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Harbledown, St Michael & All Angels

Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

Details of the Bells

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



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)


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