St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral, London
St Paul’s tenor bell after cleaningThis world famous ring of twelve bells with a 62 cwt tenor is to be restored 140 years after Taylor’s cast and hung them in the cathedral’s north-western tower. A substantial lifting structure will be constructed above the bells, and they will be lifted out of the tower using a jib and crane through the great circular belfry window. Once at Loughborough they will be cleaned by gentle sand blasting and new ringing fittings will be manufactured and fitted. The 1878 oak bell frame will be strengthened by the cathedral works department under the supervision of the cathedral architect and Taylor’s chief design engineer, and the ringing room is to be redecorated and conserved before the bells are returned and rehung.
The bells have now been removed from the tower and are at Loughborough. The first of the bells has been sent away for cleaning. The manufacturing of the wheels and headstocks is underway.