[Bell Historians] Pimlico

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Thu Dec 27 18:45:57 GMT 2007

Quite possibly the G&J bell which Alan quotes is that at St Mary, Bourne Street, which was founded as a daughter church of St Barnabas. It was formerly known as Graham Street and is sometimes quoted as Westminster rather than Pimlico.  

I've always quoted the Pimlico towers as 
S Barnabas (10) See Lovesguide
S Gabriel, Warwick Square (8) ditto  
S Saviour, St Geotrge's Square (8+2) ditto
S Michael, Chester Square (3, hung dead) Mears 1846, 2nd recast by JT 1933
S Mary, Bourne Street (see above)
S James the Less, Thorndike Street (Garden Street) (1, Warner,  reputedly in a frame for more: any reliable data, anyone?)
S Peter, Eaton Square (There was a 15-cwt G&J bell, was it replaced after the fire?)
All Saints, Ennisbmore Gardens (1)
All Saints, Grosvenor Road (dem, the M&S bell now the 5th at Aldenham)
Holy Trinity, Bessborough Gardens (bombed, dem, was 1, JT, in a frame for 6)
S John, Wilton Road (bombed, dem, were 8, Warner, 9-3-17)
S Philip, Buckingham Palace Road (1) ? dem
I believe S Paul, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, a great heavy u/r 3, see Lovesguide, is sometimes claimed as Pimlico, and no doubt there are others.

Hope you all had a great Christmas - best wishes to all on the list for a happy new year.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Alan Buswell 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 11:19 AM
  Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] St. Barnabas Pimlico

  From G&J bell records Volume 10 p102:
  Pimlico [no exact place given] No. 4828; 1 bell; 20" dia; 1-2-20 in A 870hz. October 26, 1933.

  The above may be of interest.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: jimhedgcock 
    To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
    Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 11:07 PM
    Subject: [Bell Historians] St. Barnabas Pimlico

    On a recent visit to London I took the opportunity to walk to Pimlico. 
    The church has obviously had a vast amount of money spent on it and is 
    now shining white with cleaned and replaced stone. The slate louvres 
    also look brand new. Unfortunately the exterior gate was locked and I 
    was unable to gain access to the interior or the vicarage. The school 
    was open but I deemed it to be intrusive to try to gain access to the 
    church by trying to attract attention there. I am told that the church 
    interior is amongst the most ornate in London.
    I remember Alan Taylor indicating that there might be some bell 
    activity there once the restoration of the church was completed. If 
    this is the case, has any bell related work been considered?
    Judging by the proximity of the neighbouring commercial and domestic 
    buildings a very efficient sound control system would be mandatory.
    The exterior of the adjacent church buildings has not benefitted from 
    any contemporary restoration.

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