The Church Bells of the City of London

ST KATHERINE COLEMAN

Formerly 2 bells
Tenor: 8 cwt approx.
Church demolished in 1925

DETAILS OF THE BELLS

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Cast

Founder

Clock Bell

2 cwt approx. 21"

1749

Unknown

Service Bell

8 cwt approx. 36" 1741 Thomas Lester
 
Clock. J749
 
Service. THOMAS LESTER MADE ME 1741
 
 

HISTORY

1552

No mention of bells in the 1552 Inventory.

1620

Old church repaired.

1624

Church repaired.

1666

The church escaped the Great Fire.

1703

Church repaired.

1708

Record of "3 bells to ring in peal".

1734

The old church was pulled down.

1739-40

A new church was erected from the designs of James Horne, surveyor. It was of brick and stone dressings with a tower at the west end.

1897

Record of 2 bells.

1921

Church closed and parish united with that of St Olave, Hart Street.

1925

Church demolished. One or more bells went to St Catherine Westway White City Fulham, completed in 1923. One of the bells from St Katherine's is still there.

Engraving (Robert West, 1736) The church in c.1910 (from Spitalfields Life)