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Fordwich
 

Fordwich, St Mary the Virgin


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
4 6¼ cwt approx33¾" C 1633 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never
3 5 cwt approx31¼" D 1633 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never
2 4¼ cwt approx29⅝" E 1624 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never
1 3¾ cwt approx26⅛" F 1633 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never

Inscriptions

History

1624 Bell cast by Joseph Hatch (2nd of 4).
1633 3 bells cast by Joseph Hatch (1, 3, 4 of 4).
1757 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [1]
1996 5th Dec Church declared redundant and vested in the Churches Conservation Trust.
[1] This Church consists of The Chancell, Body, and an Isle to the North. In the Steeple, which is a Spire, and stands at the West End, hang 4 Bells, all made by Joseph Hatch, in ye Years 1624 & 1633. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)

Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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