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.
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury

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

Details of the Bells

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

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


How the bells are tuned


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)


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