Boughton Street

Boughton Street, St Barnabas

Photo: Rob Baker, 2022

  • Single bell hung under a spirelet
  • Tenor: 1 cwt approx.
  • Grid Ref: TR060593
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Maidstone

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
Single bell 1 cwt approx.18" c1896 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel


1871 A Mission Room was built in a stable at the back of The George Inn. This proved popular among the working people of the parish and resulted in the Church of England looking to build a permanent church.
1893 A plot of land alongside the main road was donated by wealthy parishioner Miss Briscoe.
1895 The foundation stone was laid for a new church on 2 November 1895. The architect was William Milner Fawcett.
1896 The new church of St Barnabas was completed. It was equiped with a small bell hanging visible beneath a spirelet.

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 23 December 2022