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Elmsted
 

Elmsted, St James the Great


Photo: Graham Heath, Jun 2007

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Tenor 11 cwt approx.39¼" G 1783 Chapman & Mears, Whitechapel Never
5 7¼ cwt approx34½" A 1721 John Waylett, Cripplegate Never
4 6¼ cwt approx32½" B 1721 John Waylett, Cripplegate Never
3 6 cwt approx.30⅞" C 1721 John Waylett, Cripplegate Never
2 4¾ cwt approx28⅜" D 1721 John Waylett, Cripplegate Never
Treble 4 cwt approx.27¼" E 1721 John Waylett, Cripplegate Never

Inscriptions

Earlier bell

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 6)1721John WaylettNeverRecast in 1783

History

1552 Record of 4 bells. [1]
1721 Ring of 6 cast by John Waylett.
1757 Record of 6 bells in the tower. [2]
1783 Tenor recast.
1799 Record of 6 bells. [3]
1880 Bells rehung at the expense of Sir J. W. Honywood, Bart. which allowed the first ringing on the bells for many years.
1903 Bells rehung, frame strengthened and fittings repaired by Mears & Stainbank.
1917 Bells condemned as unringable.
c 1950 Last known ringing on the bells.
1985 Ellacombe apparatus installed by the K.C.A.
[1] Item iiij bells in the steple and iiij small hand bells. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] "The Bells are 6 in Number and are all of a late Date (cast, as I find since by John Waylet abt. 1721)." (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)
[3] The church, which is dedicated to St. James, is a handsome building, consisting of three isles and three chancels, having a low pointed wooden steeple at the west end, in which are six bells. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)

Gallery



Photo: Dickon Love


Photo: Dickon Love


Photo: Dickon Love


Photo: Dickon Love
Full list of peals here
Full list of quarters here

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