Hartlip, St Michael & All Angels

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 12-0-20 in F♯.
  • Grid Ref: TQ839642
  • Rung from: Upstairs Ringing Room
  • Frame: 1905 Mears & Stainbank
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Maidstone
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Rochester
  • 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
® Treble 4-3-1828¼" D♯ 1893 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Conventional Never
® 2 5½ cwt approx C♯ 1578 Unknown Conventional Never
® 3 7 cwt approx. B 1628 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Conventional Never
® 4 8 cwt approx. A♯ 1632 John Wilnar, Borden, Kent Conventional Never
® 5 10 cwt approx. G♯ Robert Burford, London Conventional Never
® Tenor 12-0-2041¼" F♯ 1905 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel Conventional Never

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Treble4-3-528½"1785William MearsNeverRecast in 1893
Tenor12-2-1742½"1628John WilnarNeverRecast in 1905


1392 -1418 Present 5th cast.
1578 Present 2nd cast.
1628 Tenor and present 2nd cast by John Wilnar.
1632 Present 4th cast.
1785 Treble cast by William Mears.
1845 Bells rehung by John Stedman.
1893 Treble recast by Mears & Stainbank.
1905 Bells rehung and tenor and treble recast by Mears & Stainbank. The treble had a large piece broken from the shoulder.


3rd bell, inscribed with black letter writing.
Photo: David Cawley, Jan 1972
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2019-03-151296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2018-10-131260 Doubles (3m)
2017-11-041260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
2017-02-051260 Grandsire Doubles
2016-05-051260 Grandsire Doubles
2015-10-191260 Thelwall Bob Minor
2015-09-031260 Plain Bob Minor
2014-05-311272 London Surprise Minor
2014-03-221260 Reverse Canterbury Pleasure Place Doubles
2008-02-231260 Doubles (2m)
2002-10-191260 Doubles (2m)
1987-10-311296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1978-08-221272 Ipswich Surprise Minor
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

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