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St Peter ad Vincula

St Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London

  • Single bell hung for swing chiming
  • Tenor: 3-3-3 in E.
  • Grid Ref: TQ335805
  • Diocese: London

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Single Bell 3-3-326¾" E 1659 John Hodson, Whitechapel 1971 Whitechapel Bell Foundry


1250 The Close Rolls refer to two small bells in the Tower of London.
1607 Articles refer to the use of the tower bell as a curfew bell.
1651 A small bell was (re)cast for the tower near the Lieutenant's lodgings. It is not known who cast this bell, but it bears the initials WB.
1659 A bell was (re)cast for the chapel of St Peter ad Vincula and hung in the cupola above the tower.
1854 A clock chime of 3 bells was supplied by Charles & George Mears at a cost of £101 13s. 7d. [1]
1971 The cupola of the chapel was reconstructed. The bell was cleaned by shot blasting, quarter turned and rehung on a new timber headstock by Whitechapel.
[1] Hon Board of Ordnance [index book says "The Tower of London, Quarters & Hour, 3, 7¾ cwt", bells for clock 3-0-17, 3-3-19, 7-3-23 (15-0-3) @ 6/15/4 £101.13.7 (Whitechapel Daybook, 4 Feb 1854)

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Love's Guide to the Church Bells of the City of London Page updated: 13 October 2019