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Place Betteshanger, Northbourne Park School
S Mary V
Grid Ref TR312525
Lat, Long 51.22492, 1.31061 (Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap)
Postcode CT14 0NN
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County Kent
Country England
Ownership Private Ownership
Listed Gr II by Historic England
TowerBase 6940
Bells 3 (see below) | Edit Details
Tenor 4¼cwt (~480lb or ~220kg) in D (1165.5Hz)
Frames 1 Show Details
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Additional information Unringable; ropes fall in a straight line; no stays or sliders; tuning: (approx) 1,2b,3 of 3
URL http://kent.lovesguide.com/tower.php?id=254
Updates 20/10/2019: Ring closer to D than E; roping/tuning descriptions added [TimJ (REMRKS248) via e-mail]


Northbourne Park School, Betteshanger, Kent
S Mary V
Bells Hide Details
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 Eb 25.20" 1859 Charles & George Mears Y
3 4¼cwt 1165.5 D 27.00" 1854 John Warner & Sons Y
Source: M Blurton(DrL website); CBC; GAD; TimJ(REMRKS248)

Contributed by: Matthew Blurton
Last updated: 20/10/2018