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      Love's Guide to

The Bells of the City of London
St Alban Wood St

St Alban Wood St, Wood St

Photo: Dickon Love, 24 April 2004

Destroyed in 1941

Bell Weight Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Service bell4 cwt approx.21"1704John PeeleNeverDestroyed 1941
Sanctus1 cwt approx.17"A1767Lester & PackNeverDestroyed 1941


1552 Record of 5 bells and sanctus. [1]
1633 -4 Church rebuilt by Inigo Jones as the old church was dangerously dilapidated.
1666 Church partially destroyed in the Great Fire.
1682 -7 Church restored by Wren at a cost of ?3,165-0-8, retaining the outer walls of the earlier building. The north west tower is the work of Wren.
1708 Record of 2 bells. [2]
1897 Record of 2 bells. [3]
1941 Church destroyed during a bombing raid leaving only the tower, which has been preserved. The bells have since been moved out of the tower.
1954 Parish united with that of St Vedast, Foster Lane.
[1] "Itm a Chime and a Clocke, Belles V and one smalle belle called a sanctes belle" (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] ()
[3] (Amherst D Tyssen)

Old pictures of the church

Photo: DLC collection


The church in c.1875
Photo: Spitalfields Life

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