Upstreet, Grove Ferry Inn

  • 2 bells on display hung dead
  • Tenor: 1-1-9 in B.
  • Grid Ref: TR236631
  • Public House

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
1 1 cwt approx.c15" 1858 John Warner & Sons () Never
2 1-1-918" B 1927 Gillett & Johnston, Croydon (11844) Never

 - Hung dead



1831 The building was built as a coaching house with its name taken from the hand drawn ferry which took people across the River Stour.
1858 Bell cast by John Warner & Sons
1927 Bell cast by Gillett & Johnston for the John Roan School in Greenwich as their clock bell. At some point this bell was replaced at the school and found its way to this pub. The bell was identified by its serial number (11844).


Gillett bell
Photo: Dickon Love, Oct 2006

Warner bell
Photo: Dickon Love, Oct 2006

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 10 May 2020