Patrixbourne, St Mary

  • 3 bells hung for full circle ringing but unringable
  • Tenor: 4-2-25 in D.
  • Grid Ref: TR189551
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® 1 4 cwt approx.26½" 1664 Thomas Palmar I Never
® 2 4½ cwt approx.29" 1325 William le Belyetere, Canterbury Never
® 3 4-2-2530" 1664 Thomas Palmar I Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing



c 1325 Middle bell cast by William le Belyetere (who may have cast all three originally).
1664 Treble and Tenor recast by Thomas Palmar. The parish registers contain a note of this and mentions the weights 329 and 333 Q respectively (whatever this means).
1757 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
[1] The Steeple, in which hang 3 Small Bells, is on ye South Side also, between the Side Isle and Vestry; and is cover’d with an handsome shingled Spire. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1757)


An inspection in late 2004 at Patrixbourne (3, 4½ cwt) revealed some interesting fittings on the treble. These probably date from 1644. Note that there are no nuts visible, and the bolts are tightened by means of butterfly wedges (just visible top centre)
Photo: Frank Lewis, 2004

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