The Church Bells of the City of London

ST MARY ABCHURCH, CANNON STREET

Photo DrL May 2001

1 bell hung for ringing
5? cwt approx. in D (1182Hz)
Frame: probably c.1687
Derelict
Rung from upper floor
Formerly a ring of 6 prior to the Great Fire.

DETAILS OF THE BELL

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Note

Cast

Founder

Single Bell

5? cwt approx. 30" D

1675

James Bartlett
1 PETER CAVSTON THOMAS GRAYSON CHVRCHWARDENS 1675
 

HISTORY

1552

Record of 6 bells in the tower, although they were probably 4 large and 2 small ("Item vi belles in the stepull greate & small").

1666

Church and bells destroyed in the Great Fire.

1675

Bell cast by James Bartlett.

1681-7

Church rebuilt by Wren with a tower of 4 storeys rising to 51 ft. The bell was hung in a new frame, for ringing.

GALLERY

Photo DrL 18th Jan 2007 Photo DrL 18th Jan 2007 Photo DrL 18th Jan 2007
Michael Royalton-Kisch with
the derelict bell.
   
Photo ASCY Library
   
  The church in c.1910
(from Spitalfields Life).