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Milton, Ss Peter & Paul


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
(Prior to retuning in 1930)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 5-1-927¾" F♯ 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
2 5-2-428¾" E♯ 1930 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
3 5-2-246-0-1231" D♯ 1810 Thomas Mears II 1930 Mears & Stainbank
4 5½ cwt approx30⅞" C♯ 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel Never
5 6½ cwt approx32⅜" B 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel Never
6 7½ cwt approx34⅝" A♯ 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel Never
7 9 cwt approx38" G♯ 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel Never
Tenor 11-3-211-3-941⅝" F♯ 1656 John Hodson, Whitechapel 1930 Mears & Stainbank



1656 Ring of 5 cast by John Hodson.
1810 Treble added to make 6. All the bells were rehung in a new frame.
1903 Bell quarter-turned and rehung with new fittings by Mears & Stainbank.
1930 2 trebles added by Mears & Stainbank to make 8. They removed the north end of the frame and placed 2 cast iron pits there to receive the eventual 3rd and 4th, the 2 trebles hanging in the pits vacated. The 3rd (of 8) was taken back to the foundry and tuned at the time. The tenor also appears to have gone to the foundry, although probably just to be measured to allow the others to be cast and tuned.
1970 Bells rehung with some new fittings by John Taylor.


The dedication of the two new treble bells in 1930. The lady and gentleman on the left are Edward Augustus Sandford and Frances Sandford (née Gates). The treble is dedicated to the memory of Alan Gates Sandford. This picture was kindly provided by Cather
Photo: 1930 courtesy C Allcott, 2001
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2013-07-165040 Minor (7 Methods)
1995-07-305088 London Surprise Major
1982-04-125024 Surprise Major (8 methods)
1981-01-035024 Plain Bob Major
1964-01-045040 Stedman Triples
1946-02-025056 Cambridge Surprise Major
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-03-161344 Bristol Surprise Major
2017-09-301260 Doubles
2015-12-181260 Doubles (11m/V)
2014-06-071275 Plain Bob Triples
2013-10-101320 Doubles (2m)
2013-07-251260 Doubles (3m)
2012-06-161260 Plain Bob Doubles
2011-05-301260 Plain Bob Doubles
2010-02-071260 Doubles (3m/1p/1v)
2008-11-061260 Stedman Doubles
2008-08-231320 Annable's London Surprise Minor
2007-09-101320 Oswald Delight Minor
2007-01-271260 Plain Bob Doubles
2002-11-161288 Plain Bob Triples
2002-11-021287 Grandsire Triples
1990-05-211250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
1985-01-041280 Cambridge Surprise Major
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Milton, Milton Hall

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