Postling comes from the Old English ‘ingas’ meaning the ‘people of, people called
after’ combined with a warlord’s name; therefore, ‘people of Possel’. The Domesday
Book chronicles Postling as Postinges.
Postling parish church is a Grade: I listed building, dedicated to Saint Mary and
Saint Radegund. The Normans built it in the late 11th or early 12th century with
additions and extensions in the following 100 years. Around 1325, William de Belyetere
cast and hung three bells in the tower. In 1623, Joseph Hatch recast the treble bell.
In 1799, Edward Hasted described the Postling church as ‘very antient, and consists
of one isle and one chancel, having a low pointed tower at the west end, in which
hang three bells’. In 1897, the Victorians carried out a major restoration, renewing
the external window jabs, eastern buttresses and Quoins. Whitechapel repaired and
rehung the bells in 1979…. more