The Church Bells of the City of London

ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL

South West Tower

 

SOUTH WEST TOWER

  • Great Paul (bourdon)
  • Great Tom (hour bell)
  • 2 quarter jacks

NORTH WEST TOWER

Photo DrL Aug 2002

A ring of 12 bells plus an additional service bell hung for ringing
Tenor: 61-2-12 in B flat
Frame: 1878 John Taylor & Co.
Never subsequently retuned.
Upstairs Ringing Room

DETAILS OF THE BELLS

Bell

Weight
(measured
1878)

Weight
(measured
2000)

Diameter

Note

Cast

Founder

Treble

8-1-16

8-1-4 30⅞"

F

1878

John Taylor & Co.

2

9-1-15

9-0-20 32½"

E flat

1878

John Taylor & Co.

3

10-0-3

9-3-12 34"

D

1878

John Taylor & Co.

4

11-3-21

11-2-22 365/16"

C

1878

John Taylor & Co.

5 13-2-14 13-1-0 389/16" B flat 1878 John Taylor & Co.
6 14-0-4 13-2-14 399/16" A 1878 John Taylor & Co.
7 16-2-21 16-1-18 43⅛" G 1878 John Taylor & Co.
8 22-1-18 21-3-18 4711/16" F 1878 John Taylor & Co.
9 28-0-7 27-1-22 52⅜" E flat 1878 John Taylor & Co.
10 30-2-22 29-3-21 55" D 1878 John Taylor & Co.
11 44½ cwt approx. 43-2-0 61½" C 1878 John Taylor & Co.
Tenor 62 cwt approx. 61-2-12 68⅞" B flat 1878 John Taylor & Co.
Service Bell "The Banger" 18-2-26 49⅝" F 1700 Philip Wightman
1. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII.

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PRESENTED BY THE
DRAPERS' COY.

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VNTO GOD ONLY BE HONOVR AND GLORY.
PETER ROLT, ESQ., MASTER.

2. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII.

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PRESENTED BY THE
DRAPERS' COY.

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VNTO GOD ONLY BE HONOVR AND GLORY.
PETER ROLT, ESQ., MASTER.

3. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII.

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PRESENTED BY THE
BARONESS BVRDETT COVTTS
AND THE TVRNERS' COY.

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BY FAITH I OBTEIGNE.
EDWARD CAFFIN, ESQ., MASTER

4. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII.

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PRESENTED BY THE
BARONESS BVRDETT COVTTS
AND THE TVRNERS' COY.

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BY FAITH I OBTEIGNE.
EDWARD CAFFIN, ESQ., MASTER

5. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII.

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PRESENTED BY THE
BARONESS BVRDETT COVTTS
AND THE TVRNERS' COY.

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BY FAITH I OBTEIGNE.
EDWARD CAFFIN, ESQ., MASTER

6. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII

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PRESENTED BY THE
BARONESS BVRDETT COVTTS
AND THE TVRNERS' COY.

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BY FAITH I OBTEIGNE.
EDWARD CAFFIN, ESQ., MASTER

7. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII.

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THE GIFT OF THE
SALTERS' COY.

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SAL SAPIT OMNIA.
IAMES CARR FISHER, ESQ.

MASTER

8. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII.

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PRESENTED BY THE
MERCHANT TAYLORS' COY.

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CONCORDIA PARVĘ RES CRESCVNT.
SAMVEL MASON, ESQ

MASTER.

9. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII.

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THE GIFT OF THE
FISHMONGER'S COY.

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ALL WORSHIP BE TO GOD ONLY.
EDWARD EDWARDS,
PRIME WARDEN

10. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII.

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PRESENTED BY THE
CLOTHWORKERS' COY.

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MY TRVST IS IN GOD ALONE.
IAMES WYLD, ESQ.

MASTER

11. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII.

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THE GIFT OF THE GROCERS' COY.

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GOD GRANT GRACE.
W. I. THOMPSON, ESQ.,

JUNR MASTER.

12. IOHN TAYLOR AND CO.. FOVNDERS LOUGHBOROVGH MDCCCLXXVIII.

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THE RIGHT HONBLE. W.I.R. COTTON, LORD MAYOR.
XIV SEPTEMBER MDCCCLXXVI

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DOMINE DIRIGE NOS.
THIS TENOR BELL WAS PRESENTED

BY THE CORPORATION OF THE
CITY OF LONDON.

S. MADE BY PHILIP WIGHTMAN 1700
 

COATS OF ARMS

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drapers_arms.jpg (15724 bytes) The Worshipful Company of Drapers fishmongers_arms.gif (4148 bytes) The Worshipful Company of Fishmongers
turners_arms.gif (2870 bytes) The Worshipful Company of Turners clothworkers_arms copy.gif (5484 bytes) The Worshipful Company of Clothworkers
salters_arms.gif (3265 bytes) The Worshipful Company of Salters grocers_arms.gif (3675 bytes) The Worshipful Company of Grocers
corporation_arms.gif (2641 bytes) The Corporation of the City of London

GALLERY

The Pictorial World Nov 9th 1878 Photo DrL 7th May 2006
The tenor bell about to be hoisted into the tower.
 
Image from "The Pictorial World", 9th Nov 1878:
1.- Entrance to the Belfry. 2.- Back View of the Apostles. 3.-Daylight at Last. 4.- A Side Peep going up. 5.- The Bells. Montage entitled:
INAUGURATION OF THE NEW PEAL OF BELLS AT ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
The "Banger" in a frame above the ring of 12. This was the original bell at St Paul's.
 
Photo DrL 7th May 2006 Photo DrL 7th May 2006 Photo DrL 7th May 2006
The 9th, donated by the Fishmongers' Company.
 
The 8th, donated by the Merchant Taylors' Company The name of the Prime Warden of the Fishmongers' Company appears on the bell.
Photo DrL 7th May 2006 Photo DrL 7th May 2006 Photo DrL 7th May 2006
A view across the belfry. The 9th is in the foreground The name of the Master of the Merchant Taylors' Company appears on the bell. The 11th, donated by the Grocers' Company.
Photo DrL 7th May 2006 Photo DrL 7th May 2006 Photo DrL 7th May 2006
The treble and 2nd, donated by the Drapers' Company. The 3rd, donated by the Turners' Company. The 7th, donated by the Salters' Company.
Photo DrL 7th May 2006 Photo DrL 7th May 2006  
A view across the belfry with the tenor at the back