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Patrixbourne
 

Patrixbourne, St Mary


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
3 4-2-2530" 1664 Thomas Palmar I Never
2 4½ cwt approx.29" 1325 William le Belyetere, Canterbury Never
1 4 cwt approx.26½" 1664 Thomas Palmar I Never

Inscriptions

History

c 1325 Middle bell cast by William le Belyetere (who may have cast all three originally).
1664 Treble and Tenor recast by Thomas Palmar. The parish registers contain a note of this and mentions the weights 329 and 333 Q respectively (whatever this means).
1757 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
[1] The Steeple, in which hang 3 Small Bells, is on ye South Side also, between the Side Isle and Vestry; and is cover’d with an handsome shingled Spire. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)

Gallery


An inspection in late 2004 at Patrixbourne (3, 4½ cwt) revealed some interesting fittings on the treble. These probably date from 1644. Note that there are no nuts visible, and the bolts are tightened by means of butterfly wedges (just visible top centre)
Photo: Frank Lewis, 2004
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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