Tower bell instruments or collections of 8 or more bells can be found in all countries
of the islands commonly called the British Isles.
These include the Republic of Ireland (Eire)
and the United Kingdom, itself comprised of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This Website has a site data page for each such instrument or collection which is known,
except as follows:
> All rings (bells hung for change-ringing) are omitted unless they share the tower with, or are part of, an instrument that otherwise qualifies for listing here. That includes great bells. They might be included if they are also equipped with a tune-playing chiming machine that is exceptionally interesting. Note that all ringable towers of any size can be found in Dove's Guide Online.
> Most 8-bell conventional chimes are omitted; all can be found in Mike Chester's tables of chimes.
> All tubular chimes are omitted unless they contain a semitone (which is rare in this region). All such chimes can also be found in Mike Chester's tables.
To facilitate finding pages of interest to visitors, as well as to show related information about groups of sites, those site data pages are indexed in several different ways, as follows:
If you are looking for a specific site by its institutional name (e.g., a church or school) or by the instrument's proper name, pick any of the above three indexes and then use the "find in page" feature of your Web browser to locate a distinctive word (or partial word) in that name.
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This page was created 2005/02/18 and last revised 2020/11/04.
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