Chiddingstone Causeway

Chiddingstone Causeway, St Luke

  • Single bell hung for swing chiming with levers
  • Tenor: 1-1-18 in G♯.
  • Grid Ref: TQ520465
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: 1887
  • 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
҂ 1 1-1-1819" G♯ 1887 Gillett & Co, Croydon (1047)

҂  - Hung for swing chiming


How the bells are tuned


1887 A bell was supplied to "Penshurst Mission Church" by Gillett & Johnston.
1897 Present church built by Sir Mervyn Macartney, architect.
1906 Parish created from that of St Mary's Chiddingstone, Leigh and Penshurst.
2005 Bell inspected by Love, Cawley and Kisch where it sat in the middle of a vast belfry on a doncaster headstock.


The Gillett bell in a braced centre posted frame (!) hanging in the middle of the vast belfry. Stonework can be seen in the tower where the bellframe is designed to hang.
Photo: Dickon Love, 25 Jan 2005

A vast belfry.
Photo: Dickon Love, 25 Jan 2005

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