O.L.V.Toren (Grote Kerk)
   Lange Geldersekade
   Dordrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.81419, E 4.65991
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   Paul de Kok


   None; installation not yet complete.


   4 basses by Taylor, 1916, formerly
   part of a chime at St.Mary's Church,
   Low Harrogate, England, donated to this
   project by the Keltek Trust.
   6 trebles cast by Allanconi of Italy
   to designs by Matthew Higby, who tuned
   all bells & supplied ringing fittings.
   Hung below the carillon (G/1) in the
   same tower.
   Dec.2020: bells installed; to be
   ringable early in 2021

*Technical data:

   Ring of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 2020
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E*S5  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020

Description of the project from the Website of the bellhanger; with photo of the tower and the six new bells

Video (0:40) of the 10 bells being tapped in the Higby workshop prior to being shipped to Dordrecht.

Page about the former ring/chime; the church closed in 2006.

This work being by various makers, it is not indexed by foundry.

Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Zuid-Holland.

   This page was built from the database on 31-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/31
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/10/22

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