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      Love's Guide to

The Bells of the City of London
St Olave Old Jewry

St Olave Old Jewry, Old Jewry

Photo: Dickon R Love

The former bells

Bell Weight Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
111 cwt approx.40"1674Anthony BartlettRemoved 1888. Eventual fate unknown
Clock bell2 cwt approx.21"1823Thomas Mears IIRemoved 1888. Eventual fate unknown
Sanctus bell2 cwt approx.21"1675James BartlettRemoved 1888. Eventual fate unknown


1666 The old church destroyed in the Great Fire.
1671 The foundation stone of the new church on 12 Apr, built from one of Wren’s designs, was laid.
1679 6 large bells were cast by James Bartlett and hung in the tower.
1687 The tenor was recast by James Barlett.
1710 2 treble bells were added by Richard Phelps to make 8.
1775 The treble was recast by Pack & Chapman.
1930 The bells were retuned and rehung by Mears & Stainbank.
1940 On 29 Dec the church was badly damaged and the bells were destroyed in the War. The church was subsequently restored by Cecil Brown.

Pictures of the church



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