Great Tom of Lincoln

john ketteringham john.ketteringham at n...
Tue Oct 29 09:56:16 GMT 2002

Great Tom of Lincoln was cast in the Minster Close in 1610 and lasted until
1827. It weighed 3 tons 18 cwt 3 qrs 18lbs.

The previous bell to this was cast in 1305 and lasted 304 years!

It might also be of interest that Augustine Bowler in 1623 recast one of the
cathedral bells in the hallway of the Deanery.

See Lincoln Cathedral : A History of the Bells, Bellringers and Bellringing.

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