Luddesdown, Ss Peter & Paul

Photo: Stephen Craven, CCSA-2.0, 27 Jan 2007

  • 6 bells hung dead and chimed with Ellacombe hammers
  • Tenor: 6-2-9 in A
  • Grid Ref: TQ669662
  • Frame: Probably 1866, timber.
  • Denomination: Church of England
  • Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.

  • Details of the Bells

    Bell Weight
    (most recent) *

    (Prior to retuning 1973, WBF)
    Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
    1 2-0-26 22¾" F♯ 1973 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
    2 3-0-11 24¾" E 1973 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
    3 3-2-13 26¾" D 1973 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
    4 3-2-4 27⅞" C♯ c.1440 Unknown Removed 1973 Whitechapel
    5 5-1-23 30¾" B c.1440 Richard Hill, Aldgate Conventional 1973 Whitechapel
    6 6-2-22 6-2-22 33¹³⁄₁₆" A 1866 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Conventional 1973 Whitechapel

    * Source of weight figures: Bill Hughes correspondence (pre retuning);WBF records (post)

    ꓕ- Hung dead

    History

    c1440 Two bells (at least) cast.
    1866 Bell cast (or recast) by Mears & Stainbank.
    1925 Bells rehung by Samuel B. Gosling. (NJD thinks it was by Mears when they provided new headstocks, gudgeons and bearings for bells 2 and 3.)
    1973 3 new bells added and all 6 bells rehung as a chime, dead using Ellacombe hammers.

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    Photo: David Cawley collection


    Photo: David Cawley collection

    Page updated: 27 December 2022