Hingham Memorial Bell Tower Main Street near Elm Street Hingham, Massachusetts, USA LL: N 42.24136, W 70.88639
Kenneth W. Drescher 23 Cedar Street Hingham, MA 02043-2701 H: (781)749-5179 F: (617)269-7117 E: moonballoon /@/ gmail DOTcom - or - Joan R. Getto 2 Rice Road Hingham, MA 02043-4520 H: (617)740-1523
Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.
Hingham Memorial Bell Tower Committee Hingham Town Hall 210 Central Street Hingham, MA 02043-2759 T: (781)741-1410 [Town Clerk] E: via Webform [@] www.hingham-ma.gov
Unused during tower renovation; usually practice Tuesday 1900-2030
Added semitone is flat 7th (or flat 4 in ringing terms), hung dead on upper level of bell frame (with 2 trebles). Tower originally owned by Old Ship Church (nearby), but now by town. Bells are all replicas of bells in churches in Hingham, England, and neighboring towns. 2013: multi-phase major renovation of tower and bells in progress, replacing floors & stairs, adding steel frame to reinforce middle level, adding system to heat & dehumidify. TBD: refurb of bells by Whitechapel.
Ring of 10 bells + chiming semitone Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ROPE10/ NONE There is one added semitone The whole instrument was installed in 1912 with bells made by Whitechapel Auxiliary mechanisms: L11 Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 1991*Links:
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