For an explanation of what this index contains (and does NOT contain), and of the additional details on each entry, see the Bellfoundry Indexes Advice.
NOTE: This list is not yet complete - many known instruments remain to be added for the Netherlands.
NOTE: After the Greenwood bell business opened, instruments installed in the USA continued to be made of bells from the Heiligerlee foundry. All such instruments are included in this section.
GOES - MM : NETHERLANDS 19?? I trad Groote Kerk Maria Magdalena HAMBURG - STJ : GERMANY-BRD 19?? C non-trad St.Josephturm HEILIGERLEE - Mobile : NETHERLANDS 1??? C [trad] Van Bergen's Traveling Carillon LEER : GERMANY-BRD 19?? C non-trad Rathaus MELLE : GERMANY-BRD 1??? C (trad) Rathaus MUENSTER-IN-W. - LH : GERMANY-BRD 19?? C non-trad Landeshausturm UNKNOWN LOCATION : CONGO/ZAIRE 19?? C non-trad (Unknown) UNKNOWN LOCATION : RHODESIA 1??? C non-trad (Unknown) APPINGEDAM : NETHERLANDS 1834 E (chime) Nicolaïtoren Sint Nicolaaskerk HAMBURG - STP : GERMANY-BRD 1887 C [trad] St.Petrikirche UTRECHT - D/2 : NETHERLANDS 1906 I trad Upper belfry Domtoren DEN HELDER : NETHERLANDS 1935 F non-trad Zeeheldenmonument (Monument for the Heroes of the Sea) ENKHUIZEN - Z : NETHERLANDS 1936 I trad Zuidertoren (Sint Pancraskerk) BERGEN OP ZOOM : NETHERLANDS 1938 C (trad) St.Geertruidstoren (Peperbus) NEW BRUNSWICK - S : USA - NJ 1938*C non-trad* Charavay Memorial Carillon Chapel New Brunswick Theological Seminary (Reformed Church in America) * not installed here until 1940 HOORN - STC : NETHERLANDS 1939 C (trad) Stadstoren Grote Kerk GREENWOOD - CSMBC : USA - SC 1939*F trad Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church (SBC) * not installed here until 1941 GRONINGEN - M/2 : NETHERLANDS 1941 I trad Upper belfry & cupola Martinitoren Martinikerk (St.Martin's Church) HOOGEVEEN : NETHERLANDS 1941 F trad Raadhuistoren WINSCHOTEN : NETHERLANDS 1946 F trad St.Vitustoren, "Olle Witte" Ned.Herv.Kerk BARNEVELD - NH : NETHERLANDS 1948 I trad Jan van Schaffelaartoren (or) St.Odulphustoren Ned.Herv.Kerk GOES - S : NETHERLANDS 1948 R chime Gemeentehuis (City Hall Tower) GREENWOOD - CSMBC : USA - SC 1948 E non-trad Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church (SBC) HILVARENBEEK : NETHERLANDS 1949 F trad R.K.Kerk St.Petrus-Banden (St. Peter in Chains) MEPPEL : NETHERLANDS 1949 F trad OLV-Toren Ned.Herv.Kerk (Grote kerk) NEW YORK - STM : USA - NY 1949 C trad St.Martin's Episcopal Church HOORN - STC : NETHERLANDS 1950 F trad Stadstoren Grote Kerk ZUTPHEN - W : NETHERLANDS 1950 F trad Wijnhuistoren DORDRECHT - G : NETHERLANDS 1951 C (trad) O.L.V.Toren (Grote Kerk) ENKHUIZEN - D : NETHERLANDS 1951 I trad Drommedaristoren LEIDEN - S : NETHERLANDS 1951 F trad Stadhuistoren CLEVELAND HEIGHTS - STP : USA - OH 1952 I trad Harry A. & Mariah H. Seabrook and Thomas Family Memorial Carillon St.Paul's Episcopal Church QUEZON CITY - UPD : PHILIPPINES 1952 C (trad) Carillon Tower University of the Philippines-Diliman MISSOULA : USA - MT 1953 C trad Ellis Tower Main Hall University of Montana CLEVELAND HEIGHTS - STP : USA - OH 1953 E trad Harry A. & Mariah H. Seabrook and Thomas Family Memorial Carillon St.Paul's Episcopal Church NIJMEGEN - STS : NETHERLANDS 1953 E trad St.Stevenstoren Groote Kerk TORONTO - UT : CANADA - ON 1953 I trad Soldiers' Tower University of Toronto LIMA - CC : PERU 1954 C non-trad Catholic Church MIDDELBURG : NETHERLANDS 1955 C trad Abdijtoren - "Lange Jan" SNEEK : NETHERLANDS 1955 I trad Sint-Maartenstoren (Martinikerk) N.H.Kerk (Grote Kerk) CHARLESTON - C : USA - SC 1955 F trad The Thomas Dry Howie Carillon The Citadel (Military College) GORINCHEM - STM : NETHERLANDS 1956 E non-trad Sint Maartenstoren (R.K.Kerk H.Martinus) NEW YORK - RC : USA - NY 1956 E trad Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon Riverside Church (interdenominational: ABC/UCC) BRUXELLES - WF : BELGIUM 1958 C [trad] World's Fair, 1958 VEENDAM : NETHERLANDS 1958 F trad Ned.Herv.Kerk NACOGDOCHES : USA - TX 1958 F non-trad# Griffith Fine Arts Building Stephen F. Austin State University BELO HORIZONTE : BRAZIL 1959 C trad Cathedral AMSTERDAM - ZK : NETHERLANDS 1959 E trad Zuider Kerk APPINGEDAM : NETHERLANDS 1959 I trad Nicolaïtoren Sint Nicolaaskerk MIDDLEBURY : USA - VT 1959*I trad Mead Memorial Chapel Middlebury College * cast for another site WILLIAMSVILLE : USA - NY 1959 F trad* The Niederlander Carillon Calvary Episcopal Church ANTIGUA : B. W. I. 1960 C chime Cathedral Church of St.John the Divine (Anglican) BENNEBROEK : NETHERLANDS 1960 E non-trad Ned.Herv.Kerk LAWRENCEVILLE : USA - GA 1960*C chime First Baptist Church * cast for another site GREENWOOD - VBF : USA - SC 1960 C [mech?] vanBergen Bellfoundry, Greenwood, SC PARIS : USA - TX 1960 C chime DeShong Chapel Paris Junior College ENSCHEDE : NETHERLANDS 1961 C trad Stadstoren Groote Kerk (N.H.Kerk) BIRMINGHAM - FPC : USA - AL 1961 E trad First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) DENVER - CWC : USA - CO 1961 C trad Charles S. Hill Memorial Carillon George W. Olinger Memorial Tower Colorado Women's College MAPLE HEIGHTS : USA - OH 1961 C non-trad Lutheran Church of the Covenant (ELCA)
NOTE: The Greenwood foundry did not start producing carillons and chimes until 1961. After that, most instruments installed in the USA were wholly or partially cast in Greenwood. All exceptions (including jointly made instruments) are noted below. Instruments installed outside the USA came from the Heiligerlee foundry, with one exception noted below.
DECATUR : USA - GA 1961 C chime Trinity Baptist Church of Metro Atlanta - and - Free for All Deliverance Ch (was Ousley Methodist Church) 6 basses cast in Heiligerlee BELMONT - HC : USA - NC 1961 F non-trad Lineberger Memorial Carillon Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter (ELCA) BRONXVILLE - VLC : USA - NY 1963 C non-trad Wyman Memorial Carillon Village Lutheran Church (LCMS) cast in Heiligerlee GREENWOOD - GBLC : USA - SC 1963 C chime GBLC Building (was Greenwood Building and Loan Co.) HEILIGERLEE - VB/2 : NETHERLANDS 1964*C trad National Monument to the Mobilization Invalids of World War I Garden Klokkengieterijmuseum (vanBergen Bellfoundry Museum) * made for another site DALLAS - CI : USA - TX 1964 C non-trad Church of the Incarnation bourdon cast in Heiligerlee DAYTON - D : USA - OH 1964 T trad* Deeds Carillon Deeds Memorial Tower Carillon Historical Park GREENVILLE - WPC : USA - SC 1964 C non-trad Niven Memorial Carillon Niven Memorial Tower Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) SENECA : USA - SC 1964 C chime Trinity Baptist Church READING - SLC : USA - PA 1964 C trad Bells of Joy Schwarzwald Lutheran Church (ELCA) cast in Heiligerlee CONCORD - STJ : USA - NC 1966 F non-trad Blanche Brown Coltrane Memorial Carillon Evangelical Lutheran Church of St.James cast in Heiligerlee GREENVILLE - FU/2 : USA - SC 1966 C non-trad* The Burnside Carillon Furman University [new campus] probably some basses cast in Heiligerlee ATLANTA - SS : USA - GA 1966 C chime Sandy Springs United Methodist Church WILLIAMSVILLE : USA - NY 1966 I trad The Niederlander Carillon Calvary Episcopal Church CLEMSON - HT : USA - SC 1967 C chime Holy Trinity Episcopal Church FORT COLLINS : USA - CO 1967 C non-trad Mary Lee Townsend Memorial Carillon St.Luke's Episcopal Church SHERMAN : USA - TX 1967 F trad Wynne Chapel Austin College cast in Heiligerlee HEILIGERLEE - VB/1 : NETHERLANDS 1968 C [trad] Klokkengieterijtoren Van