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West Peckham
 

West Peckham, St Dunstan


Photo: Dickon Love, 10th Jun 2005

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
3 5-0-2631⅛" C 1611 Stephen Swan, Kent Never
2 4-0-2928¾" C♯ 1685 Christopher Hodson, Whitechapel Never
1 3-2-2626½" D♯ 1624 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never

Inscriptions

History

1611 Bell cast by Stephen Swan (currently tenor).
1624 Bell cast by Joseph Hatch (currently treble)
1685 Bell cast by Christopher Hodson (currently middle bell).
2000 Bells rehung with new ringing fittings in the existing timber frame. The refurbishment was done by John Taylor & Co with the tower work done by the Kent C.A. The bells were not retuned at the request of the parish.
2001 11th Feb The bells were rededicated by the Bishop of Tonbridge.

Gallery


The Kent C.A. dismantling the bells and loading them on lorry en route for Loughborough.
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A close up of the Royal Arms displayed on the waist of the 1611 Stephen Swan tenor bell.
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Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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