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NOTE: Rings cast for places in the British Isles are not listed here unless they belong to an institution that also has a carillon or chime, or have additional bells hung stationary, or have an interesting chiming machine.
PHILADELPHIA - CC : USA - PA 1754 F ring* Christ Church (Episcopal) bells by Lester & Pack CHARLESTON - STMI : USA - SC 1764 C ring St.Michael's Episcopal Church NEW YORK - TC/1 : USA - NY 1797 F (ring)chime Trinity Parish Church (Episcopal) (sometimes called Holy Trinity) SYDNEY - STP : AUSTRALIA 1794 C (chime) St.Philip's Anglican Church PITTSBURGH - SPC : USA - PA 1814 F* ring Southminster Presbyterian Church * back 6 cast for another site TORONTO - STJA/2 : CANADA - ON 1828*F ring The Bells of Old York Lower belfry St.James Cathedral * made for St.James Church, Jamaica Road, Bermondsey (SE London), England QUÉBEC - HT : CANADA - QU 1830 C ring La Cathedrale Episcopale de la Sainte-Trinité bells by Thomas Mears II (UNKNOWN) : TRINIDAD 1830 C chime Catholic Church Lincoln : England 1835 - great Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary PHILADELPHIA - CC : USA - PA 1835 R ring* Christ Church (Episcopal) MONTREAL - ND : CANADA - QU 1843 C chime Notre-Dame Basilica PHILADELPHIA - STP : USA - PA 1843 C ring* St.Peter's Episcopal Church Montreal : CANADA - QU 1843 - (great) Notre-Dame Basilica SYDNEY - STM : AUSTRALIA 1843 C (ring) Central tower St.Mary's Cathedral Basilica NEW YORK - TC/1 : USA - NY 1845 R (ring)chime Trinity Parish Church (Episcopal) (sometimes called Holy Trinity) York : England 1845 - (great) York Minster HOBART - HT : AUSTRALIA 1846 C ring Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (was Holy Trinity Anglican Church) Montreal : CANADA - QU 1847 - great Notre-Dame Basilica NEW YORK - TC/1 : USA - NY 1849 I chime Trinity Parish Church (Episcopal) (sometimes called Holy Trinity) FREDERICTON - CCC : CANADA - NB 1852 C (ring) Christ Church Cathedral Westminster : England 1856 - great "Big Ben" (replacement) Clock Tower Houses of Parliament SYDNEY - STP : AUSTRALIA 1858 R ring St.Philip's Anglican Church NEW WESTMINSTER : CANADA - BC 1861 C [ring] Holy Trinity Cathedral BURLINGTON : USA - NJ 1865 C ring Central tower St.Mary's Episcopal Church CHARLESTON - STMI : USA - SC 1866 R ring St.Michael's Episcopal Church GEELONG : AUSTRALIA 1867 C ring Church of St.Paul BALLARAT - TH/1 : AUSTRALIA 1869 C ring Alfred Memorial Bells Town Hall BALLARAT - TH/2 : AUSTRALIA 1869 C chime Town Hall MADRAS (CHENNAI) : INDIA 1871 C chime St.George's Cathedral (Church of South India; was Anglican) Church BENDIGO : AUSTRALIA 1873 C ring Cathedral Church of St.Paul HIGH BEACH : ENGLAND -ES 1873 C chime Church of the Holy Innocents PHILADELPHIA - STMKL : USA - PA 1878*C ring St.Mark's Episcopal Church (first 4 bells in 1876) NEWTOWN : AUSTRALIA 1880 C chimola St.Stephen's Anglican Church hemispherical bells PORT OF SPAIN - HT : TRINIDAD 1880 C chime Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity (Anglican) SYDNEY - STM : AUSTRALIA 1882 R (ring) Central tower St.Mary's Cathedral Basilica SAINT JOHN - T : CANADA - NB 1882 F chime Trinity Anglican Church MELBOURNE - STJ : AUSTRALIA 1885 C ring St.James' Old Cathedral MARYBOROUGH : AUSTRALIA 1888 C ring St.Paul's Anglican Church SYDNEY - STP : AUSTRALIA 1888 I ring/chime St.Philip's Anglican Church MELBOURNE - STPC : AUSTRALIA 1889 C ring St.Paul's Cathedral (Anglican) PHILADELPHIA - STMTF/1 : USA - PA 1889 C chime Upper belfry The Episcopal Church of St.Martin-in-the-Fields BALLARAT - STP : AUSTRALIA 1892 C ring St.Peter's Anglican Church PHILADELPHIA - STMY : USA - PA 1895 C chime St.Mary's-at-the-Cathedral Episcopal Church made for St.Matthew's Episcopal Church CAMDEN : AUSTRALIA 1896 C chime St.John's Anglican Church SYDNEY - STP : AUSTRALIA 1898 E ring/chime St.Philip's Anglican Church BOSTON - CA : USA - MA 1901 C ring Church of the Advent (Episcopal) GROTON : USA - MA 1901 F ring St.John's Chapel Groton School BLAGDON : ENGLAND -SM 1902 C chime/ring St.Andrew Parish Church LIKOMA ISLAND : MALAWI 1906 C chimola St.Peter's Cathedral OAKVILLE : CANADA - ON 1906 C chime St.Jude's Anglican Church OTTAWA - AS : CANADA - ON 1907 C chime All Saints Anglican Church WANGANUI - M : NEW ZEALAND 1908 C chimola Whanganui Regional Museum CHICAGO - MT : USA - IL 1908 C ring Mitchell Tower University of Chicago MONTREAL - STPA : CANADA - QU 1910 C chime St.Patrick's Basilica WINNIPEG - STL : CANADA - MB 1910 C chime St.Luke's Anglican Church HINGHAM : USA - MA 1912 C ring Hingham Memorial Bell Tower WATERTOWN - PIB : USA - MA 1912 C ring Perkins Institute for the Blind PITTSBURGH - FB : USA - PA 1913 C chimola First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh (ABC) CALCUTTA (KOLKATA) - STM : INDIA 1914 C chimola St.Mary's Mission BRANTFORD : CANADA - ON 1915 C chime Grace Anglican Church MIDDLETOWN -- WU : USA - CT 1918 F trad* South College Building Wesleyan University TOWNSVILLE : AUSTRALIA 1920 C chime Sacred Heart Cathedral GAWLER : AUSTRALIA 1921 C chimola St.George's Anglican Church hemispherical bells DARLING POINT : AUSTRALIA 1924 E ring Church of St.Mark (Anglican) ATLANTA - STL : USA - GA 1924*F ring Robert C. Alston II Memorial Bell Tower St.Luke's Episcopal Church * made for St.Helen's Church, Escrick, Yorkshire, England, by Mears & Stainbank MOUNT HERMON : USA - MA 1924 C (chime) Northfield Mount Hermon School relocated from East Northfield in 2008 OSHAWA : CANADA - ON 1924 C chime The Carswell Memorial Chime Memorial Tower St.George's Memorial Anglican Church MELBOURNE - T : AUSTRALIA 1927 E chime St.John's Anglican Church REGINA - KM : CANADA - SK 1927 C chime Darke Memorial Chimes Knox-Metropolitan United Church (was Metropolitan Methodist Church) NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE - BJ : ENGLAND -TW 1930 C chime SS.James & Basil Parish Church KENT : USA - CT 1931 C ring St.Joseph's Chapel Kent School KHARTOUM : SUDAN 1931 C [chime] All Saints' Anglican Cathedral (old) HAMILTON - CCK : CANADA - ON 1933 C trad Cathedral of Christ the King (RC) Valleyfield : CANADA - QU 1933 - great Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Cécile GOLDERS GREEN : ENGLAND -NW 1932 C chime St.Alban Martyr and St.Michael Church BECONTREE : ENGLAND -ES 1933 C chime St.Alban Parish Church PITTSBURGH - SPC : USA - PA 1934 I* ring Southminster Presbyterian Church * middle 2 cast for another site VICTORIA - CCC : CANADA - BC 1936 F ring Christ Church Cathedral Liverpool : England 1938 - great Cathedral Church of Christ Beauport-Gifford : CANADA - QU 1946 - great Parish church DUNDEE : SCOTLAND-AN 1948 C chime St.Andrews Church MILL BAY : CANADA - BC 195x C chime Vancouver Island Regional Library (South Cowichan Branch) KILMARNOCK : SCOTLAND-AY 1950 C trad St.Andrew's & St.Marnock's Parish Church (Church of Scotland) OLIVER : CANADA - BC 1952 C chime St.Edward the Confessor Anglican Church DUNFERMLINE : SCOTLAND-FI 1953 I non-trad* Dunfermline Abbey WESTMINSTER : ENGLAND -WC 1955 C chime/ring St.Clement Danes Parish Church MISSION CITY : CANADA - BC 1956 C ring Pfitzer Memorial Bell Tower Westminster Abbey (St.Joseph's) POOLE : ENGLAND -DO 1957 C chime The Transfiguration Parish Church HOUNSLOW : ENGLAND -MD 1959 C chime Holy Trinity Parish Church MONTEGO BAY : JAMAICA 1959 C chime St.James Parish Church (Anglican) Ampleforth : England 1961 - great Ampleforth College and Abbey GROTON : USA - MA 1961 E ring St.John's Chapel Groton School HARARE : ZIMBABWE 1961 C ring Cathedral Church of St.Mary & All Saints Kwe Kwe : ZIMBABWE 1961 F ring St.Luke's Church DALSTON - SMY : ENGLAND -E 1963 C chime Saint Mary's Catholic Church LEE : ENGLAND -SE 1963 C chime St.Margaret Parish Church BENDIGO : AUSTRALIA 1964 R ring Cathedral Church of St.Paul LONDON - FM : ENGLAND -W 1964 C chime Fortnum & Mason WASHINGTON - NC/2 : USA - DC 