Perry Street

Perry Street, All Saints

Photo: Rob Baker, Apr 2022

  • Single bell hung for swing chiming in open gable
  • Grid Ref: TQ635731
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: Hung in south open gable.
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Building Listed Grade: II* Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
҂ Single bell c1869 John Warner & Sons Conventional Never

҂  - Hung for swing chiming



1869 The foundation stone of a new church was laid on Sat 5 Jun. The parish prior to this had been meeting in a Mission Room. It was built with a twin opening gable over the chancel arch, but only one bell was supplied. It was cast by John Warner & Sons, probably in that year (the inscription is hard to read). It was probably hung (in the south gable) the following year. [1]
1870 The church was consecrated on Mon 19 Dec by the Rev. Dr. Clanghton, Bishop of Rochester. [2]
[1] LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OF ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, PERRY STREET. Saturday last witnessed the laying of the foundation stone of a church for the Perry-street district. Some time ago a clergyman, the Rev. A. Jackson, was appointed to the charge, and from the period up to the present the services have been held in a Mission Room... It is to be built of Kentish rag ... There will also be a bell turret rising from the chancel arch. The cost of the work at present in hand will be about £3,000. (Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Mon 14 Jun 1869, Bromley Journal and West Kent Herald, Fri 11 Jun 1869)
[2] The long-delayed consecration of All Saints' Church, Perry Street, took place on Monday last, by the Rev. Dr. Clanghton, Bishop of Rochester. The land on which the church is built is presented by Col. Gladdish, and J. Edmeades, Esq. The architect is Mr. Jas. Brooks, of Serle-street, Lincoln's Inn, London, and the builder, Mr. T. Blake, of Gravesend, whose foreman, Mr. Offord, has been very efficient in the work. The erection is early English in style, consisting of nave, north and south aisles, and aisled chancel; is 103 feel in length and 42 feet in width. [Further details of the day] (Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Sat 24 Dec 1870)


Drone photograph of the church.
Photo: Jason Arthur, June 2022

The bell sits in the south gable opening.
Photo: Jason Arthur, June 2022

Bell with swing chime wheel.
Photo: Jason Arthur, June 2022

Close up gives the inscription.
Photo: Jason Arthur, June 2022

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 5 July 2022