Rusthall, St Paul

Photo: Dickon Love, 29th Jan 2005

  • 1 bell hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 18 cwt approx. in E.
  • Grid Ref: TQ566391
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester

    Sound clip of the single bell.(Dickon R Love, 29 Jan 2005)

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)

(As supplied)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Single Bell 18 cwt approx.18-2-347¾" E 1850 Charles & George Mears, Whitechapel Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


How the bells are tuned


1850 Church built and bell cast.
1868 Parish created from St Mary the Virgin, Speldhurst.
c 1931 Canons removed and bell rehung on a new headstock by Mears & Stainbank, reusing the original wheel.
1992 Bell inspected by Graham Pledger who observed that it was hung in a ringing frame, swinging north-south. The frame was moved southwards on the original sills, presumable to accommodate the heating system in the ringing chamber below (possibly in 1931).


Michael Royalton-Kisch ringing the single bell.
Photo: David Cawley, 29 Jan 2009

The single bell, hung for ringing.
Photo: Dickon Love, 29 Jan 2009

Photo: Dickon Love, 29 Jan 2009

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