Wigmore, St Matthew

Photo: Rob Baker, 2022

  • Single bell hung for swing chiming in open gable
  • Tenor: 3-1-21
  • Grid Ref: TQ801642
  • Bell brought from Holy Trinity, Milton, Gravesend
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)*
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
҂ Single bell 3-1-2125½" 1845 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel Removed

* Source of weight figures: J T Records
҂  - Hung for swing chiming



1845 A bell was cast for the church of Holy Trinity, Milton, near Gravesend.
1925 A mission hall was built for the parish of St Peter, Bredhurst. It still exists today as a community building known as the Howard Hall.
1963 The church of Holy Trinity, Milton was demolished and the bell was offered to Wigmore.
1964 The church was built to a design by Peter Bosanquet of architectural practice Brett, Boyd & Bosanquet to replace the mission hall. It was opened the following year. The bell had its canons removed and was hung in a modern rectangular open gable for swing chiming.


The tower with open rectangular gable.
Photo: Rob Baker, 2022

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 20 December 2022