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Hoath, Holy Cross


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
® 2 3½ cwt approx.25½" C♯ Richard Kerner

® Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

History

1303 Church built, originally dedicated to the "Holy Virgin and Holy Spirit".
c 1530 A bell was cast by Richard Kerner (later middle of 3).
1696 2 bells cast or recast (treble and tenor of 3).
1760 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1842 Church repaired.
1887 Stahlschmidt noted the 3 bells, but quoted the dedication of the church as St Mary the Virgin and the Holy Trinity.
[1] This Church consists only of The Chancell and Body. The Steeple stands at the West End; in it hang 3 Bells without Inscription. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1760)



Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 28 March 2020