Katherine McKay Belk Bell Tower
   St.Andrews University
   (was St.Andrews Presbyterian College)
   1700 Dogwood Mile
   Laurinburg, North Carolina, USA
   LL: N 34.74296, W 79.48106
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   St.Andrews College
   1700 Dogwood Mile
   Laurinburg, NC  28532-5521
   T: (910)277-5000   F: (910)277-5020




   Bells cast in Greenwood.
   Reports of 18 bells are incorrect.
   Former college is now a university,
   and a branch of Webber University
   following merger in 2011.
   Aug.2019: After major hurricane damage,
   tower is being demolished and will be

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1977
     with bells made by vanBergen   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001

The college Website treats the tower as the focal point of the campus; it appears in numerous photos, especially on the Profile page.

A news article (4Ag'19) reports that the tower suffered significant damage from hurricane Florence in Sep.2018; a photo shows part of the stone cladding missing.

Waymarking page, with 2 photos of the tower

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

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NC.

   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/09/13
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/07/26

(none available)

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