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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

Bellframes

Position
Frame Bells Year Maker Material Truss(es) Local
Layout
Lower chamber 1 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 1992 Whitechapel Bell Foundry Steel
8.3
Upper chamber 2 Clock & sanctus bells

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.
    2023-02-035088 West Bridgford Delight Major
    2023-02-035040 Ardessie Surprise Royal
    2023-02-035040 Doubles (2m)
    2023-02-025040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    2023-02-025040 Yorkshire Surprise Royal
    2023-02-025040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    2023-02-015120 Winford Surprise Major
    2023-02-015040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    2023-02-015056 Cambridge Surprise Major
    2023-02-015152 Ribblesdale Delight Major
    2023-02-015152 Farleigh Castle Delight Major
    2023-02-015040 Surprise Minor (7m)
    2023-01-315152 January Surprise Major
    2023-01-315152 Spliced Surprise Major (19m)
    2023-01-315088 Spliced Surprise Major (10m)
    2023-01-315088 Anglesey Surprise Major
    2023-01-315040 Minor (3m)
    2023-01-315088 Ememem Delight Major
    2023-01-305007 Stedman Cinques
    2023-01-305152 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
    2023-01-295040 Cambridge Surprise Royal
    2023-01-295024 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
    2023-01-295033 Bristol Surprise Major
    2023-01-295760 Spliced Surprise Minor (41m)
    2023-01-295040 Metro Alliance Major
    Recent Quarter Peals
    The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
    2023-02-041272 Spliced Surprise Minor (2m)
    2023-02-031280 London Surprise Major
    2023-02-031260 Plain Bob Triples
    2023-02-031260 Plain Bob Minor
    2023-02-031280 Spliced Surprise Major (4m)
    2023-02-031250 Yorkshire Surprise Major
    2023-02-031260 Stedman Triples
    2023-02-031296 Wearmouth Surprise Minor
    2023-02-031320 London Delight Minor
    2023-02-031260 Devils Bridge Bob Minor
    2023-02-031272 Oxford Treble Bob Minor
    2023-02-031344 Speedball Surprise Major
    2023-02-031260 Doubles (2m)
    2023-02-031320 Surfleet Surprise Minor
    2023-02-031296 Bourne Surprise Minor
    2023-02-031260 Doubles (5m)
    2023-02-031264 Plain Bob Major
    2023-02-031296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
    2023-02-031280 Spliced Surprise Major (7m)
    2023-02-031320 Westminster Surprise Minor
    2023-02-031260 St Clement's College Bob Minor
    2023-02-031260 Doubles (2m)
    2023-02-031260 Plain Bob Doubles
    2023-02-031287 Stedman Caters
    2023-02-031320 Snowdrop Treble Bob Minor
    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: 4 February 2023