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Ditton, St Peter ad Vincula

Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Priest's Bell ½ cwt approx.14½" 1825 Unknown Never
Treble 2 cwt approx.23" 1897 John Warner & Sons Never
2nd 3 cwt approx.25" 1656 William Hatch Never
Tenor 4 cwt approx.26" 1717 John Waylett, Cripplegate Never



1656 Bell cast by William Hatch, treble of 2.
1717 Bell cast, founder unknown, tenor of 2.
1825 Bell cast, founder unknown, priest's bell.
1887 Stahlschmidt noted 2 bells and a Priest's Bell, being "quite lately rehung and in thorough order". The frame looks as if it was replaced at that time with the current timber frame.
1897 A treble was added to create a ring of 3.
2010 The bells hadn't been rung for circle for some years, although were quite capable of it. Some work was done by the Kent CA to make the bells ringable.

Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

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