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Exeter, Devon, Cathedral
8
60 cwt
1350
Unknown
1552
Known to be 8 in mixolydian mode (i.e. 8 with b2nd) by 1552
1616
Existing 8 augmented to 9 in Mixolydian mode (9 with b3rd) in 1616 by John Birdall
Winchester, Hants, Cathedral
7
29 cwt
1200
Unknown
1552
Existing 8 reduced to 7 in 1552 by believed removal of 8/8
1734
Existing 7 recast and augmented to 8 in 1734 by Richard Phelps
Cullompton, Devon, S Andrew
7
14 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1553
Existing 8 reduced to 7 by 1553
1746
Assumed that existing 7 had been reduced to 6 when existing 3-6/6 recast by T Bilbie in 1746
1549
Believed to have been 8 cast in 1549 on completion of Tower by an unknown founder
Wells, Som, Cathedral
6
50 cwt
1587
Carter, Joseph
1587
Tenor of known 6 recast in 1587 by Joseph Carter
1673
Tenor recast in 1673 by Thomas Purdue
Southwark, Gtr Lon, Cathedral
6
46 3 21
1540
Unknown
1540
Tenor recast by an unknown founder in 1540
1673
Believed to be a complete ring of 8 by 1673
1424
8 bells cast in 1424 but believed to be a ring of 6 and 2 extra saunce bells
Warwick, Warks, S Mary
6
39 2 08
1450
Medieval
1600
Known to have been 6 by 1656 so by 1600 assumed
1656
Existing 5 remodelled and augmented to 8 by recasting 5/5 into 3 Trebles making existing medieval 4/5 Tenor in 1656 by Bryan Eldridge
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552, assumed same as those recast and remodelled in 1656
Dover, Kent, S Mary in Castro
6
38 0 10
1345
Medieval
1381
Bell cast by Stephen Norton as part of a ring of 6
1690
Church closed and the existing 6 scrapped in 1690
1345
Known to be 5 bells by 1189, 2 bells cast in 1345 which are assumed to have been 1 & 5/5 by an unknown founder
Hereford, Herefs, Cathedral
6
35½ cwt
1500
Unknown
1500
Known to be 6 by when Tenor cast c1500
1698
Existing 6 restored and augmented to 10 by Abraham Rudhall I in 1697/8
Oxford, Oxon, Cathedral
6
33 cwt
1589
Unknown
1589
Known to be 6 by 1589 when Tenor cast by an unknown founder
1680
Existing 6 augmented to 10 by Christopher Hodson in 1680
Brailes, Warks, S George
6
31 2 08
1450
Medieval
1552
Known to be 6 by 1552
1877
3 and 6/6 recast by W Blews in 1877
London, London, S Michael, Cornhill
6
31½ cwt
1599
Mot, Robert
1599
Tenor recast again by Robert Mot in 1599
1660
Believed that 10 in existence prior to being destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666
1589
Tenor recast at second attempt (first in 1588) in 1589 by Robert Mot
Westminster, Gtr Lon, Collegiate Ch of S Peter (Abbey)
6
30 cwt
1599
Unknown
1599
Known to be 6 by when this Tenor recast by an unknown founder in 1599
1738
Tenor recast by Phelps & Lester in 1738
Rochester, Kent, Cathedral
6
29 0 10
1400
Medieval
1545
Known to be 6 by 1545
1683
5 & 6/6 recast by C Hodson in 1683
London, London, S Andrew, Holborn
6
28 2 07
1587
Mot, Robert
1587
Existing 4 bells recast and augmented to 6 by Robert Mot in 1587
1731
Existing 6 recast and augmented to 8 by R Phelps in 1731
Salisbury, Wilts, S Edmund
6
27 cwt
1474
Medieval
1500
6 by c1500
1603
Tenor recast by J Wallis in 1603
Norwich, Norf, S Andrew
6
26 3 07
1566
Unknown
1566
6 bells when Tenor cast by an unknown founder in 1566
1633
Tenor recast by W & J Brend in 1633
Hitchin, Herts, S Mary
6
25 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to be 6 in 1552 with Tenor of 53" diameter
1689
Existing 6 recast in 1689 by an unknown founder
Wye, Kent, SS Gregory & Martin
6
23 cwt
1593
Mot, Robert
1594
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by Robert Mot in 1594
1686
Tower collapsed in 1686 rendering existing 6 unusable
1593
2-5/5 recast in 1593 by R Mot
Beverley, E Yorks, Minster Ch of SS John & Martin
6
21 0 20
1400
B…,I…
1552
Known to have been 6 in 1552
1747
Known to be 8 by 1747 when 1 & 2/8 cast by Thomas Lester
Christchurch, Dorset, Priory
5
40 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1600
Known to have been 7 in 1539 but existing 5 in 1663 remodelled so assumed 5 in 1600
1663
Existing ring of 5 remodelled and augmented to 6 by W Purdue in 1663 by scrapping former 5/5, recasting existing 4/5 to become new 6/6 and adding new 1 & 2/6
Reading, Berks, S Laurence
5
36 1 21
1595
