Ickham, St John the Evangelist

Photo: Richard Offen, 2007

  • 4 bells hung dead and chimed with Ellacombe hammers
  • Tenor: 7-1-13 in A.
  • 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 Founder Canons Retuned
1 4 cwt approx.26⅞" E 1641 John Palmar I Never
2 5 cwt approx.30" D 1641 John Palmar I Never
3 6-1-032½" C 1641 John Palmar I Never
4 7-1-1335⅛" A 1641 John Palmar I Never

 - Hung dead



1641 A ring of 4 was cast by John Palmer I.
1758 Record of 4 bells in the tower (Faussett). [1]
1793 Record of 4 bells in the tower (Cozens). [2]
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)
[2] At the West end is a spire steeple, in which is a peal of four bells. (A Tour the the Isle of Thanet and Some other Parts of East Kent, Cozens, Zechariah, 1793)


The Ellacombe apparatus rack.

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 6 November 2020