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Ickham
 

Ickham, St John the Evangelist


Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

  • 4 bells hung dead and chimed with Ellacombe hammers
  • Tenor: 7-1-13
  • Grid Ref: TR222581
  • Rung from: Don't know / not applicable
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury


Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
1 4 cwt approx.26⅞" E 1641 John Palmar INever
2 5 cwt approx.30" D 1641 John Palmar INever
3 6-1-032½" C 1641 John Palmar INever
4 7-1-1335⅛" A 1641 John Palmar INever

Inscriptions

History

1641 A ring of 4 was cast by John Palmer I.
1758 Record of 4 bells in the tower. [1]
1800 The fittings were repaired. The wheels are old half wheels converted to full circle ringing. The fittings were not touched until 1996.
1996 Bells rehung dead in a new frame with Ellacombe hammers by Whitechapel. The 3rd nearly split in 2 from top to bottom, so it was welded by Soundweld. The bells were not tuned.
[1] This Church consists of The Chancell, North and South Transepts, and 2 Side Isles. The Steeple, which has a taper Spire, stands at the West End; in which hang 4 Bells, whose inscriptions (if they have any) it was too dark for Me to read. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1758)

Gallery


The Ellacombe apparatus rack.
Photo:


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 28 March 2020