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Langley
 

Langley, St Mary


Photo: Richard Offen, 2005

  • 2 bells hung for full circle ringing but unringable and 8 tubular bells
  • Tenor: 6½ cwt approx. in B.
  • Grid Ref: TQ805514
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
1 4½ cwt approx.30½" C♯ 1599 Thomas Hatch, Ulcombe, KentNever
2 6½ cwt approx.32½" B 1874 John Warner & SonsNever

Details of the Tubular Bells

Bell Length
DiameterDate Founder
1 61½"3½"1925 Harrington, Holland & Co., Coventry
2 1925 Harrington, Holland & Co., Coventry
3 1911 Harrington, Holland & Co., Coventry
4 1911 Harrington, Holland & Co., Coventry
5 1911 Harrington, Holland & Co., Coventry
6 1911 Harrington, Holland & Co., Coventry
7 1911 Harrington, Holland & Co., Coventry
8 94"4"1911 Harrington, Holland & Co., Coventry

Prior to 1865

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderFate
Tenor (of 3)8¼ cwt approx.36"c 1400Robert BurfordSold c.1865.

Prior to 1874

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderFate
Tenor (of 2)6¾ cwt approx.33"1621Joseph HatchRecast in 1874.

History

c 1400 Former tenor cast by Robert Burford.
1599 Present smaller bell cast by Thomas Hatch. This is his only surviving bell.
1621 Middle bell cast by Joseph Hatch.
c 1865 The tenor was sold.
1874 The frame was reconstructed and the former middle bell was recast by John Warner.
1887 Stahlschmidt notes that there were 2 bells in the tower, but that there were formerly 3.
1911 6 tubular bells were given in memory of William S Forster.
1925 2 treble tubular bells were added in memory of John Reginald Collinson
1973 The 2 bells were recorded by NJD and AB as being in a shocking state and the 3rd tube was cracked.



Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 25 April 2020