The Church Bells of the City of London

ALL HALLOWS THE GREAT
UPPER THAMES STREET

Formerly 2 bells
Tenor: 18-1-19
Original tower demolished 1876
Church demolished 1894
Substitute tower demolished 1964
Larger bell relocated to St Jude, Hampstead Garden Suburb

DETAILS OF THE BELLS

Bell

Weight
(when in tower)

Diameter

Cast

Founder

Service Bell

18-1-19 48" 1670 John & Christopher Hodson

Priest's Bell

4 cwt approx. 27"

1736

Phillip Hatherell

The larger bell was tuned in 1932 to 18-0-9 when transferred to St Jude's

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EARLIER BELLS

Bell

Supplied
Weight

Cast

Founder Fate

1 of 5

? Sold 1736

2 of 5

? Recast 1670

2 of 5

11-0-0 1670 John & Christopher Hodson Sold 1736

3 of 5

? Recast 1670

3 of 5

14-2-2 1670 John & Christopher Hodson Sold 1736

4 of 5

? Recast 1670

4 of 5

15-2-26 1616 Miles Graye Recast 1670

4 of 5

18-3-21 1670 John & Christopher Hodson Transferred 1932

5 of 5

? Recast 1670

5 of 5

20-0-25 1616 Miles Graye Recast 1627/8

5 of 5

22-1-10 1627/8 Thomas Bartlet Sold 1736

HISTORY

1552

Record of "5 great bells and a sance bell, a clock bell and a little bell for the jack and the clock".

1616

The 4th and tenor (of 5) were recast by Miles Graye.

1627-8

The tenor (of 5) was recast by Thomas Bartlet.

1677-82

Church built by Wren.

1708

It was reported that there were "no bells except a small one to ring at prayer time". This was clearly incorrect.

1670

Three larger bells and a little bell were cast and hung by Richard Phelps (likely to have been bells 2, 3 and 4 of 5).  The largest of these bells survives.

1736

All the bells apart from the 4th were sold and a new bell was bought in part exchange. Phillip Hatherell was the founder of this bell, although the churchwardens accounts name the founder as being a "Mr Ford".

1876

Original tower demolished to permit the widening of Great Victoria Street.

1894

Rest of the church demolished leaving the substitute tower.

1932

The larger bell was retuned at Whitechapel and rehung at St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb (Golder's Green). The smaller bell went to St Michael Paternoster Royal from where it was reportedly stolen.

1964

Substitute tower demolished.

GALLERY

The old belfry.

An engraving of the bells.