Index to carillons and chimes by Wauthy

The Wauthy foundry, now closed, provided bells for various carillons and chimes throughout France, only rarely exporting any bells elsewhere.  See the bottom of this page for additional historical notes on the origin and development of this bellfoundry and on the various names used by it.

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 Some links to pages about the history of this foundry can also be found after the index.

Wauthy, Douai, France

DOUAI - HDV                   : FRANCE - 59  18?? F  trad
   Hôtel de Ville (City Hall)
LILLE - HDV                   : FRANCE - 59  1??? C  non-trad
   Hôtel de Ville / 
     Bureau de Commerce et Industrie

ROUEN - BS                    : FRANCE - 76  1896 C  non-trad
   Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
LILLE - SC                    : FRANCE - 59  1910 C (trad)
   Église du Sacré-Coeur
TOURCOING - B                 : FRANCE - 59  1912 - [trad]
AVESNES-SUR-HELPE             : FRANCE - 59  1924 E (trad)
   Collégiale St.Nicolas
DOUAI - HDV                   : FRANCE - 59  1924 I  trad
   Hôtel de Ville (City Hall)
LILLE - NDT                   : FRANCE - 59  1924 C  trad
   Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille
LILLE - SC                    : FRANCE - 59  1924 C  trad
   Église du Sacré-Coeur
ORCHIES                       : FRANCE - 59  1924 C (chime)
   Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
TOURCOING - STC               : FRANCE - 59  1924 -  great
   Église Saint-Christophe
DOUAI - STP                   : FRANCE - 59  1925 C  non-trad
   Collégiale Saint-Pierre
Montréal                      : CANADA - QU  1927 -  great
   Église Notre-Dame de Grace
ARMENTIERES                   : FRANCE - 59  1928 C  chime
   Beffroi de l'Hôtel de Ville
LESTREM                       : FRANCE - 62  1929 E  chime
   Église Saint-Amé
LILLE - STC                   : FRANCE - 59  1931 C  chime
   Eglise Ste.Catherine
CARVIN                        : FRANCE - 62  1933 C  chime
   Église St-Martin

Historical Notes:

Charles Wauthy (1871-1929) took over the Druout bellfoundry in Douai on the death of Marie-Charles-Jean-Baptiste (Charles) Druout in 1901.  The foundry was damaged or destroyed in World War I, but rebuilt thereafter.  It flourished for a brief period in the 1920s, replacing bells stolen or destroyed in World War I, and even exporting a few to various places around the world.  But it closed before World War II.


Photo of a Wauthy founder's mark on the waist of a bell.

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