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Bells

 

The present set of eight bells in the tower of St. Oswald's church was cast in 1977.  These bells were part of an earlier set cast in 1694 by Christopher Hodson, who operated bell foundries in London and at St. Mary Cray - now part of the borough of Bromley.  Hodson was responsible for the casting of many church bells all over the country. Perhaps his most famous was the recasting in 1680 of "Great Tom", which weighs 6.5 tons (6,604 kg) and hangs in Tom Tower at the entrance to Christ Church college, Oxford, where it is sounded every night at 21:05.

 

 

Bells

 

The present set of eight bells in the tower of St. Oswald's church was cast in 1977.  These bells were part of an earlier set cast in 1694 by Christopher Hodson, who operated bell foundries in London and at St. Mary Cray - now part of the borough of Bromley.  Hodson was responsible for the casting of many church bells all over the country. Perhaps his most famous was the recasting in 1680 of "Great Tom", which weighs 6.5 tons (6,604 kg) and hangs in Tom Tower at the entrance to Christ Church college, Oxford, where it is sounded every night at 21:05.

 

 

comments (5)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Jul 2014, 00:36
What is wrong with the 1694 set, Tom?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jul 2014, 06:38
No doubt when he cast these two clangers he was operating at the forefront of industrial technology Tom
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jul 2014, 07:33
I visited Christ Church College in Oxford last year, but it's a pity that I didn't hear 'Great TOM', I have to tell this my brother Tom who studied in Oxford.
When Bill guided me through Worcester we were 'earwitnesses' of a big bells and carillon ringing competition in the city - it was wonderful! I like your photo of the bells - intersting are the inscriptions, too.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 29 Jul 2014, 09:31
Impressive seventeenth century bells Tom.
I doubt if the newer bells were made very differently from the originals Tom

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