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St. Mary’s church has a ring of eight bells, cast by various bellfounders between 1590 and 1768.  Note: for weights of bells the foundries and ringers continue to use hundredweights (cwt.), quarters (qtr.) pounds (lb.).  The tenor, the heaviest bell of the ring, weighs 19cwt.1qtr.4lb. (1000 kg). 

Views of the bells

 

 
Another view of the bells

As part of the 800th Anniversary celebrations in 1950 the bells were re-hung on steel frames with completely new fittings and the bells were re-tuned by Gillett and Johnson of Croydon. The bells were originally a ring of five, but of these ancient bells recorded in the inventory of Edward VI not one remains.

The far side of the tower

The present peal is of eight, and all bear inscriptions, with the exception of the 5th, from between 1604 and 1767. The Tenor 47in in diameter, weighs 19cwts. 1qr. 4lbs., was cast in 1767. The total weight of the full peal is 76cwt, 0qr. 23lbs.

The nearest bell to the steps  
A view across the tower  
   
   
   
   

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