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Hougham
 

Hougham, St Lawrence


Photo: Nick Smith, 2008

  • 3 bells hung for swing chiming with levers
  • Tenor: 5½ cwt approx in C.
  • Grid Ref: TR278400
  • Rung from: Don't know / not applicable
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: I. Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
3 5½ cwt approx31½" C 15th Cent Unknown Never
2 4¾ cwt approx.28½" 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark Never
1 4¼ cwt approx.27¼" 1634 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never

Inscriptions

History

c 1450 Present tenor cast during the 15th Century.
1634 Present treble cast by Joseph Hatch.
1724 Present middle bell cast by Samuel Knight.
1759 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
[1] "3 Bells. I cd. not get to them to read their Inscriptions, if they have any." (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1759)

Photographs during some work on the bells in 2017


The ancient blank tenor bell.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The words "H COURT STEEPLEJACK" inscribed on the frame timbers.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The bell is rung by clocking.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

Metalwork on the middle bell being painted.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The Hatch bell. Note the broken canon.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017


Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The Hatch bell.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The blank tenor.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The arrangement of the 3 bells in the tower.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The tenor.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The inside of the spire.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The Hatch bell.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The tenor.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The tenor.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The Knight bell.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The Knight bell.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The Knight bell.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

The Knight bell prior to painting.
Photo: Christopher J Cooper, Feb 2017

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