Index of all British Isles sites by maker

Carillons and chimes in the British Isles (Great Britain and Ireland) contain bells supplied by a variety of bellfoundries.  Most such sites (exceptions as noted below) are listed here by foundry in the following order:

For an explanation of what this index contains (and does NOT contain), and of the additional details on each entry, see the Bellfoundry Indexes Advice.


Bellfoundry unknown

The sources which reported the existence of these instruments, or the phase of work listed here, did not identify their makers. They are listed in city name order rather than date order.
GLASGOW                       : SCOTLAND-LA  1665 C (chime)
   Tolbooth (or) Cross Steeple
   cast by an unknown Dutch founder
GLASGOW                       : SCOTLAND-LA  1738 C (chime)
   Tolbooth (or) Cross Steeple
   cast by an unknown London founder
GLASGOW                       : SCOTLAND-LA  1739 C (chime)
   Tolbooth (or) Cross Steeple
   cast by an unknown Edinburgh founder
LARBERT                       : SCOTLAND-ST  1978 C  chime
   Old Church 
NEWPORT                       : WALES - GT   1874 C  chime
   St.Mary, Stow Hill, RC Church 
   cast by Blews
PERTH                         : SCOTLAND-PR  ???? F  trad
   St.John's Kirk
   (St.John the Baptist Church) 
SELBY                         : ENGLAND -YW  1957 C  chime
   St.James the Apostle Parish Church 
STIRLING                      : SCOTLAND-ST  1??? E  chime
   Tolbooth (or) Broad Street Steeple

van Aerschodt, Leuven (Louvain), Belgium

ABERDEEN - STN                : SCOTLAND-AB  1887 F  trad
   Municipal Carillon
   St.Nicholas' Church 
LERWICK                       : SHETLAND IS  1887 F (chime)
   Town Hall 
EATON HALL                    : ENGLAND -CH  1900 C  non-trad
   (Seat of the Duke of Westminster)
   Chapel Tower
LERWICK                       : SHETLAND IS  1906 R (chime)
   Town Hall 
Complete list of van Aerschodt foundry output.

Eijsbouts, Asten, Netherlands

ASHORNE HILL                  : ENGLAND -WA  1976*C  chime
   The Nickelodeon Collection 
   (Musical museum) 
   *  originally elsewhere
DUNFERMLINE                   : SCOTLAND-FI  1984 E  non-trad
   Dunfermline Abbey 
LONDON - E                    : ENGLAND -W   1986 C  chime
   Arcadia Shopping Centre 
COBH                          : IRELAND -CK  1998 E  trad
   St.Colman's Cathedral (RC) 
ABERDEEN - STM                : SCOTLAND-AB  1998 E  chime/ring
   Cathedral Church of St.Mary 
     of the Assumption (RC) 
LIMERICK                      : IRELAND      2009 C  chime
   St.John's RC Cathedral
London                        : England      2012 -  great
   Olympic Stadium
   cast by Eijsbouts under subcontract from Whitechapel
Complete list of Eijsbouts foundry output.

Petit & Fritsen, Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands

GLOUCESTER                    : ENGLAND -GL  1973 C  chime
   Eastgate Shopping Centre 
POULTON                       : ENGLAND -CH  2007 F  non-trad
   The Brewhouse Clock Turret
   Poulton Hall
POULTON                       : ENGLAND -CH  2009 E  non-trad
   The Brewhouse Clock Turret
   Poulton Hall
Complete list of Petit & Fritsen foundry output.

