[Bell Historians] Founder: Bowen of London
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Sat May 9 20:00:56 BST 2009
This is from Lincolnshire Bells and Bell founders. A second edition of this book is being published later this year!
The firm of Bowen & Co. advertised as the Phoenix Church Bell Foundry of Dorrington Street, Mount Pleasant, London and cast a number of bells during the period 1846 to circa 1890. Most of this firms bells are small and there are two of their products in Lincolnshire, both of which are undated. The first is at Barrowby school which was built in 1851 and the second is at the Catholic Church of Our Lady and St Peter, Woodhall Spa. This church was built in 1896 and presumably the bell was cast at about that time.
Source : Information communicated by Christopher J. Pickford.
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From: Pete Dyson
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Sent: Saturday, May 09, 2009 6:26 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Founder: Bowen of London
Last Sunday I went to look at a single bell at Altrincham (Cheshire) St George, to advise on a 'broken rope'. The bell is 26.25" dia and had 6 canons, of which one is broken off. The only inscription is:
BOWEN FOUNDERS LONDON 1858
David Struckett's Dictionary list says he was casting in Clerkenwell between 1846 and 1890. A quick glance through GAD's NBR shows 2 bells in the Diocese of London.
Has there been any more been published on the foundry, please?
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