Sholden, St Nicholas

Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

  • 3 bells hung dead and chimed with Ellacombe hammers
  • Tenor: 5½ cwt approx. in B.
  • Grid Ref: TR359522
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
1 4 cwt approx.26¾" 1623 Thomas Bartlett, Whitechapel
2 4¼ cwt approx.27⅞" 1675 John Hodson, Whitechapel
3 5½ cwt approx.30⅛" B 1623 Thomas Bartlett, Whitechapel

 - Hung dead



1623 The present treble and tenor were cast by Thomas Bartlett.
1675 The current middle bell was cast (or recast) by John Hodson.
1759 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1795 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [2]
1986 The 3 bells were rehung dead with Ellacombe hammers by Whites of Appleton.
[1] This Church, wch. is small, consists only of the Chancell and Body. In a lower Tower at ye West End, hang 3 Bells, thus inscribed. 1. John Hodson made Me 1675. Will. Hild gave this Bell, by his Will. 2 & 3. Tho. Barket made Me 1623. John Harward and Willm. Hild, Ch.Wardens. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1759)
[2] On the Bells. 1. John Hodson, C.H. made me 1675. William Hilde gave this Bell by his Will. P.B.W.S. 2. Thomas Bartlet made me 1623. W.H., H.H. Church Wardens I.H.S. 3. Thomas Bartlet made me 1623. William Hilde and Henry Harnet Church Wardens. (Zachariah Cozens, 1795)

Elsewhere in the Parish

Sholden, The Clock Tower, Hull Place
A clock bell on a private residential building

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 4 April 2020