Bergen N.V. LOS ANGELES - MC : USA - CA 1968 C non-trad Music Center of Los Angeles County WASHINGTON - STL : USA - DC 1969 C non-trad St.Luke's United Methodist Church CONCORD - STJ : USA - NC 1970 E non-trad Blanche Brown Coltrane Memorial Carillon Evangelical Lutheran Church of St.James FERRUM : USA - VA 1970 C non-trad Vaughn Memorial Tower Ferrum College (formerly Ferrum Junior College) GREENWOOD - FBC : USA - SC 1970 F non-trad First Baptist Church (CBF) 4 largest bells cast in Heiligerlee SAINT LOUIS - CS : USA - MO 1971 C trad Luther Tower Concordia Seminary 10 largest bells from Heiligerlee WASHINGTON - TCC : USA - DC 1971 C chime Third Church of Christ, Scientist CLINTON : USA - SC 1973 C non-trad Bailey Memorial Carillon Bailey Memorial Bell Tower First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) DAYTON - D : USA - OH 1973 E trad* Deeds Carillon Deeds Memorial Tower Carillon Historical Park CHERRYVILLE : USA - NC 1974 F non-trad Beam, Pratt & Brawley Memorial Carillon First United Methodist Church cast in Heiligerlee GASTONIA - FUMC : USA - NC 1974 C non-trad First United Methodist Church BRASILIA : BRAZIL 1977 C chime Catholic Church cast in Greenwood GREENWOOD - FBC : USA - SC 1977 E non-trad First Baptist Church (CBF) LAURINBURG - STA : USA - NC 1977 C chime Katherine McKay Belk Bell Tower St.Andrews Presbyterian College SHELBY : USA - NC 1978 C chime First Baptist Church GREENVILLE - R : USA - SC 2012*C non-trad Terrace at Riverplace * bells cast in Heiligerlee long ago
The Van Bergen family operated a bellfoundry in Midwolda, Netherlands, from 1795 to 1950, and another in Heiligerlee, Netherlands, from 1862 to 1980. The Heiligerlee foundry produced the first modern tuned Dutch-made carillon in 1933.
Source: A.Lehr, Register of [Dutch-related] bellfounders (in Dutch only)
We have not yet seen evidence that the Midwolda foundry produced carillons or chimes. Presumably its output was restricted to single bells and peals. Hence it does not appear in the index above.
One member of the family, H.T. van Bergen, emigrated to the USA, and eventually set up a bellfoundry in Greenwood, South Carolina. This foundry used a sand-casting technology, and produced only small-to-medium sized bells; larger bells were obtained from the older Heiligerlee foundry, which was operated by A.H. van Bergen. so that several American carillons contain bells from both foundries.
The next generation of the American branch of the Van Bergen family represented the Paccard foundry in the USA for many years; see his report of the interconnected histories. Bells cast by Paccard and delivered by Vanbergen Bellfoundries Inc. are listed on the Paccard index page. Bells cast by Whitechapel and delivered by Vanbergen Bellfoundries Inc. are listed on the Whitechapel index page.
The former Heiligerlee foundry, now a bellfoundry museum, is marked on Wikimapia.
The family name appears both as Van Bergen and as Vanbergen. In Dutch orthography, "van" is capitalized when it introduces a family name used alone, but not in the middle of the name of a person. Thus "H.T. van Bergen was a member of the Van Bergen family." However, this orthography is not always carefully followed, especially by non-Dutch writers. Thus one-word and two-word forms are both found, as are capitalized and non-capitalized forms. Our chosen style is to use the single-word form "Vanbergen" in all foundry indexes (such as this one); and to use the single-word form "vanBergen" in the Technical data part of site data pages. In cases where the name is quoted from other sources (such as the formal name of the foundry), we try to use whatever forms appeared in the original sources.
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