[Bell Historians] Subject: Re: Request for info: women in bellfounding

Jonathan Dickenson northernbranch at googlemail.com
Sat Apr 3 21:22:47 BST 2021

Oliver Lee

> One particularly notable female bellfounder I can think of is the 15th
> century London founder Joanna hille whose bells can be mostly found in
> Essex and other parts of the country.

I believe the Tenor at Basildon, Essex claims to be the first bell to be
cast by a woman.  How true that is I am not sure, Especially as the 5th is
also by her.

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