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Encyclopedia > Whitechapel Bell Foundry

The Whitechapel Bell Foundry is a bell foundry based in the Whitechapel district of east London. It is Britain's oldest manufacturing company, having been established in 1570 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and has operated continuously since then. The history of the foundry however reaches back to Master Founder Robert Chamberlain in 1420 during the reign of King Henry V. A small hand-held bell, or handbell A bell is a simple sound-making device. ... Whitechapel is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben Tower Bridge at night A red double-decker bus crosses Piccadilly Circus. ... Events January 23 - The assassination of regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war February 25 - Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England. ... Elizabeth I Queen of England and Ireland Queen of France, nominal title Elizabeth I (September 7, 1533–March 24, 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from November 17, 1558 until her death. ... Events May 21 - Treaty of Troyes. ... Henry V of England, as depicted in Cassells History of England, Century Edition, published circa 1902 Henry V Henry V, (August 9 or September 16, 1387 - August 31, 1422), King of England, son of Henry IV of England by Mary de Bohun, was born at Monmouth, Wales, in September...


The foundry's main business is in church bells and their fittings and accessories, although it also manufactures single tolling bells and carillon bells. A church bell is a bell which is rung in a (especially Christian) church either to signify the time of the hour or the time for worshippers to go to church, perhaps to attend a wedding, funeral or other service. ... The Netherlands Carillon in Arlington, Virginia, USA A carillon is a keyboard percussion instrument composed of a range of bells controlled by a keyboard. ...


The foundry has produced a number of famous bells, including the original (1752) Liberty Bell and Big Ben in the Palace of Westminster (both cracked). The latter, at 13½ tons, was cast in 1858 and is the largest bell ever cast at the foundry. Whitechapel also supplied peals of 10 bells for Guildford Cathedral in Surrey, in the years following the Second World War, and for the National Cathedral in Washington DC in 1964. 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Liberty Bell is an American bell of great historic significance, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Clock Tower, colloquially known as Big Ben Big Ben is the colloquial name of the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster in London and an informal name for the Great Bell of Westminster, part of the Great Clock of Westminster. ... The Palace of Westminster lies on the bank of the River Thames in the heart of London. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Guildford Cathedral claims to be the only cathedral to be built on a new site in the southern Province of England since the Reformation. Guildford was made a diocese in its own right in 1927, and work on its new cathedral, designed by Sir Edward Maufe, began nine years later. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Washington National Cathedral was the site of two Presidential state funerals: for Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald W. Reagan, and a presidential burial in the cathedral mausoleum: Woodrow Wilson. ... ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Churches which have used Whitechapel bell Foundry:

The foundry's premises are now a Grade II listed building and cannot be changed, and include a cross-section of Big Ben surrounding the entrance door. St Dunstans, Mayfield was founded in 960 CE by St Dunstan, who was then Archibishop of Canterbury. ... St. ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ...


External links

  • http://www.whitechapelbellfoundry.co.uk/

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Whitechapel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (603 words)
Whitechapel is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in England, roughly bounded by the Bishopsgate thoroughfare on the west, Hanbury Street on the north, Brady Street/Cavell Street on the east and Commercial Road on the south.
Its heart is Whitechapel Road itself, named for a small chapel of ease dedicated to St. Mary: its earliest known rector was Hugh de Fulbourne in 1329.
Whitechapel Rd. itself was not particularly squalid through most of this period—it was the warren of small dark streets branching from it that contained the greatest suffering, filth and danger, especially Dorset St. (now a private alley), Thrawl St., Berners St. (renamed Henriques St.), Wentworth St. and others.
Whitechapel Bell Foundry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (232 words)
The Whitechapel Bell Foundry is a bell foundry based in the Whitechapel district of east London.
The foundry's main business is in church bells and their fittings and accessories, although it also manufactures single tolling bells and carillon bells.
Whitechapel also supplied peals of 10 bells for Guildford Cathedral in Surrey, in the years following the Second World War, and for the National Cathedral in Washington DC in 1964.
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