Smeeth, St Mary

Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

  • Single bell hung dead
  • Tenor: 6¼ cwt approx.
  • Formerly ring of 3, 9 cwt approx. 2 bells sold.
  • Grid Ref: TR072396
  • 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 6¼ cwt approx31¾" 1603 Joseph Hatch, Ulcombe, Kent Never

 - Hung dead


Prior to somewhere between 1758-1887

Bell Weight
(most recent)
2nd (of 3)7 cwt approx.c 34"UnknownNeverBlank. Sold 1758-1887.
Tenor (of 3)9 cwt approx.c 37"1620Joseph HatchNeverSold 1758-1887.


1552 Record of 3 bells in the large Norman tower.
1603 Treble recast by Joseph Hatch.
1620 Tenor recast by Joseph Hatch
1758 Record of 3 bells in the tower. The 2 larger bells were subsequently sold. [1]
1799 Hasted makes no mention of bells. [2]
c 1850 During the 19th Century, the remaining bell was rehung for chiming.
[1] "This Church consists of the Great, and North Chancells, the Body, & North Isle. In a low cap’t Tower at the West End of the Body, are 3 Bells (one of them fall’en). 1. Joseph Hatch made Me. 1603. 2. This has no Inscription. 3 Josephus Hatch me fecit. 1620." (Rev’d Bryan Faussett, 1758)
[2] ('The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent', Edward Hasted)

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 11 May 2020