Whitechapel Bell Foundry


Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Britain's oldest manufacturing company, still going since 1570!

Location: 34 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1DY

Description: This place has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records listing the Whitechapel Bell Foundry as Britain's oldest manufacturing company, having been established in 1570 (during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I) and being in continuous business since then.

Whitechapel's famous bells include the original Liberty Bell (1752), the Great Bell of Montreal and, probably best known of all, Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster. Cast in 1858, this is the largest bell ever cast at Whitechapel, weighing 13 tons. To this day, a cross-section of the bell surrounds the entrance door to the Foundry.

The premises are now designated as Grade II listed buildings, and as such may not be altered in any way. Thus the frontage remains unchanged on a very busy East London road amongst many modern buildings.

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Whitechapel Bell Foundry

Britain's oldest manufacturing company, still going since 1570!

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Credits: http://www.whitechapelbellfoundry.co.uk

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