Gillett & Johnston, Croydon, England

KIRKCALDY                     : SCOTLAND-FI  1880 C  chime
   St.Brycedale Kirk
   St.Bryce Parish
PAISLEY                       : SCOTLAND-RE  1882 C  chime
   Town Hall
GREENOCK                      : SCOTLAND-RE  1912 F  chime
   St.George North Church (of Scotland)
GREENOCK                      : SCOTLAND-RE  1913 R  chime
   St.George North Church (of Scotland)
KENNERLEIGH                   : ENGLAND -DE  1920 C  chime
   St.John the Baptist Anglican Church 
LONDON - RE                   : ENGLAND -EC  1920 C  chime
   The Royal Exchange 
LONDON - MC                   : ENGLAND -E   1925 C  chime
   World War I memorial
   East tower
   Memorial Community Church
   (was Memorial Baptist Church)
CHOBHAM                       : ENGLAND -SR  1926 F  [chime]
   Westcroft Park 
COVENTRY                      : ENGLAND -WA  1927 C  chime/ring
   Cathedral Church of St.Michael
DUMBARTON                     : SCOTLAND-DB  1927 F  trad*
   St.Patrick's Church (RC) 
LONDON - A                    : ENGLAND -W   1928 C  trad
   The Atkinson Carillon
   above Salvatore Ferragamo
   (was J.Fox & Co.;
     originally Atkinson's Stores)
LONDON - RC                   : ENGLAND -W   1928 C  non-trad
   Odeon/Regal Theatre Carillon
   (in storage) 
   somewhere in Cornwall, England 
DUMBARTON                     : SCOTLAND-DB  1928 E  trad
   St.Patrick's Church (RC) 
WYKE                          : ENGLAND -YW  1929 C  chime
   St.Mary the Virgin Parish Church 
CLYDEBANK                     : SCOTLAND-SC  1929 C  chime    
   Town Hall 
CARRICKMACROSS                : IRELAND -MN  1930 C  chime
   St.Joseph Catholic Church
LONDON - RC                   : ENGLAND -W   1930 R  non-trad
   Odeon/Regal Theatre Carillon
   (in storage) 
   somewhere in Cornwall, England 
FOULRIDGE                     : ENGLAND -LA  1931 C  chime
   St.Michael & All Angels Parish Church 
FRIMLEY                       : ENGLAND -SR  1931 C  chime
   St.Peter Parish Church 
MANCHESTER - HN               : ENGLAND -LA  1931 C  chime
   Church of the Holy Name (RC)
BLACKBURN                     : ENGLAND -LA  1932 C  chime
   St.Jude Parish Church
DEPTFORD                      : ENGLAND -SE  1932 C  chime
   St.Luke's Parish Church
SALTLEY                       : ENGLAND -WA  1932 C  trad
   Our Lady's Carillon
   Our Lady of the Rosary and 
     St.Thérèse of Lisieux RC Church
PORTADOWN                     : N IRELAND-R  1932 C  chime
   St.Mark's Church (C.I.) 
BOURNVILLE                    : ENGLAND -WO  1934 E  trad
   The George Cadbury Memorial Carillon
     (The Bournville Carillon)
   School Tower 
LONDON - HW                   : ENGLAND -EC  1935 C  chime
   133, Houndsditch 
   (was Hounsditch Warehouse Company) 
PERTH                         : SCOTLAND-PR  1935 R  trad
   St.John's Kirk
   (St.John the Baptist Church) 
LITTLE WALSINGHAM             : ENGLAND -NF  1936 F  chime
   Shrine Church of Our Lady of Walsingham
   (The Pilgrim's Hospice) 
DUNFERMLINE                   : SCOTLAND-FI  1938 F  non-trad*
   Dunfermline Abbey 
BRIDGE OF WEIR                : SCOTLAND-RE  1946 C  chime
   Mount Zion Church
   Quarriers Homes
   (was Orphan Homes of Scotland)
DUNFERMLINE                   : SCOTLAND-FI  1947 I  non-trad*
   Dunfermline Abbey 
ALSTON                        : ENGLAND -CU  1950 C  chime
   St.Augustine Parish Church 
GREENOCK                      : SCOTLAND-RE  1950 E  chime
   St.George North Church (of Scotland)
WYTHAM                        : ENGLAND -BR  1951 C  chime
   All Saints Parish Church 
ABERDEEN - STN                : SCOTLAND-AB  1952 R  trad
   Municipal Carillon
   St.Nicholas' Church 
ABERDEEN - STN                : SCOTLAND-AB  1954 E  trad
   Municipal Carillon
   St.Nicholas' Church 
Complete list of Gillett & Johnston foundry output.

