₁₆" B♭ 1868 Robert Stainbank, Whitechapel 2011 Whitechapel
6 8-2-1036⅞" A 1621 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 2011 Whitechapel
7 9-3-1939⅝" G 1781 William Chapman, Whitechapel 2011 Whitechapel
Tenor 12-2-513-3-1243¼" F 1867 Robert Stainbank, Whitechapel 2011 Whitechapel

Inscriptions

Previous bells.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
3rd1624Joseph HatchNeverRecast in 1868
5th1638Joseph HatchNeverRecast in 1781
Tenor1624Joseph HatchNeverRecast in 1867

History

1310 Parish created out of the vast ancient parish of Reculver. At this time the old saxon chapel was given the present tower.
1621 2nd (of 4) recast by Joseph Hatch.
1624 Treble and tenor (of 4) recast by Joseph Hatch.
1638 3rd (of 4) recast by Joseph Hatch.
1724 Treble (of 6) cast by Samuel Knight. The existing timber frame was probably installed at this time.
1737 2nd (of 6) cast by Samuel Knight.
1867 Tenor recast by Robert Stainbank.
1868 3rd recast by Robert Stainbank.
1905 Frame strengthened, bells quarter turned and rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
1923 Bells repaired by Mears & Stainbank.
1982 2nd clapper repaired.
2011 2 bells added to augment the ring to 8 by Whitechapel. The Hatch bell was found to be cracked and was welded and all of them were tuned. The bellframe was adapted and strengthened and bells rehung by Whites of Appleton. Traces of an older bellframe were discovered in the frame, which was ordered to be conserved. The new octave was dedicated on 4th December by the Bishop of Dover.

Articles

  • "The Herne Restoration Project", Record, Susan E and Record, Keith (The Ringing World) 2 February 2012
  • Gallery


    The treble of 6 (now 3rd of 8) with some improvised repairs to replace the cast in staple and broken canon.
    Photo: Brian Butcher, 2005
    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2008-05-115040 Surprise Minor
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2018-08-181344 St Andrew Bob Triples
    2018-02-141260 Grandsire Triples
    2012-08-151250 Lincolnshire Surprise Major
    2012-01-071260 Stedman Triples
    2012-01-041280 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2011-12-051260 Grandsire Triples
    2011-02-251296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2010-11-021296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2004-10-041296 Cambridge Suprise Minor
    2004-06-051260 Stedman 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