The Church Bells of the City of London

ST MICHAEL QUEENHITHE

 
Formerly 2 bells at time of demolition.
Tenor: 18 cwt approx. in E
Formerly a frame for 6 bells.
Church and tower demolished 1876.
Treble transferred to St James, Garlickhythe
Formerly 6 bells in the tower prior to the Great Fire of 1666.

DETAILS OF THE BELLS

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Note

Cast

Founder

1

1 cwt approx. 19" A

1686

William & Philip Wightman

2

18 cwt approx. 47" E 1731 Richard Phelps

INSCRIPTIONS

1.
  &

&

 

THIS BELL IS THE GIFTE OF WILLIAM DAWES 

 

  IOHN OLIVER FOR Ye USE OF QVEN HITHE   

 TRINITY PARISH
1686
2. THE REVND SANSOM ESTWICK BD RECTOR MESSIEURES RICHD GILBERT HENRY WOOD CHURCH WARDENS RICHARD PHELPS MADE ME J731
 

HISTORY

1552 Record of 6 bells plus santus bell in the tower ("vj belles with the saunce").
1666 Church destroyed in the Great Fire.
1676-7 Church built by Sir Christopher Wren.
1708 Record of "Frames for 6 bells, but only 2 and the Saints bell are up".
1824 Record of 3 bells.
1859 Tyssen visited the church, noted two bells and recorded the inscriptions.  He noted that the largest bell was cracked.

1876

Church demolished.  The parish was united with that of St James, Garlickhythe, to where the treble was transferred.