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North Cray
 

North Cray, St James


  • 3 bells hung dead and chimed with Ellacombe hammers
  • Tenor: 3-3-4
  • Grid Ref: TQ484718
  • Frame: Frame made of fir.
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
1 2-0-121½" 1874 John Warner & Sons1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
2 2-3-1525" 1857 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
3 3-3-428" 1727 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel1999 Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Inscriptions

History

1552 Record of 3 bells.
1727 Tenor recast.
1857 27th Feb Whitechapel Daybook records Bell 3-0-5 and fittings, fittings for tenor, and new (fir) frame for three bells.
1874 Treble recast.
1999 The cracked tenor was welded by Soundweld. The 3 bells were retuned and rehung dead with new fittings in the existing frame by Whitechapel.



Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 31 March 2020