Tyne and Wear HER(6652): Newcastle, St. Nicholas Cathedral, bells - Details
Newcastle, St. Nicholas Cathedral, bells
Two bells inscribed "Ralph Reed Esq. Mayor. Francis Johnson Esq. Sherriff 1717. R Phelp Londini fecit". Melted down in 1892. The common bell was cracked in 1794 and recast and inscribed "Cuthbert Smith Esqr Mayor William Rowell Esqr Sherriff 1754 Thos Lester and Thos Pack fecit". Melted 1892. The "Major" bell bore Major Anderson's armorials. Melted 1891. In 1891-2 all of the bells from the cathedral were melted down except the 3 medieval bells and the 17th century bell.
Archaeologia Aeliana, 4 IX, pp 164-66; Brenda Whitelock, 1992, Timepieces of Newcastle, pp 61-2