The Church Bells of the City of London

133, Houndsditch
(formerly Hounsditch Warehouse)

Photo DrL 4th Feb 2003

 
Display chime of 12 bells (formerly chime of 10 plus 2 clock bells)
Bass: 3-2-6 in E
Hung dead on display in the foyer of the building with no mechanism to chime them

DETAILS OF THE BELLS

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Note

Cast

G&J No.

Founder

1

0-0-11 7" G#

1931

4294

Gillett & Johnston

2

0-0-10 73/8" F# 1931 4335 Gillett & Johnston

3

0-0-12 711/16" E 1932 4426 Gillett & Johnston

4

0-0-13 81/16" D# 1932 4476 Gillett & Johnston

5

0-0-20 93/16" C# 1932 4513 Gillett & Johnston

6

0-0-26 101/8" B 1932 4515 Gillett & Johnston

7

0-1-1 103/4" A 1931 4032 Gillett & Johnston

8

0-1-11 117/16" G# 1931 4164 Gillett & Johnston

9

0-1-19 123/4" F# 1932 4609 Gillett & Johnston

10

0-2-8 137/8" E 1933 4784 Gillett & Johnston

11

1-1-3 18" B 1933 4867 Gillett & Johnston

12

3-2-6 26" E 1933 4868 Gillett & Johnston

These bells were originally cast for a number of other destinations, as follows:

Bell Cast Original Destination
1 Nov. 1931 Chicago 18 (3)
2 Nov. 1931 Chicago 20 (8)
3 Feb. 1932 Seclin 35 (1)
4 Jun. 1932 Seclin 34 (2)
5 Sept. 1932 S. Carillon 17
6 Sept. 1932 S. Carillon 19
7 Jan. 1931 Sneek 4 (16)
8 May 1931 Wellesley 7 (2)
9 Dec. 1932
10 Jun. 1933
11 Nov. 1933
12 Nov. 1933

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10 GILLETT & JOHNSTON, FOUNDERS, CROYDON. 1933.
11 GILLETT & JOHNSTON, FOUNDERS, CROYDON. 1933.
12 GILLETT & JOHNSTON, FOUNDERS, CROYDON. 1933.

HISTORY

1931-3

Various bells were cast by Gillett and Johnston for various locations.

1933

Chime of 10 bells put together and supplied with 2 clock bells for the Houndsditch Warehouse.

1981

Current building built. Presumably the bells were rehoused with the clock but without any chiming facilities at this time. The clock chime is "sounded" using a recording played through speakers.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photo DrL 4th Feb 2003 Photo DrL 4th Feb 2003
Photo DrL 4th Feb 2003 Photo DrL 4th Feb 2003