The Church Bells of the City of London

ST PETER-LE-POER, OLD BROAD STREET

Formerly 3 bells and a small bell.
Frame for 6 bells.
Tenor: 9-3-26 in G
Church and tower demolished 1908.
2 Bells transferred to St Peter le Poer, Friern Barnet. Others formed metal for the trebles at Willesden (1912).

DETAILS OF THE BELLS

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Note

Cast

Founder

1

6-3-22 33" B

1791

John Warner

2

8-2-7 35" A 1791 John Warner
3 9-3-26 37" G 1791 John Warner
Ting-Tang 2-1-17 22" G 1791 John Warner

INSCRIPTIONS

1. RECAST 1791 JOHN WARNER FOUNDER.

2. RECAST 1791 JOHN WARNER FOUNDER.

3. RECAST 1791 JOHN WARNER FOUNDER.

RECAST 1791.

FORMER BELLS (recast 1791)

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Cast

Founder

1

27"

1629

Thomas Barlett

2

28" 1629 Thomas Barlett
3 31" 1629 Thomas Barlett
4 33" 1629 Thomas Barlett
5 9 cwt approx. 36" 1629 Thomas Barlett

Of these, the 'Treble and second skirted, third “bare”, tenor “full"'.

HISTORY

1615-30

Church enlarged. There were originally 5 bells.

1628-9

Record of the bells being recast. One source says "five - new cast in 1629". These were cast by Thomas Barlett, the tenor weighing approximately 9 cwt.

1666

Church escaped the Great Fire.

1788

The old church, being much decayed, was taken down and a new church was built to the designs of Jesse Gibson. The steeple to the south consisted of a square tower supporting a stone cupola, dominated by a vane.

1791

Church rebuilt and four bells were recast by John Warner.

1792

19th Nov.

Church consecrated.

1824

Record of 4 bells. Tyssen noted "formerly five; there were pits for six in the tower", the remaining bells being three large and a smaller one.

1906

Parish united with that of St Michael, Cornhill.

1907

Site sold.

1908

Church and tower demolished. The church was re-erected in Frier Barnet parish.

1910

Mar.

The Whitechapel Daybook records "received two bells from St. Paul's Cathedral formerly hung at St. Peter le Poer, Old Broad Steet, 8-2-7, 9-3-26 (together 18-2-5) for transfer to St Peter le Poer, Friern Barnet." These were the two tenors.

1912

Jan.

The Whitechapel Daybook records "received two bells from Crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral, 2-1-17 and 6-3-22 for recasting into two trebles for Willesden." These were the treble and sanctus.

ENGRAVINGS

1839