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Charlton
 

Charlton, St Luke


Photo: David Cawley, 2001

  • 3 bells
  • Tenor: 2-3-23 in .
  • Grid Ref: TQ414778
  • Rung from: Don't know / not applicable
  • Frame: Whitechapel 1999
  • Diocese: Southwark
  • Building Listed Grade: II*. Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Single Bell 4½ cwt approx.27¾" 1818 Thomas Mears II Never
8 2-3-2324¼" 1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
7 2-1-622" 1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
6 1-3-120" 1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
5 1-2-619" 1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
4 1-0-2117¼" 1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
3 0-3-2115¾" 1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
2 0-3-314 5/8" 1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
1 0-2-2114" 1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never

Inscriptions

Prior to 1952

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble2 cwt approx.22½"1685Christopher HodsonNeverSold in 1952.
2nd3 cwt approx.24½"1685Christopher HodsonNeverSold in 1952.
Sanctus14¼1713Richard PhelpsNeverSold in 1952.

History

c 1120 Original church built.
1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower.
c 1630 Old church rebuilt.
1685 Two bells were cast by John Hodson.
1818 A tenor bell was cast or recast by Thomas Mears II.
1840 Church extended.
1952 The two Hodson bells were sold together with a Sanctus bell. Their fate is not known.
1975 May George Elphick noted a single bell (the Mears bell) fixed between the frame of two RSJs and clocked.
1999 A new chime of 8 bells was cast and installed by Whitechapel to join the existing Mears bell.

Gallery



Photo: David Cawley, 2001

The church in c1800.
Photo: David Cawley collection

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