St.George's Cathedral
   (Church of South India; was Anglican)
   222 Cathedral Road
   Chennai (Madras before 1996),
     Tamil Nadu, India
   LL: N 13.05202, E 80.25286
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   Diocese of Madras
   Church of South India




   Ellacombe stand has treble at left end.
   Also 3 clock bells by Thomas Mears II,
   1827/8 - hour + ting-tang quarters.
   Headquarters of the Church of South

*Technical data:

   Chime with Ellacombe stand of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E E   /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1871
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006


The British Library holds an 1849 watercolor of St.George's Cathedral, with a brief description of the building; the image is clickable for a larger version.

On a page of Chennai Churches, St.George Cathedral has the first two photos, showing the portico and the spire.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in India.


   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-06
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/12/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/12/24

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