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Canterbury, St Gregory the Great (now St Gregory's Centre for Music)


Photo: Dickon R Love, 11 Sept 2020

  • Formerly 3 bells hung for swing chiming in open gable
  • Formerly chime of 3, 2-0-2. Transferred to Wormshill.
  • Grid Ref: TR155582
  • Frame: Open gable.

Prior to 1985

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
Treble1-0-917"1963Mears & StainbankNeverTransferred to Wormshill
2nd1-1-2719"1963Mears & StainbankNeverTransferred to Wormshill
Tenor2-0-221"1963Mears & StainbankNeverTransferred to Wormshill

Prior to 1963

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderRetunedFate
Treble1-0-1617"1851Charles & George MearsNeverRecast in 1963
2nd1-1-2318½"1851Charles & George MearsNeverRecast in 1963
Tenor2-0-420⅝"1851Charles & George MearsNeverRecast in 1963

History

1851 3 bells cast by Charles & George Mears and hung in the open gable end of the church.
1963 Bells recast by Mears & Stainbank.
1976 27th Oct Church declared redundant.
1980 11th Nov Declaration of redundancy scheme.
1984 Bells removed from the tower and stored at Richard Offen's house for the KCACR.
1988 The bells were hung as bells 1-3 of 6 at St Giles, Wormshill.

Gallery


The church with the bells hanging in the open gable end.
Photo: David Cawley, 4 Mar 1969

The church in c. 1930.
Photo:


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 25 September 2020