Chimes in the British Isles:
index by year of completion

The table below is an index to 89 existing chimes in the British Isles (including Ireland), in order by year of completion to the current number of bells (possibly by removal to the present site), regardless of when the bells were cast.  Instruments which were completed in the same year are listed in order by the city name without regard to the exact date on which the installation was finished.
After the year, a letter indicates that it is

C - when the complete instrument was installed;
E - when the instrument was enlarged from its previous size.

Sites are grouped into decades (unknown first); within a decade they are blocked into groups of 10.


    Location (City : Country)                Year
Unknown - 1 instruments
STIRLING                      : SCOTLAND-ST  ???? E

before 1900 - 17 instruments
DERBY                         : ENGLAND -DB  1693 C  chime/ring
CHERTSEY                      : ENGLAND -SR  1859 C  chime/ring
SHANDON                       : IRELAND      1870 C
BRADFORD                      : ENGLAND -YW  1873 C
HIGH BEACH                    : ENGLAND -ES  1873 C  chimola
NEWPORT                       : WALES - GT   1874 C
DALSTON - SMK                 : ENGLAND -E   1877 C  chime/ring
INVERNESS                     : SCOTLAND-HI  1877 C  chime/ring
ROEHAMPTON                    : ENGLAND -SW  1879 C
KIRKCALDY                     : SCOTLAND-FI  1880 C

GLASGOW                       : SCOTLAND-LA  1881 C
PAISLEY                       : SCOTLAND-RE  1882 C
LERWICK                       : SHETLAND IS  1887 C 
BIRTLES HALL                  : ENGLAND -CH  1895 C
CAMBRIDGE                     : ENGLAND -CA  1895 C  chime/ring
HOOTON PAGNELL                : ENGLAND -YW  1895 C
KENDAL                        : ENGLAND -CU  1897 C

1900s - 5 instruments
LEXDEN                        : ENGLAND -ES  1901 C
BLAGDON                       : ENGLAND -SM  1902 C  chime/ring
HARTLEPOOL                    : ENGLAND -DU  1902 C  chime/ring
GLANDFORD                     : ENGLAND -NF  1903 C
PRESTEIGNE                    : WALES - RD   1906 E

1910s - 1 instrument
NEWPORT PAGNELL               : ENGLAND -BU  1911 C  chime/ring
   St.Peter & St.Paul Parish Church

1920s - 13 instruments
KENNERLEIGH                   : ENGLAND -DE  1920 C
LONDON - RE                   : ENGLAND -EC  1920 C
CLITHEROE                     : ENGLAND -LA  1923 C  chime
MELLOR                        : ENGLAND -LA  1923 C
LONDON - MC                   : ENGLAND -E   1925 C
FALKIRK                       : SCOTLAND-ST  1926 C
LEIGH-ON-SEA                  : ENGLAND -ES  1926 C  peal
COVENTRY                      : ENGLAND -WA  1927 C
WORCESTER - 1                 : ENGLAND -WO  1928 C  ring
ALFRETON                      : ENGLAND -DB  1929 C

WYKE                          : ENGLAND -YW  1929 C
LONDONDERRY                   : N IRELAND-D  1929 C  chime/ring
CLYDEBANK                     : SCOTLAND-SC  1929 C

1930s - 16 instruments
BANBURY                       : ENGLAND -OX  1930 C  chime/ring
CARRICKMACROSS                : IRELAND -MN  1930 C
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE - BJ      : ENGLAND -NM  1930 C
WEXFORD                       : IRELAND -WX  1930 C  chime/ring
FOULRIDGE                     : ENGLAND -LA  1931 C
FRIMLEY                       : ENGLAND -SR  1931 C
MANCHESTER - HN               : ENGLAND -LA  1931 C
BLACKBURN                     : ENGLAND -LA  1932 C
DEPTFORD                      : ENGLAND -SE  1932 C
GOLDERS GREEN                 : ENGLAND -NW  1932 C

PORTADOWN                     : N IRELAND-R  1932 C
BECONTREE                     : ENGLAND -ES  1933 C
LIMEHOUSE                     : ENGLAND -E   1933 C
LONDON - HW                   : ENGLAND -EC  1935 C
MELTHAM                       : ENGLAND -YW  1936 C  chime/ring
PEEBLES                       : SCOTLAND-PB  1939 C

1940s - 4 instruments
OULTON                        : ENGLAND -ST  1940 C
LIMERICK - SA                 : IRELAND -LM  1947 C  chime/ring
DUNDEE                        : SCOTLAND-AN  1948 C
LONDON - AH                   : ENGLAND -EC  1948 C

1950s - 11 instruments
ALSTON                        : ENGLAND -CU  1950 C
KENILWORTH                    : ENGLAND -WA  1950 C
BOSTON - 2                    : ENGLAND -LI  1951 C
WYTHAM                        : ENGLAND -BR  1951 C
CLIFTON                       : ENGLAND -BD  1953 C  chime/ring
ALVERTHORPE                   : ENGLAND -YW  1955 E
WESTMINSTER                   : ENGLAND -WC  1955 C  chime/ring
GREAT WARLEY                  : ENGLAND -ES  1956 E
POOLE                         : ENGLAND -DO  1957 C
SELBY                         : ENGLAND -YW  1957 C

HOUNSLOW                      : ENGLAND -MD  1959 C

1960s - 4 instruments
WHITWICK                      : ENGLAND -LE  1960 C
DALSTON - SMY                 : ENGLAND -E   1963 C
LEE                           : ENGLAND -SE  1963 C
LONDON - FM                   : ENGLAND -W   1964 C

1970s - 3 instruments
ASHFORD                       : ENGLAND -KE  1970 C  chime/ring
GLOUCESTER                    : ENGLAND -GL  1973 C
ASHORNE HILL                  : ENGLAND -WA  1976*C
   *  originally at a different location

1980s - 6 instruments
CARLTON                       : ENGLAND -NT  1981 E
LONDON - WBF                  : ENGLAND -E   1981 C
KINGSTON-UPON-HULL - HT/1     : ENGLAND -YE  1983 E  ring
LARBERT                       : SCOTLAND-ST  1985 E
LONDON - E                    : ENGLAND -W   1986 C
NEWRY                         : N IRELAND-D  1987 E

1990s - 2 instruments
LITTLE WALSINGHAM             : ENGLAND -NF  1993 E
ABERDEEN - STM                : SCOTLAND-AB  1998 E

2000s - 4 instruments
TOWCESTER - 1                 : ENGLAND -NH  2000 E
WORCESTER - 2                 : ENGLAND -WO  2003 C
LUDLOW                        : ENGLAND -SH  2008 E  chime/ring
LIMERICK - STJ                : IRELAND -LM  2009 C

2010s - 2 instrument
LONDON - MG                   : ENGLAND -W   2016 C  zvon
TAUNTON                       : ENGLAND -SM  2016 C  chime/ring


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