Cooling, St James

  • 3 bells hung for full circle ringing but unringable
  • Tenor: 6¾ cwt approx.
  • Grid Ref: TQ756759
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Treble 4¾ cwt approx.27½" 1675 John Hodson, Whitechapel
® 2 6¼ cwt approx.30½" 1641 John Palmar I
® Tenor 6¾ cwt approx.31½" 1651 Michael Darbie

®  - Hung for full circle ringing



1614 Bell cast by John Palmer I (middle of 3).
1651 Bell cast by Michael Darbie (tenor of 3).
1675 Bell cast by John Hodson (treble of 3).
1885 Chancel restored.
1888 Nave restored.
1976 Church declared redundant, having been a chapel of ease in the parish of Cliffe-at-Hoo.
1978 May Church vested in the Redundant Churches Fund (now Churches Conservation Trust).

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