Carter, Joseph
1595
Tenor recast in 1595 by Joseph Carter
1647
Tenor recast in 1647 by Ellis and Francis Knight
1579
Tenor recast in 1579 by Joseph Carter
Plymouth, Devon, S Andrew
5
35¼ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1594
Known to have been 5 installed in 1594
1631
Existing 5 recast and augmented to 6 in 1631 by an unknown founder
Faversham , Kent, S Mary
5
35 0 04
1459
Sturdy, Joanna
1459
Tenor recast by Joanna Sturdy in 1459
1610
Tenor recast and possible that ring re modelled to 6 by Joseph Hatch in 1610
1441
5 cast by Joanna Hille in 1441
Ormskirk, Lancs, SS Peter & Paul
5
35 cwt
1576
Oldfield, Henry I
1576
Original 5 recast by Henry Oldfield I in 1576
1714
Ring remodelled by recasting former 1-3 & 5/5 into 6 making existing 4/5 the new Tenor in 1714 by Abraham Rudhall
Nottingham, Notts, S Mary V
5
32 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1553
Known to have been 5 by 1553
1637
Tenor recast by G Oldfield II in 1637
Yatton, Som, BVM
5
30 cwt
1532
Gefferies, Thomas
1532
Tenor recast in 1532 by T Gefferies
1770
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1770 by Abraham Bilbie
1450
Known to be 5 by mid 15th century
Oxford, Oxon, New College
5
29 0 03
Unknown
Unknown
1400
Known to be 5 in medieval times
1617
Tenor recast by Purdy in 1617
Frome, Som, S John Bapt
5
28½ cwt
1550
Unknown
1550
Known to be 5 by 2nd half of 16C
1632
4 and 5/5 recast in 1632 by John Lott
King's Lynn, Norf, Minster Ch of S Margaret
5
28 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to be 5 in 1552
1663
Known to be 6 by 1663
Newark, Notts, S Mary Magd
5
28 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552
1656
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by an unknown founder between 1646 and 1656
Newcastle, T & W, Cathedral
5
27 3 12
1450
Medieval
1600
Believed to be 5 by 1600
1615
Tenor recast by Miles Graye in 1615
Worcester, Worcs, S Helen
5
25 1 04
1600
Unknown
1600
Known to be 5 by c1600
1706
Former 5 bells remodelled and augmented to 8 in 1706 by Richard Saunders
Hertford, Herts, All Saints
5
25 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552
1674
Existing 5/5 recast and ring remodelled into (assumed lighter) 8 by an unknown founder in 1674
Warminster, Wilts, S Denys
5
25 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1553
5 by 1553
1629
Tenor broken and sold to John Lott in 1629
Wakefield, W Yorks, Cathedral
5
24 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552
1704
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1704 by Samuel Smith
Stogursey, Som, S Andrew
5
23 1 19
Unknown
Unknown
1585
Known to be 5 by 1585
1765
4 & 5/5 recast by T Bilbie in 1765
Sawbridgeworth, Herts, Great S Mary
5
23 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to be 5 in 1552
1749
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1749 by Thomas Lester
London, London, S Giles, Cripplegate
5
22 3 00
1579
Mot, Robert
1579
4 & 5/5 recast in 1579 by Robert Mot
1631
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by addition of Tenor in 1631 by unknown founder
1552
Known to be 5 in 1552
Redenhall, Norf, BVM
5
22 2 20
1514
Unknown
1543
Known to be 5 by 1543
1717
Existing 5 augmented to 6 by John Stephens in 1717
Ware, Herts, S Mary V
5
22½ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552
1731
Believed that existing bells recast and augmented to 8 by Richard Phelps in 1731 but insufficient evidence to confirm included Tenor at that time
Watford, Herts, S Mary
5
22¼ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to be 5 by 1552
1638
Known to be 6 by 1638
Margate, Kent, S John Bapt
5
22¼ cwt
1449
Sturdy, John
1600
Known to be 5 by 1600
1785
Existing 5 recast and augmented to 6 by W Mears in 1785
Bristol, Bristol, Cathedral, Central Tower
5
22 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1553
Existing 9 reduced to 5 in 1553
1670
Tenor of exiting 5 recast in 1670 by R Purdue
1539
Known to have been 9 bells in existence in 1539
Watlington, Oxon, S Leonard
5
21 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1587
Known to be 5 by 1587
1660
Tenor recast in 1660 by H Knight II
Louth, Lincs, S James
5
21 cwt
1500
Unknown
1589
