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Upper Hardres

Upper Hardres, Ss Peter & Paul

Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
1 4¼ cwt approx.27½" 1727 Samuel Knight, Southwark
2 6½ cwt approx.33½" 1609 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent
3 8¼ cwt approx.36" William Dawe, London



c 1400 A bell was cast by William Dawe (the current tenor).
1609 A bell was cast by Joseph Hatch (the current middle bell).
1727 A bell was cast by Samuel Knight (the current treble).
1757 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
[1] This Church wch. is not large, consists of 2 Chancells, The Body, and a Side Isle toward ye South, and is built of Flints. As is ye Tower, which stands on ye South Side; In it are 3 Bells, with ye following Inscriptions. 1. Samuel Knight Made Me. 1727. 2. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, tba)

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