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Brenzett, St Eanswith


Photo: Richard Offen, 2011

  • 3 bells hung for full circle ringing but swing chimed
  • Tenor: 11½ cwt approx. in A♭.
  • Grid Ref: TR004277
  • Frame: Medieval timber frame.
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

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

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

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