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      Love's Guide to

The Bells of the City of London
St George

St George, Botolph Lane

Photo: ASCY archive

  • Formerly 2 bells, 6 cwt
  • Grid Ref: TQ329807
  • Diocese: London

Bells prior to 1903

Bell Weight Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
Service bell6 cwt approx.30⅞"C♯1674Anthony BartlettNeverRemoved 1903 to St Aldhelm, Edmonton
Sanctus bell1½ cwt approx.19½"G♯1674Anthony BartlettNeverRemoved 1903 and recast 1953 for St Nicholas, Kidbrooke


1552 Record of 3 bells in the tower [1]
1634 Record of a new wheel given to a bell.
1642 Record of a new clapper to the great bell and mending of a clapper to one of the bells.
1649 Record of £1.12.0 paid to a bellhanger for work on the bells. 10s was also paid to mend the wheel of the Saints bell.
1650 £1.5.0 was paid to John Hudson for a new wheel to the great bell and other things. [2]
1666 Church destroyed in the Great Fire.
1671 Work started on rebuilding by Wren. It was finished in 1679.
1675 Record of £15 paid "by mony paid to yet Bell founder". [3]
1708 Record of 2 bells.
1884 Church reopened on 26 October.
1898 Church fell into disuse.
1901 Parish united with that of St Mary at Hill.
1904 Church demolished. The smaller bell probably found its way to St Nicholas Kidbrooke where it was recast for the new church built in 1953. The larger bell went to St.Aldhelm, Edmonton.
[1] Item in the stepell thre medell belles and a Lyttel bell. (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)
[2] John Hudson for a new wheel to the great bell and other things. (Churchwarden accounts, 23 Feb 1650)
[3] (Churchwarden Accounts 8 July 1674)

Pictures of the church


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