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Egerton, St James


  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 10 cwt approx. in G.
  • Grid Ref: TQ908475
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1759 John Foster of Egerton, made of timber.
  • Diocese: Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: I. Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Treble 4-1-1126½" E 1927 Alfred Bowell, Ipswich Never
2 5 cwt approx.38¾" D 1759 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel Never
3 5½ cwt approx30½" C 1602 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never
4 6 cwt approx.33" B 1759 Lester & Pack, Whitechapel Never
5 7½ cwt approx35½" A 1717 John Waylett, Cripplegate Never
Tenor 10 cwt approx.39" G 1602 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never


Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble3-3-1627"1759Lester & PackNeverRecast 1927


1468 Tower built.
1552 Record of 5 bells. [1]
1602 2nd and tenor (of 5) recast by Jospeh Hatch.
1717 4th (of 5) recast by John Waylett.
1759 Treble and 3rd (of 5) recast and treble added to make 6 by Lester & Pack. Bells rehung in a new timber frame by John Foster of Egerton.
1908 Clappers refurbished.
1927 Bells rehung and treble recast by Alfred Bowell.
1935 Bellhangers at work.
2003 Investigation of a radio mast installation led to the discovery of the bells having been rehung without anyone knowing, including the Diocese, as no faculty was obtained.
[1] Item in the stepyll v bellys Item a bell over the quier (No doubt the Sanctus bell.) .... hand bells. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)

Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-12-201320 St Clement's College Bob Minor
2017-10-141272 Norwich Surprise Minor
2014-03-281260 Spliced Minor (3 Methods)
2013-08-071260 Grandsire Doubles
2012-06-051260 Grandsire Doubles
2011-05-301260 Grandsire Doubles
2008-11-121320 Norwich Surprise Minor
2008-05-051260 Doubles (11m/V)
2004-01-201320 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
1979-07-091440 Plain Bob Minor
1978-03-061296 Carlisle Surprise Minor
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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