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Maidstone, County Hall


Photo: Dickon R Love, 25 Jan 2007

  • Single bell on display
  • Tenor: 1-1-19 in A♯.
  • Grid Ref: TQ761562
  • Former HMS Kent bell

  • Recording of the bell.(Dickon R Love, 25 Jan 2007)

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
҈ Single bell 1-1-1919" A♯ 1928 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (2549) Never

҈    - Unhung

Inscriptions

Prior to 1928

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterNoteDateFounderRetunedFate
Single bell½ cwt approx.14½"C♯UnknownUnknownNeverRecast 1928. This was not the HMS Kent bell though as this is in Rochester Cathedral (tbc).

History

1928 The ships bell was cast for the 10th HMS Kent. This ship lasted until 1997 when a more modern version was built. It is assumed the bell came to County Hall at this time. The bell of the 9th HMS Kent went to Rochester Cathedral.



Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 28 March 2020