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Luddesdown, Ss Peter & Paul


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

  • 6 bells hung dead and chimed with Ellacombe hammers
  • Tenor: 6-2-22 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)*
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
1 2-0-2622¾" F♯ 1973 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
2 3-0-1124¾" E 1973 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
3 3-2-1326¾" D 1973 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Flat Never
4 4½ cwt approx.27⅞" C♯ c.1440 Unknown Removed 1973 Whitechapel
5 5½ cwt approx.30¾" B c.1440 Richard Hill, Aldgate Conventional 1973 Whitechapel
6 6-2-2233¹³⁄₁₆" A 1866 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Conventional 1973 Whitechapel

* Source of weight figures: Bill Hughes correspondence
 - Hung dead

History

c 1440 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


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 30 December 2021