Wouldham, All Saints

Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 11-3-18 in G.
  • Grid Ref: TQ712644
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4-3-2128⅞" E 1899 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
® 2 4-2-1429" D 1624 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent
® 3 6-0-2132½" C 1899 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
® 4 7-0-233⅞" B 1624 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent
® 5 9-2-937⅝" A 1624 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent
® Tenor 11-3-1842½" G 1899 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


Prior to 1899

Bell Weight
(most recent)
2nd (of 4)5-3-431¾"C1624Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1899 to note B.


1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1624 Ring of 4 was cast by Joseph Hatch.
1899 Treble and tenor added by Mears & Stainbank to make 6.
1958 Ringing resumed after approximately 20 years.
1970 Tenor rehung on ball bearings by the locals.
1983 Headstock on the 4th split while the locals were trying to teach themslves to ring.
1993 Temporary repairs were made to the 4th and a new slider was fitted to the 5th to allow the bells to be rung again.
[1] Item there remaynet thre bells in the stepull. And a sants bell ye is bassellyd awaye by Mr Jhon mon beeng then person. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2004-12-285040 Doubles
1980-07-125040 Minor (3 Methods)
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-12-151272 Doubles (4m)
2017-12-091260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob Doubles
2016-04-251260 Single Oxford and Plain Bob Minor
2014-12-061260 All Saints Doubles
1978-08-201440 Minor (2 Methods)
1978-08-201260 Plain Bob Minor
1976-03-201320 London Surprise Minor
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Wouldham, Cement Co.
Single bell

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