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Darenth
 

Darenth, St Margaret


Photo: Dickon Love

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(As supplied in 1856)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
3 4-3-245-0-1529⅞" 1856 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel 1966 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
2 3-0-1626⅝" 1609 Stephen Swan, Kent 1966 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
1 2-3-1624" 1400 Unknown 1966 Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Inscriptions

Prior to 1856

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Former tenor4-3-2UnknownNeverRecast 1856. Gross weight 5-0-5

History

c 1400 A bell was cast by an unknown founder.
1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower.
1609 Bell cast by Stephen Swan.
1856 Tenor recast at Whitechapel. Whitechapel daybook 26 May 1856 – old bell 5-0-5 gross (4-3-25 nett) allowed £32.9.10; Daybook 27 Aug.1856 – Bell 5-0-15 cost £43.2.6, supplied with clapper (£1) and fittings (£3.10)
1914 24th August Alfred Bowell produced a report discussing repairs to the bells and fittings including estimates. Work may have been done at this stage.
c 1925 Front 2 bells rehung with partial new fittings by Samuel Goslin (evidence by attribution not documentary: the fittings might have been by Bowell and not Goslin).
1937 Bells rehung by Alfred Bowell.
1966 The bells were retuned and rehung for swing chiming with levers by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

Gallery


Treble bell.
Photo: David Cawley, 29 Mar 1969

Second bell.
Photo: David Cawley, 29 Mar 1969
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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