WESTMINSTER
ATKINSON'S BUILDING 24, OLD BOND ST
(J. & E. Atkinson Ltd, later J. Fox & Co.)

Photo DrL 24th Jan 2006
A carillon of 23 bells
Tenor: 12-0-16 in G sharp
Frame: 1928 Gillett & Johnston in a spirelet
Retuning: Never subsequently retuned
Grid Ref: TQ290806

DETAILS OF THE BELLS

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Note

Cast

Founder

1

0-1-7 111/16" G sharp

1927

Gillett & Johnston

2

0-1-20 12" G

1927

Gillett & Johnston

3

0-1-8 12" F sharp

1927

Gillett & Johnston

4

0-2-2 13" F

1927

Gillett & Johnston

5

0-2-6 131/2" E

1927

Gillett & Johnston

6

0-2-22 141/2" D sharp

1927

Gillett & Johnston

7

0-3-6 151/4" D

1927

Gillett & Johnston

8

0-3-15 161/2" C sharp

1927

Gillett & Johnston

9

1-0-9 167/8" C

1932

Gillett & Johnston

10

0-3-23 171/16" B

1927

Gillett & Johnston

11

1-0-24 181/2" A sharp

1927

Gillett & Johnston

12

1-1-16 19" A

1927

Gillett & Johnston

13

1-2-17 201/8" G sharp

1927

Gillett & Johnston

14

1-3-15 21" G

1927

Gillett & Johnston

15

2-0-12 22" F sharp

1927

Gillett & Johnston

16

3-0-7 241/2" F

1927

Gillett & Johnston

17

3-3-1 26" E

1927

Gillett & Johnston

18

4-2-4 28" D sharp

1927

Gillett & Johnston

19

4-3-21 283/4" D

1927

Gillett & Johnston

20

5-0-14 30" C sharp

1927

Gillett & Johnston

21

6-2-3 32" C

1927

Gillett & Johnston

22

8-0-3 3415/16" A sharp

1927

Gillett & Johnston

23

12-0-16 397/8" G sharp

1927

Gillett & Johnston

INSCRIPTIONS

(tba)

EARLIER BELLS

Bell

Weight

Diameter

Note

Cast

Founder Fate

9

0-3-21

161/2"

C

1927

Gillett & Johnston Recast 1932

HISTORY

1927 A carillon of 23 bells was cast by Gillett and Johnston for J. & E. Atkinson's Store, 24 Old Bond Street. It was later taken over by J. Fox & Co. although the building still remains known as the Atkinson's Building on account of the name "Atkinson's" written in the brickwork.
1932 The 9th bell (C) was recast by Gillett & Johnston.

Photo DrL 24th Jan 2006