Rings in North America:
index by pitch (weight)

The table below is an index to the 57 existing or contracted North American rings, in order by the pitch and weight of the tenor (heaviest bell) of the ring. The key to the column headings is at the end of the table, along with some other notes.

NOTE: Pitch and weight do not yield identical sort orders because of differences in scale (thickness) to which the bells were cast.  In this list, pitch takes precedence over weight.

NOTE: This index does not list "unringable" towers, i.e., those where the bells were originally (or reportedly) hung for change-ringing but are no longer usable as such.  Those installations may be found in the combined index to all North American sites.


  Location (City & Country)                 Note  Weight
  -------------------------                 ----  -------
  
VICTORIA - CCC                : CANADA - BC  C#   29-1-19
   Christ Church Cathedral 
TORONTO - STJA/2              : CANADA - ON  C#   24-2-9 or
   St.James Cathedral                             21-2-10
WASHINGTON - NC/2             : USA - DC     D    32-0-4
   National Cathedral 
WASHINGTON - PO               : USA - DC     D    26-1-13
   Old Post Office Tower 
   Nancy Hanks Center 
KENT                          : USA - CT     D    24-3-18
   Kent School 
NEW YORK - TC/2               : USA - NY     D    23-3-17
   Trinity Parish Church (Episcopal)
BURLINGTON                    : USA - NJ     D#   22-0-4
   St.Mary's Episcopal Church
CHICAGO - MT                  : USA - IL     D#   21-3-7
   Mitchell Tower, University of Chicago 
HINGHAM                       : USA - MA     D#   19-2-19
   Hingham Memorial Bell Tower
CHARLESTON - STMI             : USA - SC     D#   17-1-18 or
   St.Michael's Episcopal Church                  18-1-18 or 17-1-11
CHARLESTON - G                : USA - SC     D#   16-2-27
   Grace Episcopal Church
ORLEANS                       : USA - MA     D#   ?
   Church of The Transfiguration
   The Community of Jesus (Benedictine)
WATERTOWN - PIB               : USA - MA     E    22-1-15
   Perkins Institute for the Blind
MISSION CITY                  : CANADA - BC  E    21-0-11 or
   Westminster Abbey (St.Joseph's)                21-0-10
BOSTON - CA                   : USA - MA     E    19-1-17 or
   Church of the Advent                           19-1-7
GROTON                        : USA - MA     F    18-0-20
   Groton School 
EXETER                        : CANADA - ON  F    18-0-3
   Trivitt Memorial Church
   [chime with 6 bells hung to swing full-circle]
MIAMI - T                     : USA - FL     F    17-3-20
   Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 
PHILADELPHIA - STMKL          : USA - PA     F    17-3-18
   St.Mark's Episcopal Church 
QUÉBEC - HT                   : CANADA - QU  F    16-2-24 or
   La Cathedrale Episcopale de la Sainte-Trinité  16-2-4 
VANCOUVER - HR                : CANADA - BC  F    16 cwt
   Holy Rosary Cathedral 
BOSTON - CC                   : USA - MA     F    14-1-0
   Christ Church ("Old North") 
ATLANTA - STL                 : USA - GA     F    13-1-14
   St.Luke's Episcopal Church 
QUÉBEC - B                    : CANADA - QU  F#   15 cwt
   The St.Matthew's Bell Tower
   (was part of St.Matthew's Church)
BIRMINGHAM - STP              : USA - AL     F#   13-1-11
   Family Life Center
   Cathedral of St.Paul (RC)
HONOLULU - STA                : USA - HI     F#   12-0-26
   St.Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral 
CHARLESTON - LP               : USA - SC     G    14-3-0
   Cathedral Church of St.Luke & St.Paul (Episcopal) 
ROCHESTER - A                 : USA - NY     G    11-1-7
   Church of the Ascension (Episcopal)
SEWANEE - 2                   : USA - TN     G    11-0-23
   Bentley Bells
   Breslin Tower 
   Convocation Hall 
   The University of the South 
AUGUSTA - GS                  : USA - GA     G    11-0-14
   Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal)
HOUSTON - STP/2               : USA - TX     G    11-0-3
   Lower belfry 
   St.Paul's United Methodist Church 
ALEXANDRIA                    : USA - VA     G    10-3-14
   Immanuel Chapel
   Virginia Theological Seminary
FREDERICK - C                 : USA - MD     G#    9-2-18
   Calvary United Methodist Church 
NASHOTAH                      : USA - WI     G#    9-2-0 or
   (in storage)                                    9-1-14
   Nashotah House Theological Seminary
PITTSBURGH - SPC              : USA - PA     G#    8-0-21
   Southminster Presbyterian Church 
SHREVEPORT - STM              : USA - LA     G#    ?
   St.Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
HENDERSONVILLE                : USA - NC     A     9-0-24
   St.James' Episcopal Church
KALAMAZOO - KC                : USA - MI     A     9-0-16
   Kalamazoo College 
LITTLE ROCK - TEC             : USA - AR     A     9-0-1
   Trinity Episcopal Cathedral 
NORTHAMPTON - 2               : USA - MA     A     8-3-0 or
   Smith College                                   8-2-11
BREWSTER                      : USA - NY     A     8-2-22
   Melrose School
CALGARY - CH                  : CANADA - AB  A#    8-2-0
   Christ Church, Elbow Park 
HOUSTON - STT                 : USA - TX     B     7-0-7
   St.Thomas Episcopal Church 
ABILENE - CHR                 : USA - TX     B     6-1-5
   Church of the Heavenly Rest (Episcopal)
   [non-traditional carillon with 6 bells
    hung for change-ringing]
HOUSTON - PM/2                : USA - TX     B     6-1-0
   Lower belfry 
   Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church 
SEATTLE - UW/2                : USA - WA     B     6-0-0
   The Gordon Stuart Peek Foundation
     Memorial Bells
   Gerberding Hall
   University of Washington
MARIETTA - STJ                : USA - GA     C     5-1-2 or
   St.James' Episcopal Church                      5-1-5
RALEIGH - C                   : USA - NC     C     4-2-15 or
   Christ Episcopal Church                         4-1-9
Dallas - STJ                  : USA - TX     C     4-2-12
   St.James Episcopal Church 
PHILADELPHIA - STMTF/2        : USA - PA     D     4-2-8
   Church of St.Martin-in-the-Fields 
SULLIVAN'S ISLAND             : USA - SC     D?    4-2-0 or
   Stella Maris RC Church                          4-2-16
RIVERSIDE                     : USA - IL     D     3-3-28 or
   St.Paul's Church (Episcopal)                    3-2-27
TEXARKANA                     : USA - AR     D     3-3-0 or
   First Presbyterian Church                       3-2-26
New Castle                    : USA - DE     D     3-2-24 or
   Immanuel Episcopal Church                       3-3-7
Princess Anne                 : USA - MD     D?    3-2-10
   St.Andrew's Episcopal Church 
Carmel - PG                   : USA - IN     ?     0-0-10, mini
   Graupner residence 

NEW HAVEN - YU/2              : USA - CT     ?     ?-?-?
   Pauli Murray Residential College
   Yale University

Key to column headings:

Note
pitch of the tenor (heaviest bell) of the ring

Weight
weight of the tenor in cwt-qr-lb (See page on Weights.)

Notes:

The table is sorted first on the pitch of the tenor bell, then on the actual weight.  Apparent inconsistencies are most likely the result of differences in scale, i.e., the relationship between thickness and inside diameter.

You can see the count of instruments corresponding to each note on the summary page.


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