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Denton
 

Denton, St Mary Magdalene


  • 2 bells hung for full circle ringing but swing chimed
  • Tenor: 7½ cwt approx. in .
  • Grid Ref: TR216147
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: Medieval side by side frame for 3 bells (adapted)
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II*. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

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

Inscriptions

Prior to 1870

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

History

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)

Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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