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Preston-next-Faversham, St Catherine

Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
1 1¾ cwt approx.19¾" A 1853 John Warner & Sons Never
2 2¼ cwt approx.21⅝" F♯ 1575 Robert Doddes Never
3 2½ cwt approx.24⅝" F 1725 Unknown Never


How the bells are tuned


1575 Present middle bell cast.
1725 Present tenor cast.
1853 Present treble cast. Bells rehung in a new deal frame for 6 on 3 levels. Bell chamber rebuilt.
1868 New spire added.
1968 New ringing ropes were put on the bells and the bells were rung full circle once or twice at this time. They are currently unringable.

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