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Canterbury, St Martin

Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
3 6-2-033³⁄₁₆" Robert Burford, London
2 4-0-2629⅛" 1829 Thomas Mears II



1392 -1418 Present Tenor cast.
c 1450 Present Treble cast with an unusual design of 3 ornate and 3 plain canons.
c 1650 Middle bell (re)cast and present frame constructed.
1829 Present Middle Bell recast by Thomas Mears II.
1920 Bells rehung by Samuel Goslin.
1987 Bells tuned, refittedd for swing chiming (with levers) by Whitechapel and rehung by the KCACR.


Another old view.
Photo: David Cawley collection

Postcard from 1866.
Photo: David Cawley collection
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 22 May 2016