Recent Submissions

  • City Centre, Waterhof 

    Haverkamp, Leonardus
    The Waterhof Estate houses a very interesting and extremely well preserved bell. Above the shoulder are three moulding rings followed by two more just below the shoulder. Then a small decorative band followed by a reference ...
  • City Centre, St. James Anglican Church 

    Unknown author
    Photographs and information on the bell of St. James Anglican Church in Cape Town. The St. James Anglican Church at Sea Point has a high tower that has somewhat lost its brightness due to the rust spots resulting from the ...
  • City Centre, Maitland, Moravian Church 

    Unknown author
    Moravian Church: High up in the tower of the Moravian Chapel hangs a bell that obviously has suffered from hanging outside. Due to its height it was impossible to decipher the inscriptions. On one of the more detailed ...
  • City Centre, Iziko Museum 

    Unknown author
    The Iziko Museum houses four ship bells and pieces of a fifth. 1. The most important bell that is on display is the bell that is thought to belong to the VOC-ship Brederode. The ship dates from 1644 and was shipwrecked at ...
  • City Centre, Greenpoint, Sacred Heart Catholic Church 

    Fountain Head Bell Foundry; O'Byrne, Matthew
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church: The parish has been established in 1883. The church is situated in the heart of the downtown area. In the tower hangs a bell that however is silenced because the tower became too vulnerable ...
  • City Centre, Tamboerskloof, Dutch Reformed Church 

    Petit & Fritsen (Firm)
    Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk: The congregation was established in 1891 and is situated in a more prosperous part of the city. The bell is a typical bell from the Dutch Foundry, richly decorated. On top of the bell are two ...
  • City Centre, St. Paul's Anglican Church 

    Unknown author
    The St Paul’s Anglican Church congregation in central Cape Town was founded in the 1850’s and was originally housed in Bloemstreet. The current building was inaugurated in 1878. In the tower hangs a bell of moderate size. ...
  • Cape Town, City Hall Carillon 

    John Taylor & Company (Bellfounders)
    Photographs and information on the Cape Town City Hall Carillon, the only playable carillon in South Africa. Includes a detailed pamphlet with descriptions of all 39 bells as well as the history of the City Hall and the ...
  • Cape Town, St. Martini Lutheran Church 

    Gruhl (Firm); Werner, Theodor; Rincker (Firm)
    Photographs and information on the three bells of St. Martini Lutheran Church in Cape Town. When in 1861 the Lutheran Church in Cape Town split, one branch became the German Evangelical Lutheran St. Martini Church. This ...
  • Cape Town, St. Mark's Anglican Church, Zonnebloem 

    Unknown author
    Photographs and information on the church bell of St. Mark's Anglican Church, Cape Town. This church has a bell that is worth further investigation. From pictures it is clear that the date on the bell is 1831. Also the ...
  • Cape Town, St. George's Cathedral 

    Mears, Thomas
    Photograph and information on the bells of St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town. The original chime had 8 bells, the current one 10. In the 1830s the cathedral was built along the lines of Saint Pancras in London according ...
  • Cape Town, Reddam House School, Sea Point 

    Gillett & Johnston (Firm)
    Photographs and information on the five bells in the tower at Reddam House school in Sea Point, Cape Town. he school has a chime of 5 bells in the tower of the Reddam House (formerly Christian Brothers College) on High ...
  • Cape Town, Moravian Hill 

    Petit & Gebruder Edelbrock (Firm)
    Photographs and information on the Moravian chapel and its bell in District Six, Cape Town. The chapel used to house the first urban Moravian congregation in the country. Due to the Group Areas Act the congregation was ...
  • Cape Town, Lutheran Church, Strand Street 

    Unknown author
    Photographs and information on the bells in the church tower of the Lutheran Church in Strand. The Lutherans built their church in 1774 in Strand Street but as a disguised warehouse. In 1779 the church was accepted by the ...
  • Cape Town, Groote Kerk Dutch Reformed Church 

    Mears, Thomas; Grave, Jan Albert de; Mears & Stainbank (Firm)
    Photographs and information on two bells of the Groote Kerk Dutch Reformed Church in Cape Town. There are two historical bells in the tower of this church. De Grave Bell: De Grave married the widow of Claude Fremy, ...
  • Cape Town, Three Anchor Bay, Dutch Reformed Church 

    Henderson, Robert
    Photographs and information on the bell of the Dutch Reformed Church, Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town. There is a bell that hangs in the tower of the church. In 1881, on ringing the bell for a religious service, it fell through ...
  • Cape Town, District Six Museum 

    Crans, Cyprianus
    Photographs and information on a bell housed at the District Six Museum in Cape Town. The museum houses a bell that used to belong to Orangezicht, a suburb on the south side of the city that was occupied as a farm by the ...
  • Cape Town, Company's Gardens 

    C. & G. Mears (Firm)
    Photographs and information on a bell in the Company's Gardens, Cape Town. In the bell tower in the center of the garden hangs a bell from 1853 made by C & G Mears. This bell used to be the old fire-alarm bell from the ...
  • Cape Town, Castle of Good Hope, store room 

    Bieber, Johann Nikolaus
    Photographs and information on a bell in a store room of the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town. In the storage rooms is another historic bell. The bell has been nicely decorated. Three moulding wires in the crown are followed ...
  • Cape Town, Castle of Good Hope 

    Fremy, Claude
    Photographs and information on the bell of the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town. As far as we know, this is the second oldest bell in South Africa. It is preceded only by one of the bells of the Rhenish Church in Stellenbosch. ...