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Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral, Former Campanile

The Campanile Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned Fate
1?UnknownForfeited to the Crown, 1541
2?UnknownForfeited to the Crown, 1541
31316UnknownForfeited to the Crown, 1541
4?UnknownForfeited to the Crown, 1541
51343UnknownForfeited to the Crown, 1541
61343UnknownForfeited 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 Centurry, the campanile was demolished.


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