Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
Waterloo Tower, Quex Park, Birchington, Kent
Place Birchington, Quex Park
Waterloo Tower
or Quex Park
Shown in County Lists as Birchington, Quex Park
Grid Ref TR310680
Lat, Long 51.36447, 1.31819Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
Postcode CT7 0HR
SatNav A suggested SatNav destination for this tower is at 51.36824, 1.31433
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Lieutenancy area Kent
Country England
Ownership Private Ownership
Listed Gr II by Historic England
Rings 12, tenor 14¾ cwt in FSee below
Frames 2See below
URL http://kent.lovesguide.com/tower.php?id=226
Affiliation Kent County Association
Ring of 12, tenor 14¾ cwt in F
TowerBase 4024View Felstead peals
Bells 12Edit details
Overhauled 1981 by Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd
Tenor 14¾ cwt (~1650 lb or ~750 kg) in F (691.5Hz)
Practice Sat (1st, 3rd)
Also Ground floor ringing chamber
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 3-2-0 2121.0 C 22.00" 1951 Mears & Stainbank F N
2 3-3-20 1903.0 B♭ 24.00" 1951 Mears & Stainbank F N
3 4-1-7 1816.5 A 25.00" 1951 Mears & Stainbank F N
4 5-0-26 1597.5 G 27.00" 1951 Mears & Stainbank F N
5 <5-2-14 1404.0 F 29.00" 1818 Thomas II Mears R Y
6 <5-3-4 1337.0 E 30.00" 1819 Thomas II Mears R Y
7 <6-1-11 1172.5 D 30.50" 1818 Thomas II Mears R Y
8 <6-3-25 1053.0 C 33.50" 1818 Thomas II Mears R Y
9 8-2-11 945.5 B♭ 34.50" 1989 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd F N
10 <9-3-4 907.5 A 38.00" 1819 Thomas II Mears R Y
11 <11-2-7 795.5 G 40.25" 1818 Thomas II Mears R Y
12 <15-1-20 691.5 F 45.50" 1818 Thomas II Mears R Y
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
2 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 1818 Timber Charles Oliver(s)
1 1,2,3,4 1982 Metal Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd