WHITECHAPEL BELL FOUNDRY

FAMOUS & NOTABLE BELLS FROM THE WHITECHAPEL FOUNDRY
Over the centuries, a great many famous and notable bells have been cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. Listed below are details of just a few of these, with links to longer entries on some of them. This list will be extended in the future.

THE LIBERTY BELL
Original weight approx. 2,000 lbs (907 Kg)
Cast and shipped to America in 1752
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GREAT BELL OF WESTMINSTER ('BIG BEN")
Weight 13 tons 10 cwts 3 qtrs 15lbs (13,760 Kg)
The largest bell ever cast at Whitechapel
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GREAT BELL OF MONTREAL CATHEDRAL
Weight 11 tons 11 cwts (11,735 Kg)

'GREAT TOM' OF LINCOLN CATHEDRAL
Weight 5 tons 8 cwts (5,487 Kg)
Its predecessor was a ton lighter
Heard when first erected 13 miles away

ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, LONDON "The Clock Bells"
Weight of hour bell 5 tons (5,080 Kg)
Erected in 1709

WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Ten bells, tenor weight 1 tons 10 ¼ cwt (1,588 Kg)
Cast 1971

LIVERPOOL ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL
Thirteen bells, tenor weight 4 tons 2 cwts (4,165 Kg)
The world's heaviest change-ringing peal
Cast 1938/9 but not installed until 1950s

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