1964 C ring Upper belfry Gloria in Excelsis Tower National Cathedral Liverpool : England 1966 - great Liverpool Cathedral (RC) MIDDLETOWN -- WU : USA - CT 1966 E trad* South College Building Wesleyan University NORTHAMPTON - 2 : USA - MA 1968 C ring Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts Smith College WEST HARTFORD : USA - CT 1969 F trad Gordon Stearns Memorial Carillon First Church of Christ, Congregational SANTA MONICA - STA : USA - CA 1970 C chime St.Augustine by-the-Sea Church AUCKLAND - STM : NEW ZEALAND 1972 R ring Church of St.Matthew-in-the-City DUNFERMLINE : SCOTLAND-FI 1972 I non-trad* Dunfermline Abbey BREWSTER : USA - NY 1973 C ring St.Cuthbert's Chapel Melrose School (Episcopal) DUNEDIN - F : NEW ZEALAND 1973 C ring/chime First Church of Otago PARRAMATTA - AS : AUSTRALIA 1974 E ring All Saints' Anglican Church PARRAMATTA - K : AUSTRALIA 1974 C chime Chapel The King's School LUBBOCK - TTU : USA - TX 1974 F trad* Charles & Georgia Robertson Baird Memorial Carillon Administration Building Texas Tech University cast for, and inscribed as by, Van Bergen Bellfoundries, Inc. Kwe Kwe : ZIMBABWE 1975 E ring St.Luke's Church KIAMA : AUSTRALIA 1976 C chime Christ Church (Anglican) Philadelphia : USA - PA 1976 - great Bicentennial Bell Independence Park Visitor's Center Tower WASHINGTON - PO : USA - DC 1976 C ring Congress Bells Old Post Office Tower Nancy Hanks Center HENDERSONVILLE : USA - NC 1978 C ring Patton Memorial Tower St.James' Episcopal Church CAPE TOWN - STG : S AFRICA 1979 C ring St.George's Cathedral NASHVILLE - STG : USA - TN 198? C chime St.George's Episcopal Church JOHANNESBURG/P : S AFRICA 1980 C ring St.George Anglican Church PHILADELPHIA - STMTF/2 : USA - PA 1980 C ring Lower belfry The Episcopal Church of St.Martin-in-the-Fields LONDON - WBF : ENGLAND -E 1981 C chime Whitechapel Bell Foundry PERTH - S : AUSTRALIA 1982 C non-trad "Carillon City" shopping mall KALAMAZOO - KC : USA - MI 1983 C ring Stetson Chapel Kalamazoo College VICTORIA - CCC : CANADA - BC 1983 E ring Christ Church Cathedral MIAMI - T : USA - FL 1984 C ring The Patterson Memorial Bells Trinity Episcopal Cathedral SYDNEY - CC : AUSTRALIA 1984 E ring Christ Church, St.Laurence THE WOODLANDS : USA - TX 1984*C [chime] Trinity Episcopal Church * year of installation here; bells cast years earlier for St.Michael & All Angels, Blackburn, Lancashire ROTTNEST ISLAND : AUSTRALIA 1985 C chime Holy Trinity Catholic Church SYDNEY - STM : AUSTRALIA 1985 E ring Central tower St.Mary's Cathedral Basilica WEST HARTFORD : USA - CT 1985 E trad Gordon Stearns Memorial Carillon First Church of Christ, Congregational YORK : AUSTRALIA 1985 C ring Holy Trinity Church BRISBANE - STJ : AUSTRALIA 1987 I ring Cathedral Church of St.John (Anglican) LITTLE ROCK - TEC : USA - AR 1988 C ring Trinity Episcopal Cathedral MELBOURNE - STPI : AUSTRALIA 1989 C ring St.Pius X Church (RC) LINCOLN - FP/1 : USA - NE 1990 E trad Tower carillon First-Plymouth Congregational Church RIVERSIDE : USA - IL 1991*? ring St.Paul's Episcopal Church * year of installation here; individual bells variously dated ALBURY : AUSTRALIA 1992 E ring/chime St.Matthew's Church CHARLESTON - STMI : USA - SC 1993 T ring St.Michael's Episcopal Church ADELAIDE - STF : AUSTRALIA 1994 E ring St.Francis Xavier Cathedral SULLIVAN'S ISLAND : USA - SC 1994 C ring Stella Maris RC Church MOSMAN PARK : AUSTRALIA 1995 E ring Chapel of St.Hilda of Whitby St.Hilda's Anglican School for Girls NASHOTAH : USA - WI 1995 C ring Nashotah House Theological Seminary (in storage) ARMIDALE : AUSTRALIA 1996 C ring St.Peter's Cathedral (Anglican) ROCKINGHAM : AUSTRALIA 1996 E ring Rockingham Centre (Civic Centre) GRAHAMSTOWN : S AFRICA 1996 E ring Cathedral Church of SS.Michael & George MARIETTA - STJ : USA - GA 1996 C ring St.James' Episcopal Church TORONTO - STJA/2 : CANADA - ON 1996 E ring Lower belfry St.James Cathedral WELLINGTON - WM : NEW ZEALAND 1996 E trad National War