ARQUES : FRANCE - 62

*Location:

   Façade de l'Hôtel de Ville
   Place Roger Salengro
   Arques, 62 Pas-de-Calais, France
   LL: N 50.73382, E 2.29511
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*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters,
   plus a tune at the hour, plus jacquemart

*Remarks:

   On pole frame at roof edge.  Added
   semitones are sharp 4th & flat 7th.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     F C   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2000
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2018
*Links:

The French Wikipedia article about the town mentions the building with its "carillon", but does not describe either.  There is a large photo of the building, in which the bells can be seen on a trio of poles at the right end of the parapet on the center block.

The ARPAC Website presents much more detail than we can here, though it is all in French.  It has a photo of the building, but the bells are not visible.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all French chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all French chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all French chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Pas-de-Calais.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 29-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2018/09/10
*Photos:

(none available)

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