The Swan Bells
The Bell Tower Barrack Square (Barrack Street and Riverside Drive) Perth, Western Australia, Australia LL: S 31.95891, E 115.85817*Original location:
St.Martin-in-the-Fields Westminster, London WC2, England
Richard Offen E: richard DOToffen/@/iinet DOTnet DOTau - or - Vicki Hodgkin E: vicki/@/graduate DOTuwa DOTedu DOTau - or - Helen Silver E: helenDOTsilver/@/metallic DOTcom DOTau
Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the ANZAB Website.
The Swan Bells Barrack Square Riverside Drive Perth, WA T: 8/9218 8183 F: 08/9325 2507 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice 1200-1300 Sat,Sun,Mon,Tue (general ringing), Thu (qp attempt); extra ringing & qp attempts may occur at 1pm on any ringing day - call two weeks ahead to join a qp or for more information. Also, 6-8pm last Tuesday while Cathedral ringing is suspended. Tower open daily to visitors (by fee).
Ring of 16 with flat 10th & flat 3rd to form a light 12. Three trebles and 2 semitones cast by Taylor in 1988 to form the first diatonic ring of 15 in the world. Original 12 by Rudhall, 1725-6; 3 trebles recast by Rudhall 1758-70; all retuned 1922-3 (by ?).
Ring of 18 bells (16+2) Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ROPE / NONE There are two added semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1998 with 1 bells made by Taylor Prior history: In 1988, the instrument was enlarged to 17 bells by Taylor (5 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1988, the instrument was begun with 12 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above (12 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 2009
The ANZAB Webpage about this ring has at least a photo of the tower, and possibly additional information.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rudhall bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor 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 14-Aug-09 based on textual data last updated on 2009/07/30 and on technical data last updated on 2009/02/09
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