Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
S Mary V, Northbourne Park School, Betteshanger, Kent
Place Betteshanger, Northbourne Park School
S Mary V
Grid Ref TR312525
Postcode CT14 0NN
Lat, Long 51.22492, 1.31061Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Kent
Country England
Ownership Private Ownership
Listed Gr II by Historic England
Rings 3 U/R, tenor 4¼ cwt in DSee below
Frames 1See below
Updates 20/10/2019: Ring closer to D than E; roping/tuning descriptions added [TimJ (REMRKS248) via e-mail]
Ring of 3, tenor 4¼ cwt in D
Bells 3 U/REdit details
Tenor 4¼ cwt (~480 lb or ~220 kg) in D (1165.5Hz)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Additional information Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; No stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1,2♭,3 of 3
TowerBase 6940
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 2¼cwt 1476.5 F♯ 22.75" c1550† William Oldfield (of Canterbury) Y
2 3-1-3 1255.5 E♭ 25.20" 1859 Charles & George Mears Y
3 4¼cwt 1165.5 D 27.00" 1854 John Warner & Sons Y
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3 c1854 Timber ? John Warner & Sons 6.A 3.3