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Blean
 

Blean, Ss Cosmas & Damian


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  • Single bell hung for swing chiming with lever
  • Tenor: 2-1-20 in .
  • Grid Ref: TR129607
  • Frame: Open gable.
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II*. Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Single bell 2-1-2021¾" 1650 or 1659 Thomas Palmar I Never

Inscriptions

History

c 1233 Church rebuilt.
1659 Bell cast by Thomas Palmer which, according to the inscription, was 1659, although it might be read as 1650.
1758 Record of a small blank bell. [1]
1799 Record of 1 bell. [2]
1887 Bell noted by Stahlscmidt with inscription 1650, but he reckons it is actually 1659.
c 1967 The bell was rehung by Whitechapel Bell Foundry (exact date and other details uncertain).
[1] "This Church consists only of the Chancell and Body. It has no Steeple, and but 1 Small Bell, without Inscription, wch. hangs at The West End." (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1758)
[2] The church, which is dedicated to St. Cosmus and Damianus, is but small and mean. It consists of only one isle and a chancel, having a low pointed turret at the west end, in which hangs one bell. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 7', Edward Hasted)


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 2 July 2017