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Canterbury, St Mildred


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
1 4¾ cwt approx.29" C 1711 Richard Phelps, Whitechapel

Inscriptions

Prior to 1832.

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 5)1711Richard PhelpsNeverEnded up at Herne Bay Pier, then scrapped 1871.
3rd (of 5)?UnknownNeverBlank
4th (of 5)1622Joseph HatchNever
Tenor (of 5)10 cwt approx.1536William OldfieldNeverNow at Quex Park as the stable block hour bell.

History

1536 Tenor cast by William Oldfield.
1552 Record of 4 bells.
1622 Bell cast by Joseph Hatch (4th of 5).
1711 Two bells cast by Richard Phelps (1 and 2 of 5).
1832 The north lateral tower of the church was demolished and all except the second (it is thought) were sold (this bell was rehung with new fittings. The tenor was bought by John P. Powell and survives as the clock bell of the stables at Quex Park House.
1871 The Rector discovered the former treble at the old pier at Herne Bay (it may have been bought & sold by J.P.Powell). This was bought by the Rector and Churchwardens, but met with an accident on the journey back from Herne Bay, so was scrapped.

Gallery


The church in 1807 before the demolition of the tower in 1832 and the consequent loss of the ring of 5 bells.
Photo: David Cawley collection
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Canterbury, Maynard & Cotton's Hospital

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 22 May 2016