PERUWELZ : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Basilique Nôtre Dame de Bon-Secours
   (O.L.V.-Basiliek)
   Place Jean Absil
   Péruwelz (Peruwels),
     Hainaut, Belgium -and- Nord, France
   LL: N 50.49737, E 3.60718
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Basilique Nôtre Dame de Bon-Secours
   Place Absil
   B-7603 Bon-Secours.
   T: 069 84 78 14
   E: daloze.philippe@skynet.be

*Schedule:

   None - keyboard disconnected

*Remarks:

   Unknown which tower holds these bells

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 40 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 1947
     with bells made by Michiels    
   Prior history:
     In 1906, the instrument was begun with 31 bells
       by Michiels    
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1966
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the village of Bon-Secours has two photos of the building.  While the French Wikipedia article about the building is more extensive than its Dutch equivalent, and both have photos of the building, neither one mentions any bells.

A local article about the building has a photo and provides contact information.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Michiels bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in BE.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Hainaut.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 25-Jul-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/07/20
   and on technical data last updated on 1975/07/20
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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