Église Saint-Léger
   Rue de la République (D19)
     at Rue de l'Eglise
   Saint-Léon, Haute-Garonne, France
   LL: N 43.40028, E 1.56076
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   Mairie de Saint-Léon
   Hôtel de ville
   1, Place de la République
   31560 Saint-Léon
   T: 05/61 81 92 03   F: 05/61 81 77 41
   E: accueil.mairie/@/saintleon DOTfr




   Octave with sharp 4th & flat 7th;
   also a disused ancient chiming machine.
   A baton keyboard with 23-note manual
   and no pedal has been constructed;
   fund-raising for 13 additional bells
   (plus 2 to be recast) is underway.
   Two-octave practice keyboard with one
   octave pedalboard at school of music.
   Three swingers in main belfry.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   There is a practice console
   Installation was completed in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020

The French Wikipedia article about the town mentions the church by name but has no photo or description of it.

Page about the project to expand the chime

The town Website has a page about the project to enlarge this chime, with a panoramic photo of the town (showing the church tower at the center) and three downloadable PDFs.

The village's Facebook presence opens with a photo centered on the church.

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/Haute-Garonne.

   This page was built from the database on  9-Feb-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/01/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/06/04

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