Central tower St.Mary's Cathedral Basilica College Street (north end) at St.Mary's Road Sydney, New South Wales, Australia LL: S 33.87107, E 151.21333
Jim Woolford E: eastford/@/bigpond DOTcom
Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the ANZAB Website.
St.Mary's Cathedral House St.Mary's Road Sydney, NSW 2000 T: 2/9220 0400 F: 02/9223 5208 E: email@example.com
Practice Thursday 6-8pm; for service Sunday 1000-1030.
Ring of 12 plus flat 6th and extra treble; also service bell (former 25 cwt tenor). Ring of 1843 was the first on the Australian mainland; its tenor cracked in 1866, which eventually led to recasting the entire ring in 1881. Seven of those bells went to ADELAIDE - STF. Access stair in N turret of E transept.
Ring of 14 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ROPE / NONE There is one added semitone The whole instrument was installed in 1985 with bells made by Whitechapel Prior history: In 1882, 8 bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Whitechapel in 1881 ( 0 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1843, the instrument was begun with 8 bells by Whitechapel ( 0 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 1993
A history of the bells
The diocesan Webpages about the Cathedral include an old sketch of the building as it once appeared, but say little about its history and nothing about the bells.
The Cathedral's own Website has a page about the bells and bell ringers, under "Get Involved."
The ANZAB Webpage about this ring has at least a photo of the tower, and possibly additional information.
Where the initial stage of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.
Where the second stage of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final stage of 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.
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