Nackington, St Mary

Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

  • Single bell hung for full circle ringing but unringable
  • Tenor: 3 cwt approx.
  • Grid Ref: TR157546
  • Rung from: Ground Floor
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Canons Retuned
® 1 28" 1724 Samuel Knight, Southwark

®  - Hung for full circle ringing


1724 Bell cast by Samuel Knight.
1758 Record of a single bell in the tower by the antiquary, Rev'd Bryan Faussett, who himself was from Nackington. [1]
1887 Stahlschmidt notes that the belfry floor is very rotten.
1998 The KCACR gave the church advice on the bell and how it should be moved to allow the floor to be renewed.
[1] The Desk is at ye North Side of this Church; and, the Pulpit, at the South Side. It consists of the Great & South Chancells, and the Nave, or Body. The Steeple, which is a low Tower, cap’t with a Low Shingled Spire, is at the North West Corner of the Body; In it hangs only one Small Bell, thus inscribed. John Tadhunter. C.W. – S.K. 1724. (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1758)

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