Hoath, Holy Cross

Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

  • 3 bells hung for full circle ringing but unringable
  • Tenor: 4¾ cwt approx. in C.
  • Grid Ref: TR203641
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

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

®  - Hung for full circle ringing



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