Canterbury, Maynard & Cotton's Hospital

Photo: Canterbury Archaeology

  • Single bell hung for swing chiming with lever
  • Tenor: ¾ cwt approx.
  • Grid Ref: TR146576
  • Frame: Part of the turret structure
  • Building Listed Grade: II Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
҂ Single bell ¾ cwt approx.14¹⁄₁₆" 1709 Richard Phelps, WhitechapelNever

҂  - Hung for swing chiming



1317 Date of the original foundation, by John Maynier (Maynard). It provided for the support of 3 old men and 1 old woman.
1546 An inventory includes one bell.
1604 Date of the second foundation, by Leonard Cotton.
1703 The buildings were wrecked in a great storm.
1708 The present hospital was completed.


View of the back of the hospital where you can see the turret.
Photo: Googlemaps, June 2019

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 2 September 2020