St.James' Old Cathedral
   King and Batman Streets
   (opp. Flagstaff Gardens)
   West Melbourne
   Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
   LL: S 37.81025, E 144.95252
*Former Location:
   in William Street until building was
   moved in 1914.
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   Graeme Heyes
   44 Rowitta Drive
   Glen Waverley, Victoria  3150
   H: 03/9803 4365   W: 03/9545 8569

      Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the ANZAB Website.


   St.James' Old Cathedral
   2 Batman Street
   West Melbourne, VIC  3003
   T: 03/9329 0903


   Practice Friday 1930-2130;
   service 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday 0930-1000.


   Original six bells cast in 1852 or
   1854; two added later.  Rehung in 1979
   on independent steel frame within the
   tower, by Hervey Bagot.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1885
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of ringing room:             0 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 1988

The cathedral Website has photos and history, but the bells are not mentioned.

Wikipedia article about the cathedral's history, with clickable photos.  Note that the tower is now one stage shorter than it originally was.

The ANZAB Webpage about this ring has at least a photo of the tower, and possibly additional information.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Australia.

   This page was built from the database on 16-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/12/28
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/11/17

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