weights & measures

Mike Chester mike at m...
Thu Oct 3 09:38:43 BST 2002

> Today I had a splendid day in Oxford, truly a City blessed with 
much beauty
> and wonderful towers and spires to gaze at. The wonderful 
simplicity of Tom
> Tower at Christchurch got me wondering about the bell Great Tom 
cast in 1680
> by Christopher Hodson. Does anyone know where it was cast and how 
> furnaces were used? Are there any other bells still in existence 
by this
> founder?

The back 5 at Godmersham are by him.

Details of Great Tom can be found at


You can even buy a minature Great Tom from this site!


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