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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. Joseph Hatch made Me. 1609. 3. Sum Rose pulsata Mundi Katharina vocata. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, tba)


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