Harbledown, St Michael & All Angels

Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

  • 3 bells hung for full circle ringing but swing chimed
  • Tenor: 6 cwt approx. in B♭.
  • Grid Ref: TR131581
  • Rung from: Don't know / not applicable
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: II Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
҂ 1 3¼ cwt approx.26½" 1603 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Conventional Never
҂ 2 4½ cwt approx.29⅝" 1670 Thomas Palmar I Never
҂ 3 6 cwt approx.32¾" 1450 William Chamberlain Conventional Never

҂  - Hung for swing chiming


Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
1 All bells Timber



c 1450 Bell cast by William Chamberlain (tenor of 3). The present frame was constructed.
1603 Bell cast by Joseph Hatch (treble of 3).
1670 Bell cast by Thomas Palmar I (middle of 3).
1758 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1851 The old ringing gallery was done away with and the bells were then rung from the ground floor.
1962 Bells rehung for swing chiming (with full circle wheels) by Mears & Stainbank.
[1] This Church consists only of the Chancell and Body. The Steeple which is low, stands at the West End, in which hang 3 Bells thus inscribed. 1. Joseph Hatch made Me, 1613 (as it seems). 2. .../1670. 3. Sancta Katherina, ora pro Nobis. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1758)

Elsewhere in the Parish

Canterbury, Kent College Chapel
Single bell hung for swing chiming with lever

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 1 April 2016