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      Love's Guide to

The Bells of the City of London
 

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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
® 1 3-2-224³⁄₁₆" G 1890 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel1992 Whitechapel
® 2 3-2-724¾" F♯ 1890 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel1992 Whitechapel
® 3 3-2-726¼" E 1887 John Warner & Sons1990 Whitechapel
® 4 3-2-2337⅜" D 1887 John Warner & Sons1990 Whitechapel
® 5 4-0-328⅞" C 1887 John Warner & Sons1990 Whitechapel
® 6 5-0-430⅝" B 1887 John Warner & Sons1990 Whitechapel
® 7 5-2-1533⅛" A 1887 John Warner & Sons1990 Whitechapel
® 8 7-1-2036⅜" G 1887 John Warner & Sons1990 Whitechapel
Sanctus 23¾" F♯ 1864 John Warner & SonsNever
Clock 31⅛" C♯ 1895 John Warner & SonsNever

®  - Hung for full circle ringing
 - Hung dead

History

1864 The church was built and a bell was cast and hung in the tower by John Warner & Sons.
1885 A clock bell was added to the tower by John Warner & Sons.
1887 A ring of 6 bells was cast by John Warner & Sons for St Mary's, Peterborough.
1890 Two bells were cast for Gosport church.
1990 The bells from Peterborough were removed from their church. It was rebuilt and equipped with 8 new bells. The old 6 were taken to Whitechapel Bell Foundry and tuned, pending transfer to St Saviour's.
1992 The Peterborough and Gosport bells were hung in a new frame. A new facility for training ringers was set up and dedicated to James G A Prior, a past Master and Secretary of the Ancient Society of College Youths. The centre was opened on Easter Monday.

Articles

  • "Opening of St Saviour's, Pimlico", RJC (The Ringing World) 1 May 1992
  • Lower belfry


    The ring of 8.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, Oct 2011


    Photo: Dickon R Love, Oct 2011


    Photo: Dickon R Love, Oct 2011

    Upper belfry


    The two original bells hung dead in the room above the belfry.
    Photo: Dickon R Love, Oct 2011
    Recent Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2022-05-155040 Plain Bob Minor
    2022-05-155000 Fermanagh Surprise Royal
    2022-05-155088 Greybury Surprise Major
    2022-05-155125 Stedman Cinques
    2022-05-155056 Plain Bob Major
    2022-05-155055 Stedman Caters
    2022-05-155088 Barbourne Surprise Major
    2022-05-155152 Spliced Surprise Major (23m)
    2022-05-145040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    2022-05-145088 Bristol Surprise Major
    2022-05-145040 Spliced Surprise Maximus (4m)
    2022-05-145040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
    2022-05-145040 Bristol Surprise Maximus
    2022-05-145040 Surprise Minor (3m)
    2022-05-145160 Bristol Surprise Royal
    2022-05-145056 Bristol Surprise Major
    2022-05-145120 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
    2022-05-145040 Lincolnshire Surprise Royal
    2022-05-145040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    2022-05-145056 Whichford Delight Major
    2022-05-135028 Friday The Thirteenth Delight Major
    2022-05-135152 Spliced Surprise Major (8m)
    2022-05-135040 Doubles (11m)
    2022-05-135152 Bristol Surprise Major
    2022-05-135024 Wembley Surprise Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2022-05-161320 Ipswich Surprise Minor
    2022-05-161320 St Frideswide Doubles
    2022-05-161320 Stamford Surprise Minor
    2022-05-151260 Plain Bob Minor
    2022-05-151288 Plain Bob Triples
    2022-05-151260 Stedman Triples
    2022-05-151260 Grandsire Doubles
    2022-05-151280 Lessness Surprise Major
    2022-05-151288 Grandsire Triples
    2022-05-151320 Bluebell Doubles
    2022-05-151260 Plain Bob Minor
    2022-05-151296 Plain Bob Caters
    2022-05-151282 Bristol Surprise Major
    2022-05-151280 Jonah Surprise Major
    2022-05-151280 Rutland Surprise Major
    2022-05-151260 Grandsire Doubles
    2022-05-151296 Little Bob Royal
    2022-05-151380 Doubles (7m/v)
    2022-05-151295 Grandsire Caters
    2022-05-151277 Grandsire Caters
    2022-05-151260 Doubles (2m)
    2022-05-151260 Doubles (5m/6v)
    2022-05-151280 Rutland Surprise Major
    2022-05-151320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2022-05-151260 Plain Bob Doubles
    Full list of peals on Bellboard here
    Full list of quarters on Bellboard here


    Love's Guide to the Church Bells of the City of London Page updated: 16 May 2022