Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells, St James

Photo: Dickon Love, 29th Jan 2005

  • Single bell hung for full circle ringing but unringable with Ellacombe hammer
  • Tenor: 12-1-1 in G♭.
  • Grid Ref: TQ591398
  • 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)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® Single Bell 12-1-141½" G♭ 1863 George Mears & Co., Whitechapel Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


How the bells are tuned


1862 Parish created from that of Holy Trinity, Tunbridge Wells. Church opened 15th May. It was built to the design of Ewan Christian Esq. of Whitehall Place, Westminster.
1863 Bell cast by George Mears and hung for ringing in a timber frame on a lead floor open to the elements through the tower openings. The frame wasn't fixed to the floor and therefore would move when rung.


The single bell, hung for ringing, but unringable through poor framework and fittings.
Photo: Dickon Love, 29 Jan 2005

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