McShane, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

FALKIRK                       : SCOTLAND-ST  1926 C  chime
   "Auld Kirk" Presbyterian Church 
Complete list of McShane foundry output.

Paccard, Annecy, France

LEIGH-ON-SEA                  : ENGLAND -ES  1926 C  chime
   Our Lady of Lourdes & St.Joseph (RC) 
Complete list of Paccard foundry output.

Rüetschi, Aarau, Switzerland

LONDON - SNTO                 : ENGLAND -W   1985 C  non-trad
   Swiss Centre
Complete list of Rüetschi foundry output.

Taylor, Loughborough, England

LOUGHBOROUGH - TF/2           : ENGLAND -LE  20?? F  trad# 
   Carillon tower
   Taylor Bell Foundry
PEEBLES                       : SCOTLAND-PB  ???? C  chime
   Old Parish Church

BRADFORD                      : ENGLAND -YW  1873 C  chime
   Town Hall 
MANCHESTER - TH               : ENGLAND -LA  1877 F  non-trad
   Town Hall
ABERDEEN - STM                : SCOTLAND-AB  1877 F  chime/ring
   Cathedral Church of St.Mary 
     of the Assumption (RC) 
Wigton                        : England      1884 -  great
   Highmoor Bell Tower
HOOTON PAGNELL                : ENGLAND -YW  1895 F  chime
   All Saints Parish Church 
HOOTON PAGNELL                : ENGLAND -YW  1896 R  chime
   All Saints Parish Church 
KENDAL                        : ENGLAND -CU  1897 C  chime
   Town Hall
TOWCESTER                     : ENGLAND -NH  1897 F  ring
   St.Lawrence Parish Church 
NEWRY                         : N IRELAND-D  1898 F  chime
   Cathedral of S.Patrick & St.Colman (CI)
KINGSTON-UPON-HULL - HT/1     : ENGLAND -YE  1899 F  ring
   Holy Trinity Church
   (Most Holy & Undivided Trinity)
Stratton-on-the-Fosse         : England      1900 -  great
   Basilica of St.Gregory the Great (RC)
   Downside Abbey
LEXDEN                        : ENGLAND -ES  1901 C  chime
   St.Leonard's Parish Church 
GLANDFORD                     : ENGLAND -NF  1903 C  chime
   St.Martin Parish Church
BOURNVILLE                    : ENGLAND -WO  1906 F  trad
   The George Cadbury Memorial Carillon
     (The Bournville Carillon)
   School Tower 
COBH                          : IRELAND -CK  1914 F  trad
   St.Colman's Cathedral (RC) 
COBH                          : IRELAND -CK  1915 I  trad
   St.Colman's Cathedral (RC) 
COBH                          : IRELAND -CK  1916 I  trad
   St.Colman's Cathedral (RC) 
ARMAGH                        : N IRELAND-R  1921 C  trad
   St.Patrick's Cathedral (R.C.) 
GODALMING                     : ENGLAND -SR  1921*F  trad
   War Memorial Carillon  (WW I)
   Founders' Chapel
   Charterhouse School
   * originally located elsewhere
GODALMING                     : ENGLAND -SR  1922*I  trad
   War Memorial Carillon  (WW I)
   Founders' Chapel
   Charterhouse School
   * originally located elsewhere
BOURNVILLE                    : ENGLAND -WO  1923 I  trad
   The George Cadbury Memorial Carillon
     (The Bournville Carillon)
   School Tower 
MELLOR                        : ENGLAND -LA  1923 C  chime
   St.Mary Parish Church 
GODALMING                     : ENGLAND -SR  1923*E  trad
   War Memorial Carillon  (WW I)
   Founders' Chapel
   Charterhouse School
   * originally located elsewhere
SPALDING                      : ENGLAND -LI  1923 F  non-trad*
   South Holland Centre (Civic Centre) 
LOUGHBOROUGH - WM             : ENGLAND -LE  1924 C  trad
   War Memorial
SPALDING                      : ENGLAND -LI  1924 I  non-trad
   South Holland Centre (Civic Centre) 
BOURNVILLE                    : ENGLAND -WO  1925 I  trad
