Deal, St Richard

Photo: Rob Baker, 2022

  • Single bell hung on a lever chime bracket attached to chimney
  • Grid Ref: TR362509
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
҂ Single bell

҂  - Hung for swing chiming


1934 A church was built to serve the mining community in the Mill Hill area of Deal. It was equipped with a single bell hung on a bracket from the chimney. The foundation stone was laid on 22 Mar by the Archdeacon of Canterbury. It was opened on 27 Sept by the Bishop of Dover. [1] [2]
[1] NEW CHURCH HALL FOR DEAL. FOUNDATION STONE LAID The foundation stone of the Mission Hall of St. Richard's, a branch of St. Leonard's Church, Deal, to serve the spiritual needs of the mining community at Mill Hill, Deal, was laid by the Archdeacon of Canterbury (the Ven. E. H. Hardcastle) on Thursday. (Kentish Express, Fri 23 Mar 1934)
[2] St. Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, built at a cost of £2200, was opened and dedicated by the Bishop of Dover on Thursday, The Rev. A. E. O. Anderson (Curate of St. Leonards) will have charge of the hall. By shutting off the sanctuary, the building will seat about 350, and will be used for social purposes. (Dover Express, Fri 28 Sept 1934)


A view from the back showing the bell.
Photo: Rob Baker, 2022

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