The Church Bells of the City of London

ST ALBAN, WOOD STREET

Photo DrL 24th April, 2004

Formerly 2 bells
Tenor: 4 cwt approx. in A
Church demolished in 1965 leaving tower remaining. Bells removed.

DETAILS OF THE FORMER BELLS

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Note

Cast

Founder

Sanctus Bell

1 cwt approx. 21"

1704

John Peel

Call Bell

4 cwt approx. 27?" A 1767 Lester & Pack
S 1767
 
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1552

Record of 5 bells and sanctus ("Itm a Chime and a Clocke, Belles V and one smalle belle called a sanctes belle").

1633-4

Church rebuilt by Inigo Jones as the old church was dangerously dilapidated.

1666

Church partially destroyed in the Great Fire.

1682-7

Church restored by Wren at a cost of ?3,165-0-8, retaining the outer walls of the earlier building. The north west tower is the work of Wren.

1708

Record of 2 bells.

1897

Record of 2 bells.

1941

Church destroyed during a bombing raid leaving only the tower, which has been preserved. The bells have since been moved out of the tower.

1954

Parish united with that of St Vedast, Foster Lane.

  The church in c.1875
(from Spitalfields Life)