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John Taylor & Co
The Bellfoundry Freehold Street Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 1AR
Tel 01509 212241 & Fax 01509 263305
John Taylor & Co. continues a line of bellfounding which has been unbroken since the 14th Century. From 1784 the business has been in the hands of the Taylor family, who settled in Loughborough in 1839. It is the largest bellfoundry in the world and the largest cathedral bell in Britain. "Great Paul", at St Paul's Cathedral, was cast in Loughborough in 1881. Taylors are experts in the design and manufacture of bells, their fittings and frameworks. There is also a museum which tells the story of the bell foundry.   

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