The Brookland Bell Tower, adjacent to Church of St Augustine in Brookland, is a distinctive detached octagonal wooden bell tower and is unusual in that it is separate from the church. Lots of theories abound as to why, so visit yourself and see if you can work out the mystery. An open framework was built to take a large bell around the 12th Century and was mainly as a warning – for flood or invasion. In about the 15th century the Church Bells were put into the framework and the candle snuffer shaped roof was put on, this was made of weatherboard. Around 1936 it was shingled and was reshingled in 1990 because of the damage caused by the storms of 1987-88 that swept the country. The oldest bell in the tower is over 400 years.
The church is open during daylight hours, but if you want to visit other than church business call in advance.