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Cudham
 

Cudham, Ss Peter & Paul


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 10-0-2137⅛" A 1890 John Taylor & Co., Loughborough
9 6-0-1332⅞" B 1661 John Hodson, Whitechapel
8 4-2-1529⅛" C♯ Thomas Bullisdon
7 3-2-1427⅛" D 1661 John Hodson, Whitechapel
6 3-1-1626½" E 1920 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel
5 3-2-528" F♯ 1929 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
4 3-0-2125" G♯ 1930 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
3 3-0-14½23" A 1930 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
2 2-3-121¾" B 1930 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never
Treble 2-2-020½" C♯ 1930 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon Never

Inscriptions

History

c 1480 -1500 Bell cast by Thomas Bullisdon.
1552 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [1]
1661 2 bells (at least) recast by John Hodson.
c 1850 One of the bells was cracked while it was "rung" with a hammer while it was clapperless.
1890 Tenor added by John Taylor.
1920 Treble added or recast: tower now contains 5 bells.
1930 5 trebles added by Gillett & Johnston and hung in a new frame.
1970 9th and 10th clappers rebushed and tenor rehung on ball bearings.
[1] Item on litle hand bell of brasse. Item iiij bells in the steple suted of brasse. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)

Gallery


The Gillett 4th.
Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006

The Gillett 2nd.
Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006


Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006


Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006

The Hodson 7th.
Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006

A very busy belfry: it is two tiered with 4 bells above 6 bells.
Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006

The Gillett 5th.
Photo: Dickon Love, 27 Dec 2006
Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2015-05-095040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
2015-01-065040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
2012-08-265040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
2006-11-055040 Swindon Surprise Royal
2004-12-145040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
1991-12-185040 Plain Bob Royal
1982-07-235039 Grandsire Caters
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2016-08-181259 Grandsire Caters
2016-04-231320 Plain Bob Doubles
2014-10-251259 Grandsire Caters
2010-12-041296 Plain Bob Caters
2010-02-191260 Plain Bob Doubles
1987-08-221272 Surprise Minor (2 Methods)
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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