Existing 5 remodelled when Tenor scrapped and 2 other bells recast leaving previous 4/5 as Tenor in 1589 by an unknown founder
1654
Believed to be 6 by 1654
1509
Known to be 5 by 1509
Henley on Thames, Oxon, S Mary V
5
20 3 18
Unknown
Unknown
1474
5 by 1474
1602
Tenor recast in 1602 by unknown founder
Stradbrooke, Suff, All Saints
5
20 1 10
1465
Jordan, Henry
1553
Known to be 5 in 1553
1465
Known to be 6 by 1697 when extant 5/10 cast by Charles Newman
Leominster, Herefs, SS Peter & Paul
5
20¼ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1553
Known to be 5 in 1553 with a Tenor of 49" in diameter
1615
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1615
South Lopham, Norf, S Andrew
5
20 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1543
Known to be 5 by 1543
1733
Existing 5 augmented to 6 in 1733 by Thomas Gardiner
Rickmansworth, Herts, S Mary V
5
20 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to have been 5 in 1552 with possible heavier scale than successors
1765
Existing 5 recast and augmented to 8 by L&P in 1765
Somerton, Som, S Michael & All Angels
5
20 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1581
Known to be 5 by 1581
1604
Tenor recast by Richard Purdue in 1604
Hillingdon, Gtr Lon, S John Bapt
5
20 cwt
1590
Wright, Lawrence
1590
5 in 1590 when Tenor cast by L Wright
1731
Existing 6 augmented to 8 in 1731 by Richard Phelps
Windsor, Berks, Curfew Tower
5
20 cwt
1598
Eldridge, Richard
1598
Tenor recast in 1598 by Richard Eldridge
1612
Existing 5 recast and Tenor added to augment to 6 in 1612 by John Wallis
1426
Known to be 5 by 1426
Banwell, Som, S Andrew
5
19½ cwt
1600
Purdue, Richard & George
1600
Known to be 5 when Tenor recast by R&G Purdue in 1600
1613
Tenor recast by R&G Purdue in 1612/13
Loughborough, Leics, All Saints
5
18 3 13
1597
Oldfield, Henry II
1597
Known to be 5 by when Tenor recast by H Oldfield II in 1597
1613
5/5 recast by H Oldfield II in 1613
Westminster, Gtr Lon, S Margaret
5
18 3 00
1593
Mot, Robert
1593
Existing (5 presumed) bells replaced as a ring of 5 in 1593 by R Mot
1714
Known to be 6 by 1714
1527
Known to be 5 by 1527 with Tenor 1613 lbs
Writtle, Essex, All Saints
5
18½ cwt
1598
Dyer, John
1598
Known to be 5 when Tenor recast by John Dyer in 1598
1758
Known to be 8 by 1758
Birmingham, W Mids, SS Peter & Paul, Aston
5
18 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to be 5 by 1552 until 1776 with Tenor approx 18 cwt
1776
Existing 5 recast into 8 in 1775/6 by P&C
Walsall, W Mids, S Matthew
5
13 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1552
Known to be 5 in 1552
1628
Known that Tenor recast by an unknown founder in 1628
Westminster, Gtr Lon, S Martin in the Fields
5
10 cwt
1592
Wright, Lawrence
1592
Tenor recast by Lawrence Wright in 1592
1708
Known to be 6 by 1708
1586
Existing 4 augmented to 5 and resultant 2/5 recast by Hugh Walker in 1586
Swavesey, Cambs, S Andrew
4
22 2 16
1500
Unknown
1553
Known to be 4 by 1553
1753
Existing 4 all recast and remodelled into 6 by scrapping Tenor and adding Treble in 1753 by J Eayre
Chipping Campden , Gloucs, S James
4
22 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1600
Believed to be 4 by 1600
1615
Believed to by 5 by circa 1615
Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, S Mary
4
20½ cwt
1400
Medieval
1400
Extant 3, 4 and 6/6 cast by an Unknown Salisbury founder in c1400
1911
Existing 4 augmented to 6 by two trebles, canons removed and all retuned by G&J in 1911
Preston, Lancs, Minster Ch of S John Ev
4
18 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1524
Known that 4 bells cast in Nottingham for Preston in 1523/4
1662
Known t have been 5 by 1662
Middlewich, Ches, S Michael & All Angels
4
14½ cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1598
Known to be 4 in 1598
1708
Tenor recast in 1708 by an alleged "Gabrell Smith", assumed Gabriel Smith
Brewood, Staffs, SS Mary & Chad
4
13 3 16
1350
Lichfield, Michael de
1575
Former 1/4 cast by Thomas Newcombe in latter half of 16C
1692
Existing 4 augmented to 5 by Henry Bagley II in 1692
Thame, Oxon, S Mary V
3
16 cwt
Unknown
Unknown
1551
4/4 scrapped leaving former 3/4 as Tenor in 1551
1627
Existing 3 replaced by a ring of 6 cast by Ellis Knight in 1627
1548
5/5 scrapped leaving former 4/5 as Tenor in 1548