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Elmstone, Parish Church

Photo: Richard Offen, May 2004

  • 3 bells hung for swing chiming with levers
  • Tenor: 5¾ cwt approx. in B.
  • Grid Ref: TR262603
  • Rung from: Don't know / not applicable
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II*. Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
1 3½ cwt approx.26" 1808 Thomas Mears & Son Never
2 3-3-1528" 1962 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Never
3 5¾ cwt approx.30⅜" B 1712 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel Never


Former bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
1 (of 3)3-3-0c.26"1712Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1808
2 (of 3)3-2-2228½"1712Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1962.


1712 A ring of 3 bells was cast by Richard Phelps, at the same time as 5 for the neighbouring church of Preston.
1758 Faussett recorded the 3 Phelps bells.
1760 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1808 Treble (of 3) recast by Thomas Mears I.
1962 Tower restored with new floors and bell frame. 2nd recast and bells retuned and rehung for chiming with lever-clappers by Mears & Stainbank. The treble and tenor were never weighed before or after retuning.
[1] This Church, which is small, but neat, consists of The Chancell, Body, and a North Isle. The Tower stands at The West End of the North Isle; in it hang 3 Bells, all made by Richard Phelps - Anno 1712. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1760)


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