South United Methodist Church
   South Main Street (Conn.Rte.83) at
     Hartford Road (near I-384)
   (South Manchester)
   Manchester, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.76492, W 72.52097
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   Members of the church


   South Methodist Church
   1226 Main Street
   Manchester, CT  06040-6057
   T: (860)647-9141   or   -9142


   For all worship services.


   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Transmission straps replaced 1992.
   On top of chime frame is a separate
   swinging bell, cast in 1854 for the
   previous church building by
   Jones & Hitchcock, Troy, NY, pitch F#,
   with separate tolling hammer (rope).

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    F A# 4
   There is one added semitone
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1925
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993


The new church Website includes part of the bell tower in the top banner of each page, and has a small sketch of the building at the bottom. There is no church history and nothing about the bells. A photo from the old Website shows the tower in context.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CT.


   This page was built from the database on 25-Sep-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/09/19
   and on technical data last updated on 1994/01/11

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