Beffroi de l'Hôtel de Ville
   Rue d'Arras at Place Faidherbe
   Bapaume, Pas-de-Calais, France
   LL: N 50.10402, E 2.84979
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   Autoplay at hour and half hour,


   Replaces similar bells by Barbieux,
   Tournai, destroyed in WW I.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 20 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C G#  /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     with bells made by Causard     
   Prior history:
     In 1930, a complete instrument of 19 bells was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The ARPAC page about these bells has a detailed inventory.

The French Wikipedia article about the town has a photo of the city hall and belltower, and describes the history of the building, but says nothing about any bells.

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

   This page was built from the database on 11-May-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/05/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/05/07

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