Crundale, St Mary the Virgin

Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

  • 3 bells hung dead with tenor hung for ringing
  • Tenor: 8 cwt approx. in A.
  • Grid Ref: TR086486
  • Rung from: Don't know / not applicable
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
1 4½ cwt approx.27⅞" 1750 Robert Catlin, Holborn Never
2 5-2-2631⅞" 1894 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
® 3 8 cwt approx.35⅝" 1593 Robert Mot, Whitechapel Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing
 - Hung dead


Earlier bell

Bell DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
2nd (of 3)33"1663Thomas Palmar INeverRecast 1894


1593 Robert Mot cast 5 bells for Wye Parish Church.
1750 Bell cast by Robert Catlin (treble of 3).
1757 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1774 One of the Wye Robert Mot bells (probably either the 5th or 6th of the ring of 8) was transferred to Crundale.
1798 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [2]
1887 Stahlschmidt noted the 3 bells, although the tenor was unused "for want of a clapper".
1894 Bell cast by Mears & Stainbank (middle of 3).
1903 New fittings provided by Mears & Stainbank.
[1] The Bells are Thus inscribed. 1. Robert Catling fecit, 1750. 2. William Luce, Thomas Palmar, Made Me 1663. 3. Robertus Mott Me fecit 1593. The 3d. or Great Bell, has on it The 3 following Coats of Arms. 1st. 3 Garbs, within a Bordure engrailed (viz for Kempe) and Many other different Quarterlings as on ye 3d. 4th, 5th, 6th & 8th Bells at Wye, which were cast at the same Time. 2nd. A Fess Wavy, between 9 Guttes du Sang. 3rd. A Cheveron Ermine, between 3 Swanns, by ye name of Swann. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)
[2] The church, which stands on high grounds, is dedicated to St. Mary. It consists of one isle and one chancel, with a tower Steeple on the north side, having a small pointed low turret on the top. There are three bells in it. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 7', Edward Hasted)

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