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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
Treble 4-0-264-1-728" D 1907 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon 1994 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
2 5-1-1331½" C 1632 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1994 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
3 7-1-1¼34⅜" B♭ 1994 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Never
4 8-3-937" A 1623 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1994 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
5 10-2-1940½" G 1632 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 1994 Whitechapel Bell Foundry
Tenor 13-3-1344" F 1632 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent 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.


  • "Cobham, Kent", Litten, Julian W S (The Ringing World) 3 March 2006
  • Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2019-03-171260 Grandsire Doubles
    2019-02-101260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2019-01-271300 Doubles
    2018-12-301260 Bob Doubles
    2018-11-251260 Grandsire Doubles
    2018-11-111300 Plain Bob Doubles
    2018-09-231260 Grandsire Doubles
    2018-09-071272 London Surprise Minor
    2018-09-031260 Doubles (1p/4m)
    2018-08-241296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2018-08-011260 Doubles (2m)
    2018-07-221260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2018-06-241260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2018-05-271260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2018-03-251260 Grandsire Doubles
    2018-01-281260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2017-11-201260 Plain Bob Doubles
    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
    Full list of peals here
    Full list of quarters here

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