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Boughton Aluph

Boughton Aluph, All Saints

Photo: Richard Offen, 2011

  • No bells, formerly 5 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 13-2-10 in F♯.
  • Grid Ref: TR033481
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: I. Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned


Prior to their scrapping in 1952.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble4½ cwt approx.28½"C♯1653William HatchNeverScrapped in 1952.
2nd5 cwt approx.29"B1652William HatchNeverScrapped in 1952.
3rd7¾ cwt approx.35"A♯c.1510William CulverdenNeverScrapped in 1952.
4th8¾ cwt approx.37"G♯1702Richard PhelpsNeverScrapped in 1952.
Tenor13-2-1040½"F♯c.1540William OldfieldNeverScrapped in 1952.


1510 Bell cast by William Culverden.
c 1540 Tenor (of 4) cast by William Oldfield.
1552 Record of 4 bells in the tower.
1652 -3 Bells augmented to 5 with two new bells from William Hatch.
1702 4th (of 5) recast by Richard Phelps.
1757 Record of 5 bells in the tower. [1]
1887 Stahlschmidt reported the bells as being dilapidated and the treble being cracked.
1942 The church tower was damaged by a fire bomb.
1945 The belfry was reported to be in a terrible condition - the SW corner was badly burned by the bomb, the treble was broken at the lip (but still sounded fair) and the tenor was cracked.
1952 January Bells controversially sold for scrap to Gillett & Johnston. Part of the tenor inscription band was saved by Ranald Clouston who later presented it to the Canterbury Heritage Centre for display. The metal was used for the St Nicholas Aberdeen Carillon.
1954 The frame was repaired, although no bells have hung in it ever since.
[1] "This Church consists of Two Chancells, The Body, 2 Isles, and a Cross One or Transept. The Tower, in which hang 5 Bells (The Inscriptions upon which it was to dark for Me to read) is in ye Middle of ye Church, and stands upon Four Stout Pillars." (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)

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