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All Hallows the Great
 

All Hallows the Great, Upper Thames St


Photo: ASCY archive

  • Formerly 2 bells, 18-1-19
  • Grid Ref: TQ326807
  • Diocese: London

Prior to 1932

Bell Weight
(most recent)*
Weight
(After transfer and tuning)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Smaller bell27"1736Philip HatherellNeverTransf: St Jude Hampstead Gdn Sub
Former 3 of 418-1-1918-3-2148¼"1670John HodsonNever here, retuned 1932 Mears & Stainbank.Transf: St Jude Hampstead Gdn Sub

* Source of weight figures: As supplied 1670

Prior to 1736

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 4)11-0-01670John HodsonNever
2nd (of 4)14-2-21670John HodsonNever
Tenor (of 4)22-1-101627-8Thomas BartlettNever
Little bell1-1-11670John HodsonNever

Prior to 1670

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 5)UnknownNot known when this went, possibly 1670?
2nd (of 5)UnknownRecast 1670
3rd (of 5)UnknownRecast 1670
4th (of 5)15-2-261616Miles GrayeNeverRecast 1670

Prior to 1627

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Tenor (of 5)20-0-251616Miles GrayeNeverRecast 1627-8

History

1552 Record of 5 bells, a Sanctus bell, and a small bell for the jack and the clock. [1]
1616 Churchwardens accounts refer to the recasting of the great bell (20-0-25) and 4th bell (15-2-26) by Miles Graye in 1616.
1627 The tenor (of 5) was recast by Thomas Bartlet [2]
1670 John Hodson cast 3 bells forming 1-3 of 4 over the existing great bell, and also a small bell.
1677 A new church was built by Wren.
1683 A tower was added to the church.
1708 Record of "no bells except a small one to ring at prayer time" (which was clearly incorrect).
1736 Small bell recast by Philip Hatherell. Bells 1, 2 and 4 were sold. "Mr Ford the founder" was named in the accounts (not Philip Hatherell).
c 1780 Entry appeared in Edward Simmons list of peals "hung and repaired: "All Hallows, Thames Street, London, 2 bells, tenor 20 cwt." entry undated.
1824 Record of two bells.
1876 The tower was moved for the widening of Great Victoria St.
1893 Church (except tower) destroyed.
1932 The bells were transferred to St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb. The larger bell was tuned by Mears & Stainbank in the process. [2]
1939 Church bombed in the War.
1964 The ruins of the substitute tower were demolished.
1969 Mondial House was erected on the site.
[1] "5 great bells and a saunce bell, a clock bell and a little bell for the jack and the clock". (Edwardian inventory, 1552)
[2] (Accounts of 1627/8)
[2] (London Diocesan Schedule, David L Cawley, 1980)

Engravings


Engraving of the church.
Photo: DLC collection

Bells in the belfry.
Photo: DLC collection.

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