Acrise, St Martin

  • Hung for full circle ringing but derelict
  • Tenor: 4 cwt approx.
  • Grid Ref: TR194422
  • 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 Founder Canons Retuned
® 1 4 cwt approx.26" 1664 Thomas Palmar I Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing



1552 Record of 2 bells. [1]
1664 Bell cast by Thomas Palmar I and hung in a frame which appears to have been built at the same time, as it is engaged with the timberwork of the turret.
1758 Record of 1 bell. [2]
1799 Record of 1 bell. [3]
1922 The tower was significantly altered and partially rebuilt.
1967 Bell inspected by David Cawley who noted that the fittings appeared to be as old as the bell, and included a large half wheel converted to a full one. The bell appeared never to have been out of the turret since installation.
[1] "Item ij bells in the stepill" (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] "This Church, which is very small, consists of the Chancell and Body only. In The Tower, which is very low, hangs 1 little Bell, inscribed thus: Thomas Palmar made Me." ("The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent", Edward Hasted, 1758)
[3] The church, which is dedicated to St. Martin, is but small, consisting of only one isle and one chance, having a tower at the west end, with a low turret on it, flat at top, in which there is one bell. ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, Vol 8', Edward Hasted)

Elsewhere in the Parish

Acrise, Acrise Place
Single clock bell hung in a cupola above old stables

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 18 June 2020