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Postling, Ss Mary & Radigund


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  • 3 bells hung dead and chimed with Ellacombe hammers
  • Tenor: 9¾ cwt approx. in G.
  • Grid Ref: TR145391
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Ashford
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
1 7¼ cwt approx.32½" 1623 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, KentNever
2 8 cwt approx.35¼" 1325 William le Belyetere, CanterburyNever
3 9¾ cwt approx.38½" G 1325 William le Belyetere, CanterburyNever

 - Hung dead

Inscriptions

History

1325 The present 2 bells were cast by William le Belyetere. He might have cast 3 bells, of which the current treble is a successor.
1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1623 Treble recast by Joseph Hatch.
1757 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [2]
1799 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [3]
1979 The canons of the tenor were found to be cracked. The bells were rehung for stationary chiming by Whitechapel.
[1] Item iij bells in the steple with one hand bell.Stolen . . . . one hand bell. (Edwardian Inventory,1552)
[2] The Tower, which is cap’t with a Low Spire, stands at ye West End of The Church. In it hang 3 Small Bells, thus inscribed. 1, Joseph HATCH Made Me. 1623. 2. Sancte Petre, Ora pro Nobis. +. 3. Santa Maria, Ora pro Nobis. +. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)
[3] The church, which is dedicated to St. Mary, is very antient, and consists of one isle and one chancel, having a low pointed tower at the west end, in which hang three bells. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)

Gallery


Cross on Tenor
Photo: Richard Offen, 2004

Shield on 2nd
Photo: Richard Offen, 2004

Joseph Hatch mark on the treble.
Photo: Richard Offen, 2004

Part of the treble.
Photo: Richard Offen, 2004

Tenor
Photo: Richard Offen, 2004

2nd
Photo: Richard Offen, 2004

"Nobis" on 2nd or 3rd.
Photo: Richard Offen, 2004


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 2 April 2020