SAINT-GHISLAIN : BELGIUM

*Location:

   Tower of old church
   (Tour de Guet)
   Grand Place at Résidence du Val d'Haine
   Saint-Ghislain, Hainaut, Belgium
   LL: N 50.44787, E 3.82026
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*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   The old church was largely destroyed
   in WW II; its tower (without spire)
   remains as a monument.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1985, the instrument was begun with 15 bells
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2021
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the town has a photo that includes the ancient church tower, but says nothing about it.  The equivalent French Wikipedia article is longer but likewise says nothing about the tower.

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

Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Belgian non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in BE/Hainaut.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 26-Jul-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/07/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/07/20
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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