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Bonnington
 

Bonnington, St Rumwald


Photo: Dickon Love, 2003

  • Single bell hung for full circle ringing but swing chimed
  • Tenor: 2½ cwt approx. in F.
  • Grid Ref: TR057343
  • Rung from: Ground floor
  • Frame: Pits for 2 bells. Early 14th Century.
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: I. Click for Heritage details.

  • Sound clip of the single bell.(Dickon R Love, 27 Dec 2003)

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
1 2½ cwt approx.22½" Unknown

Inscriptions

How the bells are tuned

History

c 1350 Bell cast.
1552 T.R.E. recorded ij bells in the steple. [1]
1799 Hasted makes no mention of bells. [2]
1887 Stahlschmidt just recorded the 14th century bell.
1991 Cupola repaired and bell checked by the KCACR.
[1] Item ij bells in the steple. (Edwardian Inventory)
[2] No mention of bells. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)

Gallery


Drawing by Ranald Clouston showing the profile of this ancient bell.
Photo: Ranald Clouston (from David Cawley collection).

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