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Ditton, St Peter ad Vincula


Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

  • 3 bells hung for full circle ringing and a Priest's bell
  • Tenor: 4 cwt approx.
  • Grid Ref: TQ709580
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Maidstone
  • 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
® Treble 2 cwt approx.23" 1897 John Warner & Sons Conventional Never
® 2nd 3 cwt approx.25" 1656 William Hatch Conventional Never
® Tenor 4 cwt approx.26" 1717 John Waylett, Cripplegate Conventional Never
Priest's Bell ½ cwt approx.14½" 1825 Unknown Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

History

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.

Gallery


Priest's bell
Photo: Graham Heath Feb 2010

The three bells.
Photo: Graham Heath Feb 2010

The treble.
Photo: Graham Heath Feb 2010

Detail on the treble.
Photo: Graham Heath Feb 2010

The tenor.
Photo: Graham Heath Feb 2010

Detail from the tenor.
Photo: Graham Heath Feb 2010

Detail from the tenor.
Photo: Graham Heath Feb 2010

The 2nd.
Photo: Graham Heath Feb 2010

2nd inscription
Photo: Graham Heath Feb 2010
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