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Worth, Ss Peter & Paul


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 3¼ cwt approx.24¾" D 1881 John Warner & Sons
Treble 2¾ cwt approx.23¾" E 1881 John Warner & Sons
Clock bell 4½ cwt approx.29¼" D 1888 Gillett & Bland, Croydon

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
1 (of 2)1760Lester & PackNeverRecast 1881
2 (of 2)1675John HodsonNeverRecast 1881

History

1675 Larger bell recast by John Hodson.
1759 Record of 2 bells in the tower. [1]
1760 Smaller bell recast by Lester & Pack. The former bell was a blackletter bell.
1795 Record of 2 bells in the tower. [2]
1800 Record of 2 bells in the tower. [3]
1881 Both bells recast and rehung for ringing by John Warner & Sons.
1887 Stahlschmidt notes 2 bells in the tower.
1888 Clock and clock bell added by Gillett & Co.
[1] "This Church consists of the Chancell, Body, and 2 Side Isles; at ye West End, is a low Sspire, in wch. hang 2 Bells, thus Inscribed. 1. Sancta Maria, ora pro Nobis. 2. Tho. Hodson made Me. 1675. R. Philpot, Ch.Warden." (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1759)
[2] In the Steeple are two Bells inscribed: 1. John Hodson Made Mee 1675. Ralph Phillpoot Church Warden, C.H. 2. Lester & Pack, London fecit. 1760. [I think he has got these two the wrong way round.] (Zachariah Cozens, 1795)
[3] The church, which is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, is a small mean building, having a low pointed wooden turret at the west end, in which are two bells. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)

Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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