Dover, De Bradelei Wharf (formerly Admiralty Pier Lighthouse)

  • Display bell
  • Tenor: 7½ cwt approx.
  • Grid Ref: TR319417

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
҈ Single Bell 7½ cwt approx.34" 1895 Charles Carr, Smethwick

҈    - Unhung



1895 Bell cast by Carr of Smethwick for the Admiralty Lighthouse.
2004 03/02/2019 00:00:00 Bell inspected by Nicholas J Davies [1]
[1] The bell, as you can see, is quite a nice casting although it looks as though someone has had a go at buffing it up!. Cast as expected with a button cap, it has a moulding wire arrangement of 3-2-2-3-2. The principle dimensions are: Diameter: 34 ins Shoulder circumference: 64 ins Lip to shoulder tangent: 24 ins. The inscription on the waist is in 1 inch high pseudo-gothic capitals. The bell is quite good for tone; I did not pitch it but it sounds about C/B. The mark made by the external hammer can be clearly seen; I could not examine inside (did not have my limbo-dancer kit with me), but had a feel around and was surprised to find the internal soundbow quite rough and pitted, almost as though an internal clapper had been contacting over a wide area. (Notes from Nicholas J Davies)


Photo: Nicholas Davies, Feb 2004

Photo: Nicholas Davies, Feb 2004

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