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Tonge, St Giles


Photo: Richard Offen

  • 3 bells hung for full circle ringing but swing chimed
  • Tenor: 5¾ cwt approx.
  • Grid Ref: TQ934640
  • Frame: Timber
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Maidstone
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
® 1 3 cwt approx.24¼" F♯ 1784 Chapman & Mears, WhitechapelNever
® 2 4¾ cwt approx.27¾" D UnknownNever
® 3 5¾ cwt approx.31⅜" B 1626 John Wilnar, Borden, KentNever

® Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

History

1626 Current tenor cast.
1784 Current treble bell cast.
1798 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
[1] The church, which is dedicated to St. Giles, consists of one large and two narrow side isles, and has a tower steeple on the south side, in which are three bells. (The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 6.)

Gallery


The treble.
Photo: Chris Trafford, Oct 2014

The middle bell.
Photo: Chris Trafford, Oct 2014

The treble.
Photo: Chris Trafford, Oct 2014

The 1626 tenor.
Photo: Chris Trafford, Oct 2014

The tenor in the background.
Photo: Chris Trafford, Oct 2014

The treble bell in the foreground with the broken wheel.
Photo: Chris Trafford, Oct 2014
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 10 May 2020