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Westbrook, All Saints


Photo: Brian Butcher, 2005

  • Single bell hung for swing chiming with lever plus sanctus bell in the church
  • Tenor: 8½ cwt approx. in B♭.
  • Grid Ref: TR344702
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Frame: Large bell: 1911 oak frame by Barwell. Small bell: 2016 steel bracket frame by Taylor
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
҂ Single Bell 8½ cwt approx.36¾" B♭ 1911 James BarwellNever
Sanctus bell ½ cwt approx.12⅞" F 1880 John Warner & SonsNever

҂  - Hung for swing chiming
 - Hung dead

Inscriptions

History

1874 Church built as a Mission Church.
1880 A bell by Warner was provided for the Mission Church.
1894 Nave and chancel of present church built by T. Andrews.
1897 Lower part of the (oblong) tower incorporating the vestries was built by E. S. Prior.
1909 The upper stages of the tower were built by W. D. Caroe.
1911 Bell cast and installed in the tower by Barwell of Birmingham.
1975 Tower inspected by David Cawley who observed the Barwell bell and noted another second hand bell lying on the steps in the tower cast by John Warner & Sons in 1880.
2012 A new tower access scheme was installed by John Taylor & Co.
2016 The small bell was refitted by John Taylor & Co & rehung dead in the church as a sanctus bell.

Gallery


The bell in the belfry.
Photo: Brian Butcher, 2005


Photo: Brian Butcher, 2005

A view of the church in 1910, shortly after the tower was built.
Photo: David Cawley collection

The Parish Priest, the Revd David Cawley with the newly hung sanctus bell in the church.
Photo: David Cawley, 2 Nov 2016

Elsewhere in the Parish

Margate, Chapel of the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital
Single bell hung for swing chiming


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 27 June 2020