Temple Ewell

Temple Ewell, Ss Peter & Paul

Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

  • Single bell hung for full circle ringing but swing chimed
  • Tenor: 5 cwt approx.
  • Formerly ring of 3, 6¾ cwt approx. 2 bells scrapped.
  • Grid Ref: TR286441
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Single Bell 5 cwt approx.30" 1603 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Treble (of 3)4½ cwt approx.c. 28"UnknownNeverNo details. Cracked & sold 1821.
Tenor (of 3)6¾ cwt approx.33"1610Joseph HatchNeverCracked & sold 1859.


1603 Present bell (old 2nd) cast by Joseph Hatch, one of his first bells.
1610 Bell cast by Joseph Hatch (tenor).
1821 The treble, being cracked, was sold for £14. 10s.
c 1850 During the 19th Century, a new frame was constructed for the present bell.
1859 The tenor (being cracked) was sold for £50. 14s. 2d.
1887 Stahlschmidt records that there were formerly 3 bells here. [1]
1982 The bell was repaired for swing chiming.
[1] There were formerly three bells - one was sold in 1821, being probably cracked and useless; of the inscription on this no record remains. Another was sold in 1859; it was 33 inches in diameter. This was also cracked. The barbarous local custom of striking the bells with a hammer at weddings and on other festive occasions is probably the initial cause of the disappearance of these two bells. ("Church Bells of Kent", J C L Stahlschmidt, 1887)

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