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Old Romney

Old Romney, St Clement

Photo: Richard Offen, 2011

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
1 5 cwt approx.30" 1634 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never
2 6 cwt approx.32¾" Richard Kerner Never
3 7½ cwt approx.35¾" 1709 Matthew Bagley, Cripplegate Never



c 1530 Early 15th Cent. Present middle bell cast by Richard Kerner.
1634 Present treble cast.
1709 Present tenor cast.
1799 Record of 3 bells in the tower. [1]
1887 Stahlschmidt noted the three bells.
[1] A tower at the south-west corner, on which is a low pointed turret, covered with shingles, in which hang three bells. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol 8', Edward Hasted)


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