Denton, St Mary Magdalene

  • 2 bells hung for full circle ringing but swing chimed
  • Tenor: 7½ cwt approx.
  • Formerly ring of 3, tenor 7½ cwt approx. bell sold, remainder swing chimed.
  • Grid Ref: TR216147
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: Medieval side by side frame for 3 bells (adapted)
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® 1 5 cwt approx31½" C♯ 1400 Robert Crouch Conventional Never
® 2 7½ cwt approx.34½" B 1400 Robert Crouch Conventional Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


Prior to 1870

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Treble (of 3)4 cwt approx.25½"c. 1430John WalgraveNeverSold 1870 to raise money for funds


c 1400 The two present 15th century bells cast.
c 1430 Treble bell cast (of 3).
c 1700 Bells hung for full circle ringing.
1759 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1870 Treble sold to raise funds (it was cracked).
1887 Stahlschmidt records the two bells and states that there used to be a 3rd.
[1] This Church consists only of the Chancell and Body. The Tower is at ye West End; in it are 3 Old Bells thus inscribed. 1. Johannes est Nomen ejus. 2. Sancte Leonarde, Ora pro Nobis. 3. Nomen Magdalene Campana gerit Melodie. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1759)

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