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Brenzett
 

Brenzett, St Eanswith


Photo: Richard Offen, 2011

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
3 11½ cwt approx39¾" 1420 Unknown Never
2 8 cwt approx.36" 1669 Thomas Palmar I Never
1 6¾ cwt approx.33½" 1630 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Never

Inscriptions

History

c 1420 The tenor was cast, probably by a London Founder.
1552 Record of 3 bells. [1]
1630 Present treble cast.
1669 Present middle cast.
1799 Record of 3 bells. [2]
c 1830 During the early 19th century, the bells were rehung with new fittings but on the medieval frame.
[1] Item iij gret bells and ij hand bells. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] The church, which is dedicated to St. Eanswith, consists of two isles and two chancels, having a spire steeple shingled at the west end, in which hang three bells. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)


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