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Cobham, St Mary Magdalene

Photo: Richard Offen 2007

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
(As supplied)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 13-3-1344" F 1632 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1994 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
5 10-2-1940½" G 1632 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1994 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
4 8-3-937" A 1623 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1994 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
3 7-1-1¼34⅜" B♭ 1994 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
2 5-1-1331½" C 1632 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1994 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
Treble 4-0-264-1-728" D 1907 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon 1994 Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Prior to 1994

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
3rd (of 6)33"B♭1623Joseph HatchNeverRecast 1994


1623 Bells cast (or recast) by Joseph Hatch (certainly the present 4th).
1632 3 or more bells cast or recast by Joseph Hatch to complete the ring of 5.
1689 The 5 bells were rehung.
1692 May The bells were rung to mark victory over the French fleet.
1790 2nd (of 5) recast by Thomas Mears I.
1886 A report was produced on the state of the bells together with the cost of their repair and that of the belfry.
1907 Bells augmented to 6 with a treble from Gillett & Johnston (tuned in August).
1976 Dry summer made the bells unringable. K.C.A. worked on them to make them ringable again.
1994 3rd recast. Bells rehung in a new frame.

Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2017-11-041260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
2017-09-091260 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-08-241260 Grandsire Doubles
2017-07-151300 Plain Bob Doubles
2017-05-131260 Grandsire Doubles
2017-04-221260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-12-191260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-11-051260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-09-181260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-08-011260 Doubles
2016-06-101260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-05-141260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Bob Doubles
2016-04-211260 Plain Bob Doubles
2016-04-171260 Stedman Doubles
2015-12-291260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-12-141320 Norwich Surprise Minor
2015-12-041260 Bob Minor
2015-11-151320 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-10-251260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-10-141260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-08-311260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-08-121260 Plain Bob Doubles
2015-05-021260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-02-131260 February Doubles
2015-01-301260 January Doubles
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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