Nonington, St Mary

  • 3 bells hung for full circle ringing but unringable
  • Tenor: 9 cwt approx. in A♭.
  • Grid Ref: TR252523
  • 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 6½ cwt approx.32" 1854 John Warner & Sons Conventional Never
® 2 7 cwt approx.33½" Robert Burford, London Conventional Never
® 3 9 cwt approx.36" A♭ 1683 John Hodson, Whitechapel Conventional Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


Prior to 1854

Bell DateFounderRetunedFate
Tenor1621Joseph HatchNeverDiscarded in 1854 in favour of new treble.


c 1400 Current middle bell (formerly treble) cast.
1621 Tenor cast by Joseph Hatch.
1683 Current tenor (formerly middle bell) cast.
1758 Faussett noted "3 Heavy bells", noting the Hatch tenor and present 2 and 3. [1]
1854 The tenor was recast by John Warner into a treble bell. It was hung on the headstock of the bell it replaced.
[1] This Church consists of, The Great, and North, Chancells, The Body, and North Isle. The Tower, which is very low, stands at the West End of the North Isle. In it hang 3 heavy Bells, thus inscribed. 1. Sancta Katerina. Ora pro Nobis. 2. John Hodson Me Fecit. 1683. S. Nash & Robt. Payne, Ch. Wardens. 3. Josephus Hatch Me Fecit. 1621. It was anciently a Chappel to Wingham; but, in ye Year 1282, upon dividing Wingham into 4 Parishes, this was one of them (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1758)

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