Downham, Good Shepherd RC Primary School


  • Formerly 1 bell
  • Formerly 1 bell, assumed lost after WWII bombing
  • Grid Ref: TQ398716

  • Details of the Bells

    The former school bell

    Bell Weight
    (most recent) *
    Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
    School Bell 0-3-2 14⅞" Eb 1930 John Taylor & Co. Never Assumed lost in 1940

    * Source of weight figures: Taylor's records

    1929 The Roman Catholic church of the Good Shepherd was built along with an associated primary school.
    1930 A bell was provided for the school from John Taylor & Co. [1]
    1940 The school and church were severely damaged in the war.

    [1] Bell for Downham R.C. School, near Bromley, ordered by Mr. E.H. Burgess, Building Contractor etc, 45 Berners Street, London W1. Order no.105. Bell 14⅞" diameter, nominal 2502hz, weight 0-3-2. Supplied with A fittings (headstock with lever, gunmetal bearings, clapper and rope). Forwarded 26 March 1930; Inscription book 9 p.144 - Downham, Kent, R.C. School. 15" bell. TAYLORS * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1930 *; Daybook 19 p.274 - Invoiced to Burgess 26 March 1930, cost £13.15.0. Sent to the school in Moorside Road, Downham' ('Taylor small bells job book (vol.292 p.233))

    Page updated: 21 January 2024