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Charlton
 

Charlton, St Luke


Photo: David Cawley, 2001

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
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Charlton, Fossdene School
Single bell (assumed)

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