Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral, Former Campanile

  • Formerly 6 bells hung for swing chiming
  • Formerly 6 bells hung for swing chiming, forfeited to the Crown in 1541
  • Grid Ref: TR151579
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Canterbury
    Archdeaconry (Anglican): Canterbury

The Campanile Bells

Bell DateFounderRetunedFate
1Crundale?UnknownNeverForfeited to the Crown, 1541
2Alphege?UnknownNeverForfeited to the Crown, 1541
3Thomas1316UnknownNeverForfeited to the Crown, 1541
4Mary?UnknownNeverForfeited to the Crown, 1541
5Dunstan1343UnknownNeverForfeited to the Crown, 1541
6Jesus1343UnknownNeverForfeited to the Crown, 1541


1098 Prior Ernulf put a bell in the Campanile, later adding 4 smaller ones.
1160 Prior Wybert add a sixth bell to Campanile.
1316 Prior Henry placed another bell in the Campanile named "Thomas".
1382 The Campanile was damaged in an earthquake.
1541 Priory dissolved and campanile bells forfeited to Crown.
1650 In mid 17th Century, the campanile was demolished.

Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 1 April 2016