   The George Cadbury Memorial Carillon
     (The Bournville Carillon)
   School Tower 
SAINT ANDREWS                 : SCOTLAND-FI  1926 F  trad
   Holy Trinity Parish Church 
ALFRETON                      : ENGLAND -DB  1929 C  chime
   Watchorn Memorial Methodist Church 
SAINT HELENS                  : ENGLAND -LA  1929 C  trad
   St.Mary's, Lowe House, RC Church 
LIMEHOUSE                     : ENGLAND -E   1933 C  chime
   Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Church 
YORK                          : ENGLAND -YO  1933*F  trad*
   Southwest tower
   Minster
   (Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of S.Peter)
   * 
MANCHESTER - TH               : ENGLAND -LA  1936 E  non-trad
   Town Hall
SAINT ANDREWS                 : SCOTLAND-FI  1938 I  trad
   Holy Trinity Parish Church 
OULTON                        : ENGLAND -ST  1940 C  chime
   St.Mary's Abbey (RC) 
ALVERTHORPE                   : ENGLAND -YW  1946 F  chime
   Victory Carillon
   St.Paul Church
LONDON - AH                   : ENGLAND -EC  1948 C  chime
   McConnell Chime
   All Hallows Church
GREAT WARLEY                  : ENGLAND -ES  1950 F  chime
   Essex Regimental Chapel
   Barracks 
KENILWORTH                    : ENGLAND -WA  1950 C  chime
   St.John the Evangelist Parish Church
BOSTON - 2                    : ENGLAND -LI  1951 C  chime
   Boston Parish Church (Boston Stump) 
ALVERTHORPE                   : ENGLAND -YW  1955 E  chime
   Victory Carillon
   St.Paul Church
GREAT WARLEY                  : ENGLAND -ES  1956 E  chime
   Essex Regimental Chapel
   Barracks 
CARLTON                       : ENGLAND -NT  1957 F  chime
   St.John the Baptist Church 
COBH                          : IRELAND -CK  1958 I  trad
   St.Colman's Cathedral (RC) 
WHITWICK                      : ENGLAND -LE  1960 C  chime
   Holy Cross Catholic Church 
SAINT ANDREWS                 : SCOTLAND-FI  1962 I  trad
   Holy Trinity Parish Church 
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE - CC      : ENGLAND -NM  1966 C  trad
   Edith Adamson Memorial Carillon
   Civic Centre 
SPALDING                      : ENGLAND -LI  1973 R  non-trad
   South Holland Centre (Civic Centre) 
LERWICK                       : SHETLAND IS  1976 R  chime
   Town Hall 
CARLTON                       : ENGLAND -NT  1981 E  chime
   St.John the Baptist Church 
NEWRY                         : N IRELAND-D  1987 E  chime
   Cathedral of S.Patrick & St.Colman (CI)
TOWCESTER                     : ENGLAND -NH  1989 E  ring
   St.Lawrence Parish Church 
LITTLE WALSINGHAM             : ENGLAND -NF  1993 E  chime
   Shrine Church of Our Lady of Walsingham
   (The Pilgrim's Hospice) 
SAINT ANDREWS                 : SCOTLAND-FI  1998 E  trad
   Holy Trinity Parish Church 
KINGSTON-UPON-HULL - G        : ENGLAND -YE  2005 I  non-trad
   Guildhall
YORK                          : ENGLAND -YO  2008 E  trad
   Southwest tower
   Minster
   (Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of S.Peter)
KINGSTON-UPON-HULL - G        : ENGLAND -YE  2010 E  non-trad
   Guildhall
LOUGHBOROUGH - TF/2           : ENGLAND -LE  2012 E  trad
   Carillon tower
   Taylor Bell Foundry
KINGSTON-UPON-HULL - HT/2     : ENGLAND -YE  2013 F  non-trad
   Holy Trinity Church
   (Most Holy & Undivided Trinity)
KINGSTON-UPON-HULL - HT/2     : ENGLAND -YE  2014 E  non-trad
   Holy Trinity Church
   (Most Holy & Undivided Trinity)
Complete list of Taylor foundry output.

