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Molash
 

Molash, St Peter


Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

  • Single bell hung for swing chiming with lever
  • Tenor: 7-0-23
  • Grid Ref: TR024520
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: Ancient timber frame for 3, restored 2002.
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
1 7-0-2333⅞" 1608 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, KentNever

Inscriptions

Prior to c.1770

Bell Weight
(most recent)
DiameterDateFounderFate
Treble (of 3)6¼ cwt approx.32"UnknownMediaeval. Sold c. 1770.
Tenor (of 3)9 cwt approx.37"1622Joseph HatchSold c. 1770.

History

1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower.
1608 Middle bell recast by Joseph Hatch.
1622 Tenor recast.
1757 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
c 1770 The upper stage of the tower was rebuilt: the tenor and treble (of 3) were sold.
1887 Stahlschmidt only recorded one bell in the tower.
2002 The staple was drilled out; the medieval clapper received a new top end; the headstock, gudgeons & bearings were replaced with refurbished 1887/1935 Warner/Mears ones from Hernhill 7th: the only new items were the independent crown staple & chiming lever. The bell was refurbished by Taylors and rehung to be chimed by lever by the KCACR. (It was not tuned: English Heritage were even unhappy about the crown staple coming out!)
[1] This Church consists only of a Body and Chancell, both Tyled. At the West End is the Steeple wch. has a *Shingled Spire, and 3 Small Bells, with ye following Inscription. 1. Sancte Martine, ora pro Nobis. 2**. Joseph Hatch Made Me 1622. [He doesn’t give No. 3] (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)

Gallery


The bell at John Taylor's works in Loughborough in 2002.
Photo: Andrew Higby, John Taylor Bellfounders


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 30 March 2020