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

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

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.
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