Memorial Carillon National War Memorial MANDURAH : AUSTRALIA 1997 E ring Christ's Church (Anglican) WAGGA WAGGA : AUSTRALIA 1997 E ring St.John's Anglican Church CHARLESTON - G : USA - SC 1999 E ring Columbarium tower Grace Episcopal Church PITTSBURGH - SPC : USA - PA 2000 E* ring Southminster Presbyterian Church * 2 trebles cast for this site HOUSTON - STP/2 : USA - TX 2001 C ring Lower belfry St.Paul's United Methodist Church SYDNEY - STP : AUSTRALIA 2001 R ring/chime St.Philip's Anglican Church LISMORE - STA : AUSTRALIA 2003 E ring St.Andrew's Church SYDNEY - U : AUSTRALIA 2003 R trad Clocktower Main Building University of Sydney AUGUSTA - GS : USA - GA 2004 C ring Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) SEWANEE - 2 : USA - TN 2004 C ring Bentley Bells Breslin Tower Convocation Hall The University of the South ORANGE : AUSTRALIA 2005 E ring Holy Trinity Anglican Church HOUSTON - PM/1 : USA - TX 2005 E chime Upper belfry Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church HOUSTON - PM/2 : USA - TX 2005 C ring Lower belfry Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church NEW YORK - RC : USA - NY 2005 R trad Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon Riverside Church (interdenominational: ABC/UCC) BIRMINGHAM - STP : USA - AL 2006 C ring Family Life Center Cathedral of St.Paul (RC) BRISBANE - STJ : AUSTRALIA 2008 E ring Cathedral Church of St.John (Anglican) LUDLOW : ENGLAND -SH 2008 E ring/chime Parish Church of St.Laurence Ludlow MERCERSBURG : USA - PA 2008 E trad The Henry Bucher Swoope Carillon Barker Tower Chapel Mercersburg Academy ORLEANS : USA - MA 2008 C ring Church of The Transfiguration The Community of Jesus (Benedictine) to be installed in 2009 SHREVEPORT - STM : USA - LA 2009 C chime/ring St.Mark's Episcopal Cathedral (was St.Mark's Church until 1991) London : England 2012 - great Olympic Stadium cast by Eijsbouts under subcontract from Whitechapel ALEXANDRIA : USA - VA 2014 C ring Immanuel Chapel Virginia Theological Seminary ROCHESTER - A : USA - NY 2015 C ring Church of the Ascension (Episcopal)
The foundry still has a Website which provides further information about its recent operations and its history. This was the oldest continuously operating business of any kind in England. The property on which it was located has been sold, and much of the equipment and other physical assets have been auctioned off. Intellectual property rights and some equipment have been sold off separately, so that the making of tower bells and handbells to traditional Whitechapel profiles will continue elsewhere:
Tower bells will be cast by The Westley Group, tuned and delivered by the venerable bellhanging firm of Whites of Appleton. As of early 2020, it appears that The Westley Group have cast bells only for rings in the UK.
Whites of Appleton, Ltd. Appleton, Abingdon, Oxon. OX13 5JJ England Tel: 01865 862549 Fax: 01865 864969 E: email@example.comNews article (Dec.2016) on the sale of the Whitechapel bellfoundry property; to be vacated in May 2017.
Interview with Alan Hughes (Dec.2016) in which the sale of the business is mentioned; has many interesting photos.
News article confirming that the land has been sold, and negotiations for the sale of the business are in progress.
Smithsonian article on the closure, with background on early Whitechapel bells in USA, including the Liberty Bell; with an old engraving of the ringing of that bell, showing a curious weight on the end of the clapper.
A news article reports that the foundry records will go to the London Metropolitan Archives, enabling public research.
CBS News interview with Alan Hughes, last proprietor of the foundry - video (3:47) plus transcript illustrated with two photos.
Bill Hibbert has written up the Whitechapel foundry history, which includes the names of all the bellfounders who have operated it.
Video (5:40) of bell making at the foundry
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