Dove's Guide for Church Bell Ringers
All Saints, Kempston, Bedfordshire
Place Kempston
All Saints
Grid Ref TL015479
Postcode MK43 8RH
Lat, Long 52.12093, -0.51869Locate using Google Map or OS Map or OpenStreetMap
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Lieutenancy area Bedfordshire
Country England
Diocese St Albans
Church Church of England
Listed Gr I by Historic England
Rings 10 (full circle ring), tenor 21-1-17 in ESee below
Other bellsSee below
Frames 1See below
URL http://www.kempstonbellringers.org.uk/
Affiliation Bedfordshire Association
Dove tower ID 15732
Ring of 10, tenor 21-1-17 in E
Bells 10 (full circle ring)Edit details
Tenor 21-1-17 (2397 lb or 1087 kg) in E (649.2 Hz)
Practice Wed
Overhauled 2019 by Whites of Appleton
Tuned 2019
TowerBase ID 2712View Felstead peals
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
1 4-2-10 1632.7 G♯ 25.94" 1980 John Taylor & Co (Bellfounders) Ltd F N
2 5-0-14 1457.1 F♯ 27.38" 1980 John Taylor & Co (Bellfounders) Ltd F N
3 5-1-0 1300.4 E 28.81" 1946 Mears & Stainbank F N
4 5-3-9 1216.8 D♯ 29.94" 1946 Mears & Stainbank F N
5 5-2-16 1086.5 C♯ 30.31" 1893 John Taylor & Co R 8
6 6-3-3 971.2 B 32.69" 1893 John Taylor & Co R 8
7 9-2-11 868.4 A 36.63" 1910 John Taylor & Co F N
8 10-3-17 812.8 G♯ 38.38" 1893 John Taylor & Co R 8
9 13-3-11 726.4 F♯ 42.38" 1893 John Taylor & Co R 8
10 21-1-17 649.2 E 49.06" 1910 John Taylor & Co F N
Other bells
Bells Edit details
Bell Weight Nominal Note Diameter Dated Founder Canons Turning
Sanctus 1-1-23 2536.5 E♭ 17.38" 1869 John Taylor & Co Y N
ex7 9-2-4 867.0 A 36.88" 1633 Hugh II Watts R 8
ex10 17-2-4 649.0 E 47.63" 1603 Hugh I Watts R 8
Details of frame
Frame Bells Year Material Maker Truss Layout
1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 of 10 1978 Steel & cast iron Local labour/guild/assn 8.2.B 10.4
Update log
13/06/2020 10: date amended; Sct: turning,frameid added; [Chris Pickford via 00013817]
13/06/2020 fr1: truss,layout amended [Chris Pickford via 00013817]
08/05/2020 Sct: nominal,note added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
09/04/2020 fr1: details added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
09/03/2020 7,10: turning amended; ex7,ex10: turning added [Tim Jackson via 00013642]
06/03/2020 Sct: canon info added [Tim Jackson via 00013636]
27/02/2020 Sct: details added [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
17/02/2020 New tenor is 21-1-17 (in E: 649.2 Hz) [M Walker (WofA) via e-mail]
17/02/2020 1-10: wt,nominal,diam amended,turning,frameid added [Mark Walker via 00013606]
17/02/2020 ex7,ex10: frameid added [Mark Walker via 00013606]
21/12/2019 7,10: wt,nominal,diam,date,founder added [David Kelly via e-mail]
21/12/2019 7,10: canon info added; former 7,10 retained [Tim Jackson via e-mail]
16/12/2019 Restoration wk completed, 7,10 replaced > tenor wt changed [TimJ (#258) via e-mail]
21/08/2019 Work is under way to replace bells 7 and 10 [Dave Kelly via e-mail]
21/08/2019 Nu7,NuX: wt,nominal,diam,date,founder added [David Kelly via e-mail]