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Holy Trinity Minories

Holy Trinity Minories, Minories

  • Formerly ring of 3 bells, 1 cwt approx
  • Grid Ref: TQ336811
  • Diocese: London

The 1711 ring of 3

Bell Weight Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 3)1711Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1724 or 1753
2 (of 3)1711Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1724 or 1753
Tenor (of 3)2¼ cwt approx.1711Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1724 or 1753

Recasting in 1724

Bell Weight Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
One of the 31724UnknownNeverRecast 1753

The 1753 ring of 3

Bell Weight Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Treble (of 3)½ cwt approx.16"C♯1753Thomas LesterNeverRemoved 1899, fate unknown
2 (of 3)½ cwt approx.16"C1753Thomas LesterNeverRemoved 1899, fate unknown
Tenor (of 3)½ cwt approx.19"A1753Thomas LesterNeverRemoved 1899, fate unknown


1666 Church escaped the Great Fire.
1711 A new ring of 3 bells was cast by Richard Phelps at a cost of £24. (The old bells were taken to him in 1709.) The tenor was 2¼ cwt.
1724 One of the bells, having become broken, was recast.
1734 On October 10th, 1734, William Laughton and two other ringers rang the bells. They rang 168 sixes with some difficulty, which he wrote about. [1]
1753 Tower built, a bell was sold and 3 new bells were cast and hung. The bells cost £23.19.1.
1899 Church closed and was later demolished. The fate of the bells is unknown.
[1] That is the hardest peal to raise That e'er I met in all my days. The tenor is so very light, Two hundred one quarter is the weight. The ropes were small, - our hands they cut, No sallies in them e'er were put; So with some chalk we made a mark, Or else we'd all been in the dark, But that shewed us whereabouts to catch, And stop in due time at full stretch. But for all that we made ado To keep the ropes from slipping through. (William Laughton, 1734)


Old engraving of the church.

Engraving of the ruins.
Photo: DLC collection.

Not much of the church remains today. One of the walls can be seen here. The church yard is now a park in the foreground.
Photo: Dickon R Love, 2004


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