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Littlebourne, St Vincent

Photo: Richard Offen

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 10 cwt approx.39" A♭ 1650 William Hatch Never
5 8 cwt approx.36" B♭ 1597 Robert Mot, Whitechapel Never
4 6 cwt approx.32½" C 1610 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never
3 4½ cwt approx28" D♭ 1899 Charles Carr, Smethwick Never
2 4¼ cwt approx26¹⁵⁄₁₆" E♭ 1899 Charles Carr, Smethwick Never
Treble 4 cwt approx.26" F 1899 Charles Carr, Smethwick Never

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble1639John Palmar INeverRecast 1900
2ndmid 16th Cent.William OldfieldNeverRecast 1900


c 1550 Bell cast - later forming 3rd of 5.
1597 Present 5th cast.
1610 Present 4th cast.
1639 Bell recast - later forming the treble of 5.
1650 Present tenor cast.
1758 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [1]
1900 Treble and 2nd (of 5) recast and new treble added to make 6 by Carr of Smethwick who rehung them all in a composite frame.
1931 Bells rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
[1] This Church consists of The Chancell, Body and 2 Side Isles. In a low Spired Steeple, at the West End, hang 5 Bells, thus inscribed. 1. J. Palmer made this Bell. 1659. 2. Soli Deo Honor et Gloria. 3 Joseph Hatch made Me. 1610. 4. William Hatch (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1758)

Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-05-221260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-10-101260 Doubles
2013-02-181272 Kent Treble Bob Minor
2013-01-081260 Plain Bob Doubles
2009-11-071296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2008-02-221260 Doubles (12m/V)
2006-05-131260 Rev. Canterbury Minor
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 1 April 2016