Whitechapel, London, England

Older bells carry the name Mears & Stainbank
York                          : England      1845 - (great)
   York Minster
Westminster                   : England      1856 -  great
   "Big Ben" (replacement)
   Clock Tower
   Houses of Parliament
HIGH BEACH                    : ENGLAND -ES  1873 C  chime
   Church of the Holy Innocents
York                          : England      1927 -  great
   York Minster
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE - BJ      : ENGLAND -NM  1930 C  chime
   SS.James & Basil Parish Church 
GOLDERS GREEN                 : ENGLAND -NW  1932 C  chime
   St.Alban Martyr and St.Michael Church 
BECONTREE                     : ENGLAND -ES  1933 C  chime
   St.Alban Parish Church 
DUNDEE                        : SCOTLAND-AN  1948 C  chime
   St.Andrews Church 
KILMARNOCK                    : SCOTLAND-AY  1950 C  trad
   St.Andrew's & St.Marnock's Parish Church 
     (Church of Scotland) 
DUNFERMLINE                   : SCOTLAND-FI  1953 I  non-trad*
   Dunfermline Abbey 
POOLE                         : ENGLAND -DO  1957 C  chime
   The Transfiguration Parish Church 
HOUNSLOW                      : ENGLAND -MD  1959 C  chime
   Holy Trinity Parish Church 
DALSTON - SMY                 : ENGLAND -E   1963 C  chime
   Saint Mary's Catholic Church
LEE                           : ENGLAND -SE  1963 C  chime
   St.Margaret Parish Church
LONDON - FM                   : ENGLAND -W   1964 C  chime
   Fortnum & Mason 
DUNFERMLINE                   : SCOTLAND-FI  1972 I  non-trad*
   Dunfermline Abbey 
LONDON - WBF                  : ENGLAND -E   1981 C  chime
   Whitechapel Bell Foundry
LLANDAFF                      : WALES - GL   1992 R  chime
   Cathedral Church of SS. Peter and Paul 
     with Teilo, Dyfrig and Euddogwy
Complete list of Whitechapel foundry output.

Warner, England

DEPTFORD                      : ENGLAND -SE  1872 C (chimola)
   St.Luke's Parish Church
DALSTON - SMK                 : ENGLAND -E   1877 C  chime/ring
   Saint Mark's Parish Church 
BIRTLES HALL                  : ENGLAND -CH  1895 C  chime
   St.Catherine Parish Church 
Complete list of Warner foundry output.

Miscellaneous founders, not listed above

One instance each; in order by year.
Exeter                        : England      1676 -  great
   Cathedral Church of St.Peter (Anglican)
   cast by T.Purdue
Oxford                        : England      1680 -  great
   Oxford University
   cast by Christopher Hodson
London                        : England      1708 - (great)
   Former hour bell
   St.Paul's Cathedral (Anglican)
   cast by Philip Wightman
London                        : England      1710 -  great
   St.Paul's Cathedral (Anglican)
   cast by Richard Phelps
London                        : England      1716 -  great
   "Great Tom", hour bell
   St.Paul's Cathedral (Anglican)
   cast by Richard Phelps
PRESTEIGNE                    : WALES - RD   1717 *  chime/ring
   St.Andrew Parish Church 
   a mix of Rudhall (1717) and Whitechapel (1906) bells
STIRLING                      : SCOTLAND-ST  1729 F  chime
   Tolbooth (or) Broad Street Steeple
   cast by J.Waylett
London                        : England      1862 -  great
   (Italian) Church of St.Peter (RC)
   cast by Naylor Vickers (steel)
ROEHAMPTON                    : ENGLAND -SW  1879 C  chime
   St.Joseph RC Church
   cast by T.C.Lewis
GLASGOW                       : SCOTLAND-LA  1881 C  chime
   Tolbooth (or) Cross Steeple
   cast by John C. Wilson (local Scots)
BRIDGE OF WEIR                : SCOTLAND-RE  1888 F  chime
   Mount Zion Church
   Quarriers Homes
   (was Orphan Homes of Scotland)
   by Llewellins & James, Avonmouth, Bristol, England 
   (Castle Green Foundry) 
Complete list of miscellaneous foundry output.


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